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Westchester/Veterans
K Line 
Westchester Veterans station K Line Los Angeles Metro.jpg
Westchester/Veterans station (2022)
General information
Location1040 West Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates33°57′43″N 118°22′28″W / 33.962045°N 118.374354°W / 33.962045; -118.374354Coordinates: 33°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
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 7, 2022; 3 days ago (2022-10-07)
Previous namesFlorence/Hindry
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Downtown Inglewood K Line Terminus
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Downtown Inglewood K Line LAX/Metro Transit Center
(after 2024)
toward Norwalk
Location

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 opened on October 7, 2022.[1] Metro held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for the station on September 17, 2022.[2]

The station serves as the initial southern terminus of the line until through-routing with the C Line commences.[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 K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Downtown Inglewood)
K Line K Line (under construction) toward Norwalk (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 ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every 15 minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Night service is every 20 minutes.[6]

Connections

As of October 7, 2022, the following connections are available:[7]

Notable places nearby

Centinela Adobe sign, Westchester, Los Angeles, California
Centinela Adobe sign, Westchester, Los Angeles, California

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:

References

  1. ^ Uranga, Rachel (September 22, 2022). "After years of delays, the Crenshaw/LAX Line is finally set to open next month". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "AIRPORT METRO CONNECTOR STATUS UPDATE" (PDF). April 2021.
  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. 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.
  6. ^ "Metro K Line schedule". September 23, 2022. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  7. ^ "K Line – FAQs". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved July 12, 2022.

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