EAST JEFFERSON AND 38th STREET LINE (1913-1920)

 

Formed on newly built trackage, service starting February 1913.

 

ROUTE: From Main Street and Jefferson Avenue, east on Jefferson to Central Avenue, south on Central to E. 38th Street, east on 38th to Ascot Avenue.

 

1918: Extended west from Main and Jefferson to University Avenue, south on University (USC campus) to Exposition Boulevard

 

MAY 9, 1920: Became the K-Line.

 

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K-EAST JEFFERSON AND EAST 38th STREET LINE (1920-1932)

 

Formed from old route of same name and route, designated K-Line May 9, 1920.

 

ROUTE: From E. 38th Street (re-named E. 41st in 1937) and Ascot Avenue, west on 38th to Central Avenue, north on Central to Jefferson Avenue, west on Jefferson to University Avenue, south on University (USC campus) to Exposition Boulevard.

 

JULY 13, 1924: Service suspended due to power shortage.

 

DECEMBER 28, 1924: Normal service restored.

 

JUNE 1926: Due to storm drain construction along Jefferson Avenue east of Main Street, service was cut back to the western portion from Main and Jefferson to University Avenue and Exposition Boulevard. Service on the eastern portion from Jefferson and Griffith Avenues east to E. 38th Street and Ascot Avenue was provided by rerouted G-Line cars.

 

AUGUST 29, 1926: Service returned to normal.

 

FEBRUARY 1, 1931: Service on University Avenue south from Jefferson Avenue to Exposition Boulevard abandoned with no replacement. Extended west on Jefferson to Vermont Avenue.

 

JUNE 12, 1932: Rerouted and renamed K East Jefferson and West 39th Street Line.

 

K-EAST JEFFERSON AND WEST 39th STREET LINE (1932)

 

Formed from the K-East Jefferson and East 38th Street Line, and the W. 39th Street branch of the U-University Line. Service begun June 2, 1932.

 

ROUTE: From E. 38th Street and Ascot Avenue, east on 38th to Central Avenue, north on Central to Jefferson Avenue, west on Jefferson to Vermont Avenue, south on Vermont to W. 39th Street, west on 39th (via a short jog on Denker Avenue) to Western Avenue.

 

AUGUST 14, 1932: Service on W. 39th Street returned to U-Line, cut back to its previous terminal at Vermont and Jefferson Avenues, and renamed with its former name, K-East Jefferson and East 38th Street Line.

 

2nd K-EAST JEFFERSON AND EAST 38th STREET LINE (1932-1933)

 

Formed from the K East Jefferson and West 39th Street Line minus the branch on W 39th Street, which was returned to the U-Line.

 

ROUTE: Same as original line of same name, from E. 38th Street and Ascot Avenue, west on 38th to Central Avenue, north on Central to Jefferson Avenue, west on Jefferson to Vermont Avenue.

 

FEBRUARY 13, 1932: Extended south on Vermont Avenue to Florence Avenue, and renamed the K-East Jefferson and South Vermont Line.

 

3rd K-EAST JEFFERSON AND EAST 38th STREET LINE (1933)

 

Formed from the K-East Jefferson and South Vermont Line minus the Vermont Avenue extension.

 

ROUTE: From East 38th and Ascot, west to Central, north to Jefferson, west to Vermont Avenue.

 

SEPTEMBER 11, 1933: Line again extended south on Vermont Avenue to Florence Avenue and again renamed K-East Jefferson and South Vermont Line.

 

K-EAST JEFFERSON AND SOUTH VERMONT LINE (1933)

 

Formed from K-E. Jefferson and E. 38th Line plus trackage on south to Florence Avenue daily except Sunday, 8:30am to 5:30pm only. Service starts February 13, 1932.

 

ROUTE: From East 38th and Ascot west to Central, north on Central to Jefferson, west on Jefferson to Vermont, south on Vermont to Florence Avenue.

 

JUNE 26, 1933: Line cut back to Jefferson and Vermont Avenues and renamed back to K-East Jefferson and E. 38th Street Line.

 

2nd K-EAST JEFFERSON AND SOUTH VERMONT LINE (1933-1941)

 

Formed from the K-East Jefferson and East 38th Street Line plus trackage on South Vermont Avenue, south from Jefferson Avenue to Florence Avenue.

 

ROUTE: From Ascot Avenue and E. 38th Street (renamed E. 41st in 1937), west on 38th to Central Avenue, north on Central to East Jefferson Avenue, west on Jefferson to South Vermont Avenue, south on Vermont to Florence Avenue. Service starts September 11, 1933 until 6:55pm daily except Sunday and legal holiday: after 6:55pm and on Sunday and holidays service as far as Jefferson and Vermont only.

 

OCTOBER 5,1941: Rail service on East 41st Street and on Jefferson from Central Avenue to Vermont Avenue abandoned, all service from Jefferson and Vermont Avenues by the U-University Line only.