Westchester/Veterans
K Line 
Westchester/Veterans station in 2022
General information
Location1040 West Florence Avenue
Inglewood, California
Coordinates33°57′43″N 118°22′28″W / 33.962045°N 118.374354°W / 33.962045; -118.374354
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Big Blue Bus
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedOctober 7, 2022; 15 months ago (2022-10-07)[1]
Previous namesFlorence/Hindry
Services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Downtown Inglewood K Line Terminus
Future services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Downtown Inglewood K Line
(2024)
LAX/Metro Transit Center
Location
Map

Westchester/Veterans station is an at-grade light rail station on the K Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located alongside Florence Avenue near its intersection of Hindry Avenue, located in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, but across the street from the city of Inglewood. The station serves as the temporary southern terminus of the K line until through-routing with the C Line commences.[2]

The station opened on October 7, 2022.[1] Metro held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for the station on September 17, 2022.[3]

The station incorporates artwork by the artist Geoff McFetridge.[4] Hindry station was funded and fully incorporated into the project in May 2013 after significant community support.[5]

Service

Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound K Line K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Downtown Inglewood)
Northbound/
Southbound
 K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Downtown Inglewood)
 K Line (under construction) toward Redondo Beach (LAX/Metro Transit Center)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Hours and frequency

K Line service hours are approximately from 4:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. daily. Trains operate every 10 minutes throughout the day on weekdays. Night service is every 20 minutes. Due to the ongoing construction of the new LAX/Metro Transit Center station, trains temporarily run 20-minute headways on weekends.[6]

Connections

As of December 10, 2023, the following connections are available:[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Patel, Tine (October 7, 2022). "LA Metro's new K Line opens today". CBS. Archived from the original on October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  2. ^ "AIRPORT METRO CONNECTOR STATUS UPDATE" (PDF). April 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2021. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  3. ^ Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority [@metrolosangeles] (September 17, 2022). "We took the big scissors to the ribbon this morning for the K Line's Westchester/Veterans Station. All seven K Line stations that will be opening soon have now been officially dedicated!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 1, 2022 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Broverman, Neal (January 22, 2018). "An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Hymon, Steve (May 23, 2013). "Metro Board votes to fully fund Leimert Park Village and Hindry stations for Crenshaw/LAX Line". The Source. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Metro K Line schedule". December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  7. ^ "K Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved December 26, 2023.

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