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A Year Into Heavy Construction, LAX/Metro Transit Center Takes Shape

Gary Leonard

The massive LAX/Metro Transit Center station is rapidly taking shape at the intersection of Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street in Westchester, California, with the steel frame now coming together. This $900-million transit hub, which began heavy construction in early 2022, will provide a rail connection to LAX.

The approximately 9.5-acre complex is located directly east of the K Line's new maintenance and storage facility, and will eventually be served by both the K and C Lines, as well as local buses. Once operational, passengers will have the option to transfer onto LAX's new automated people mover system, which is currently under construction adjacent to the center.

The full project includes a 16-bay bus plaza with charging infrastructure, a multi-level active transportation and bike hub, a vehicle drop-off zone, a customer service center, public toilets beyond the fare paid zone, commercial space, and a sculpture by Los Angeles artist Glenn Kaino, which will be integrated into the station's hub structure.

Completion of the LAX station, is expected in 2024,

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