Welcome to our series “Get to Know Your Stations,” which is highlighting the construction progress of the eight new Crenshaw/LAX Line stations. This week we bring you the Leimert Park and Hyde Park Stations!
The future Leimert Park Station will be the third underground station along Crenshaw Bl as the train moves southbound. The station is located in Leimert Park Village, known as the center of African American arts and culture. The station will allow riders to connect to the historic Vision Theater,Eso Won Books– one of America’s oldest black-owned book stores,Ride On! Bike Shop/Co-Op– one of the first bike co-ops to form in the neighborhood, barber shops, uniquely delicious restaurants, and more.
Leimert park Station construction progress is the most advanced of the three underground stations on the alignment. Crews have erected the station plaza elevator structure for the set of elevators that will take riders from the plaza to the mezzanine level; as well as the canopy framing that will cover the stairs and escalators, the main entrance to the station. Within the station, in addition to rail placement completion, the walls have been covered in tile and the elevator frames are in place.
The future Hyde Park Station will be the fourth station along Crenshaw Bl as the train moves southbound. The Station is located just south of Slauson Avenue, the intersection recently namedNipsey Hussle Squareby the City of Los Angeles. The station sits midway theCrenshaw Bl business corridor between the Park Mesa and Hyde Park communities.
Hyde Park Station has visible progress in all of its features including completed rail installation, station’s platform, ticketing structure, landscape traffic divider curb, and canopy. The Station’s glass roof canopy installation is approximately 95% completed. Wiring is in place in preparation of LED/LCD electronic signage installation. CCTV camera’s have been installed for security and station operations monitoring. Landscape traffic divider curb and gutter have also been installed. The new curb and gutter system includes curb cuts to direct runoff rain water into the station area landscaping.
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is one of twelve transit projects funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. The project began construction in 2014 and anticipates completion in 2020.
Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Business Solution Center (BSC) provides resources, programs, and support to the small businesses along the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor. For more information on BSC services, please visit metrobsc.net/crenshaw.