Home > Projects, Programs and Plans > Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 2 to Santa Monica

Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 2 to Santa Monica

  • Overview
  • Articles
  • The Source

Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 2 is extending the Metro Expo Line west to Santa Monica from the Culver City Station, running along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way to 4th St. and Colorado Av. in downtown Santa Monica.

The 6.6 mile second phase will connect Santa Monica by rail to Downtown LA, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Long Beach and dozens of points in between. With seven new stations serving diverse LA neighborhoods such as Century City, West Los Angeles, and Santa Monica, the Metro Rail system will expand to 87 stations and over 93 miles of rail to destinations across L.A. County.

Major construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.  The Exposition Construction Authority awarded the design-build contract for Phase 2 to Skanska-Rados, Joint Venture in March 2011.

Metro is scheduled to begin train safety tests in late 2015, with a projected line opening in early 2016.

Phase 2 includes new stations at:

  • Palms
  • Westwood/Rancho Park
  • Expo/Sepulveda
  • Expo/Bundy
  • 26th St./Bergamot
  • 17th St./SMC
  • Downtown Santa Monica

2014

Date Article
May
May 27, 2014 Santa Monica Plans for Expo Line
March
March 17, 2014 Expo Light Rail: Santa Monica Constructs the Future
January
January 30, 2014 Exploring the Course of the Future Metro Expo Line: Phase 2
January 20, 2014 Expo Line Hits 2020 Ridership Goal

Archived Articles



Showing the latest posts relating to: Expo Santa Monica

Transportation headlines, Thursday, October 30
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 30, 2014 11:25 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.   ART OF TRANSIT: The Dodger ...
Expo Line Construction Notice: Full closures of Barrington Avenue between Olympic and Tennessee
Posted by Anna Chen on October 29, 2014 9:47 am
Two full weekend closures will be required in order to complete track work and roadway improvements on Barrington Avenue for the Expo Line project. Here’s the construction notice from the Expo ...
New study ranks L.A. metro area 3rd in U.S. in connecting people to jobs via transit
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 27, 2014 9:45 am
The darker the shade of orange and red, the more jobs that can be reached within 30 minutes using transit. Click above to see larger. Source: University of Minnesota Center for Transportation ...
Sneak peek into the artwork for future Downtown Santa Monica Station
Posted by Amalia M. Merino on October 22, 2014 9:40 am
Artist Judithe Hernandez in her studio, with two of her original artworks for the Expo Line in the background. This is the fourth in a series of Source posts providing a behind-the-scenes look at the ...
Metro unveils new Kinkisharyo pilot rail car
Posted by Joseph Lemon on October 17, 2014 4:18 pm
Click to view slideshow. Metro unveiled the first of 78 Kinkisharyo P3010 rail cars this morning. The first pilot car will be used for testing to ensure it is fully compatible with Metro’s ...
Sneak peek into fabrication for artwork at future Expo/Sepulveda Station
Posted by Amalia M. Merino on October 16, 2014 7:08 am
Artist Susan Logoreci inspecting color in ceramic tile sections at artwork fabricator’s shop. Photo: Mosaika Art & Design Detail of artwork rendered in ceramic tile pieces. Photo: Mosaika ...
Why You Share the Ride: tweets and pics from Rideshare Week
Posted by Anna Chen on October 10, 2014 2:43 pm
Rideshare Week ends today, but that doesn’t mean you should go back to driving solo. Join these folks and pledge to share the ride at least once a week…and you’ll be entered to win ...
Transportation headlines, Friday, October 9
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 10, 2014 9:13 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
Sneak peek into fabrication process for artwork at future Palms Station
Posted by Amalia M. Merino on October 8, 2014 2:59 pm
Artist Shizu Saldamando in her studio, with one of her original artworks in the background. This is the second in a series of Source posts providing a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork  ...
Transportation headlines, Oct. 8: L.A. ranks 3rd on jobs near transit, study says
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 8, 2014 7:57 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...

For viewing MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel documents - Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) or use Google Docs Reader (online)