The Underground cuts the ceremonial tape at the Hyde Park station construction site
LOS ANGELES – Dignitaries cut the ceremonial pink ribbon on Saturday to dedicate Hyde Park station to the new K line, under construction along the Crenshaw Corridor and due to open later this year.
The new Hyde Park station is located between the intersections of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue and 59th Street, according to subway officials.
“Hyde Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles, so it’s only fitting that Metro will soon be offering a new transit alternative to this important community,” said Ara J. Najarian, member of the Glendale City Council and Chairman of the Metro Board. “I am delighted to see the opportunities this new station and line will bring to Hyde Park by connecting people to local parks, schools, housing and other key destinations.”
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Hyde Park is one of eight new stations on the 8 1/2 mile K line. Additional stations are: Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King Jr., Leimert Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood, Westchester/Veterans and Aviation/Century.
The $2 billion K line will open later this year, according to Metro. Aviation/Century Station is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023. The Airport Subway Connector Project, which will provide a connection to Los Angeles International Airport, is scheduled to open in late 2024. Line K will connect the subway line Existing E (Expo) at Crenshaw and Exposition Blvds. to the C (green) line in El Segundo, providing a transit alternative to driving the 10, 405, and 105 freeways.