Metro has announced that the K Line, a rail line connecting Los Angeles with Inglewood and El Segundo, will partially open Oct. 7.

To mark the occasion, Metro will offer free rides on all of its buses and trains that entire weekend.

Initially dubbed the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the K Line brings “convenient, fast, reliable and low-cost rail transit” that has not been in the South Los Angeles area since the 1950s, Metro officials said.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement the opening will fulfill a dream that began when Mayor Tom Bradley was in office and sought to provide world-class transportation in South Los Angeles.

“The K line is integral to Los Angeles’ transportation future, and in just a few weeks, it will open doors of opportunity for riders across our region and help make Los Angeles a more accessible, sustainable, and inclusive city,” Garcetti said.

Located in the heart of the Crenshaw Corridor and Inglewood, the K Line will provide access to Leimert Park Village and pass near SoFi Stadium. Inglewood officials are working to build a transit connection from the line’s Inglewood station and the stadium.

“Little by little we are becoming the world’s center of sports and entertainment, thanks in part to the K Line coming to our city,” Inglewood Mayor James Butts said.

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