Welcome to the Expo Line media center, a compilation of information on the opening of the Exposition Light Rail to Culver City. Here you can access news releases, grab an embed code from YouTube, download hi-res photos and link to online information.
Phase I of the Metro Expo Line is a new $932 million, 8.6-mile light rail line under construction from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. It will have 12 stations with two stations shared with the Metro Blue Line. The new light rail line will serve USC, Exposition Park, The Mid-City communities, the Crenshaw District and Culver City.
Phase II of the Metro Expo Line, a $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile extension from Culver City to Santa Monica, is funded under the Measure R half-cent sale tax initiative approved by the voters in 2008. Phase II will have seven stations serving West Los Angeles/Santa Monica and is expected to be completed in 2016.
Complete Opening Coverage
Buildexpo.org: Exposition Construction Authority
Metro Joins Local Elected Officials for the Dedication of the New Expo Line Culver City Station
LOS ANGELES (June 20, 2013) Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa joined Culver City Mayor Andy Weissman and other local elected officials today to officially dedicate the opening of the Expo Line Culver City Station located in the heart of Culver City at the intersection of Washington and National. Both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station will open to the public at noon today.
Metro to Open Culver City and Farmdale Stations along the New Expo Line to the Public on Wednesday, June 20
LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2012): Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that Metro will officially open to the public both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station along the recently opened Metro Expo Line on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 noon.
Leave those stilettos behind ... Culver City is the place to eat and walk and Metro will take you there on the brand new Expo Line
LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2012): Grab your trendy fabric shopping bag and leave those stilettos behind. It's time to visit Culver City for great food -- in restaurants, shops and at the Tuesday farmers' market. Metro will soon take you there aboard Expo -- the first passenger rail to the Westside in more than 50 years.
Metro Bus Service Changes to be Implemented Sunday June 17 with Improved Bus Connections with New Metro Expo Light Rail Line
LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2012): Beginning Sunday, June 17, 2012, Metro will implement bus service changes to a number of bus lines throughout Los Angeles County, make adjustments to existing bus lines to better serve the new Metro Expo Line and implement other minor route improvements.
Local and State Dignitaries Celebrate Official Dedication of New Metro Expo Light Rail Line
LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2012): Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa joined state and local elected officials today along with Metro and Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority executives to officially celebrate the dedication of the new Metro Expo light rail line at a special ceremony adjacent to the Expo Park/USC Station near the University of Southern California.
New Expo Line expands mobility, connectivity throughout Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2012): Connectivity abounds: Metro Bus and Metro Rail service, free parking, bike lanes and bike parking expand the Metro system and mobility throughout Los Angeles County.
Who says Los Angeles doesn't have a mass transit system?
LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2012): Metro is building a 21st century system linking all of car-crazy L.A. with mass transit. Plus tips for getting around using transit.
Come celebrate Metro Expo Line Opening Day with entertainment and free rides
LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2012): Metro will celebrate the opening of the Metro Expo Line with fun-filled family events at four Metro Expo Line rail stations on Saturday, April 28. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, community booths, on-stage karaoke and local dance, entertainment and food trucks are just some of the activities planned at the four stations.
Metro Offers Free Rides on New Metro Expo Line Opening Weekend, April 28, 29
Los Angeles (April 17, 2012): To kick off the opening of the new Metro Expo light rail line, Metro will offer free rides on the Expo Line during opening weekend Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.
With Metro Expo Line opening April 28, officials remind everyone to stop, look and listen when approaching and crossing railroad tracks
Los Angeles (April 11, 2012): The Metro Expo light rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City is opening to La Cienega/Jefferson Station on April 28 and will arrive in Culver City this summer, with trains scheduled to run initially every 12 minutes during peak periods. With the new light rail train service up and running, Metro is reminding pedestrians and motorists to be alert, stay updated on safety tips and take advantage of the safety resources offered.
Metro to Open New Expo Line to the Public on Saturday, April 28; Expo Test Trains Increase Frequency into Early Morning Peak Hours Beginning Sunday, March 25
Los Angeles (March 23, 2012): Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa announced today during a Metro Expo test train ride that the new light rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City will open to the public on Saturday, April 28. Opening to the public in April will be the segment from downtown Los Angeles to the Expo/La Cienega Station. Construction work continues on the Culver City station.
This is how we rolled - Transportation History of the Expo Line route (w/historic photos from the Metro Library archives) The Expo Line will run on a historic railroad right-of-way that has carried Southern Californians, off and on, for more than 135 years now, first behind steam engines and then in iconic Red Cars. -- News from L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's Weekly Web Flash
Art for the Expo Line
Culver City, Farmdale Stations Feature 32 New Artworks for the Metro Expo Line
LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2012) The final two stations to open on the Metro Expo Line, Culver City and Farmdale, include 32 new glass mosaic artworks, with original artwork designs created by Los Angeles artists Tom LaDuke and Michael Massenburg. In total, 176 new artworks on the Expo Line enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro.
Exhibition on Exposition: New Artwork for the Metro Expo Line
Los Angeles (April 18, 2012): Stations on the Metro Expo Line include 176 new artworks that enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro.
Recap: Posts from The Source
In case you missed it: recapping our Expo Line coverage
First, a plug: If you're planning to attend this weekend's Expo Line festivities, go ahead and subscribe to Metro on Twitter at @MetroLosAngeles, so you can follow our coverage in real time and share with us all your Expo thoughts and photos.
Go Expo for entertainment, education, history ... even chocolate
LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2012); Yes, we noticed that Expo is a new light-rail line and we know it's a great alternative to high gas prices that just keep rising. What we may not yet have noticed is that Expo is a pathway to world-class entertainment including museums and sporting venues and a famous university, not to mention gorgeous mansions from another era, a developing hip and chic art gallery district and, of great significance in our overstressed world, a candy factory that fills the air with the sweet scent of chocolate.
Go Expo to USC
(Feb. 24, 2012) All that the University of Southern California is within easy reach by way of three new stations in the immediate area: Jefferson/USC, Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont. --from The Source at metro.net
Have some food with your art in Culver City
(Feb. 2, 2012) !t’s never too early to start planning destinations. Let’s take the first of several looks what’s available at the terminus of Phase I: Culver City. --from The Source at metro.net