Construction crews broke ground this week on the long-awaited light rail station that will connect riders on the almost-completed L.A. Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line to the airport’s currently-under-construction Automated People Mover.

The $898.6-million Airport Metro Connector Project (AMC) is expected to be completed in 2024 and will include train platforms, a 16-bay bus plaza, a bike hub, a private vehicle drop-off zone and direct access to the LAX Automated

People Mover, a 2.25-mile train system with six total stations that will connect people to their terminals and a car rental facility. That train system is expected to be ready for passengers in 2023. The Crenshaw/LAX Line is expected to be completed later this year.

The connector station, which will be called the Aviation/96th Street Station, will also have an L.A. Metro customer service center, interactive information kiosks, public restrooms and commercial space.

The station is being built to meet the criteria for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold rating and will have 550,000-plus kilowatts of solar panels, native landscaping and electric bus charging stations.

The project is funded partly through the sales tax raised by Measure R, a ballot measure passed in November 2008, and Measure M, a ballot measure passed in November 2016.

“To be a world-class airport, we must create world-class transportation options for employees and our guests. This Metro connector will do just that,” said Los Angeles World Airports CEO Justin Erbacci.