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Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 2 to Santa Monica

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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


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

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Metro Board approves $1.6-billion contract to construct first phase of the Purple Line Extension subway
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 24, 2014 12:06 pm
View this document on Scribd After a long discussion, the Metro Board of Directors voted 9 to 3 to approve a $1.6-billion contract with Skanska, Traylor and Shea, a Joint Venture (STS), on ...
In remarks, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti outlines his goals as Metro Board Chair
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 24, 2014 9:52 am
Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti delivering his remarks on Thursday morning. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. As noted earlier, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the Chair of the ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, July 23
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 23, 2014 12:05 pm
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 ...
Motorists and the general public have options for accessing LAX during Century Crunch, July 25-28
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 23, 2014 10:34 am
This is it, folks. The intersection of Aviation and Century boulevards closes tonight at 9 p.m. and will remain closed until 6 a.m. Monday in order to demolish an old railroad bridge to make way ...
Two-week closure of 14th Street/Colorado in SaMo begins tonight for Expo rail installation
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 21, 2014 4:39 pm
Here is the construction notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the Measure R-funded extension between downtown Santa Monica and Culver City:
Metro to hold public hearing on proposed bus service changes
Posted by Anna Chen on July 21, 2014 4:06 pm
Metro Service Councils will be holding three upcoming public hearings in August to receive public comments on proposed changes to Metro bus service to take effect in December 2014 or later. The three ...
Just in time for Century Crunch: new FlyAway service between Santa Monica and LAX
Posted by Anna Chen on July 14, 2014 12:10 pm
Prep work for Century Crunch weekend. Photo: Jose Ubaldo/Metro Century Boulevard, one of the main access roads to the airport, will be closed to traffic at the Aviation Boulevard intersection ...
Exciting new video: work on joining Expo Line Phase 1 to Expo Line Phase 2
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 10, 2014 4:27 pm
It may not quite be the Golden Spike, but it’s still a nice sign of progress: above is a short video taken this week from the Culver City Station platform showing welding work where tracks ...
“Notice to Proceed” granted for construction of Regional Connector project!
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 9, 2014 3:59 pm
It’s official: there are now four Metro Rail projects currently under construction after the Metro earlier this week gave its contractors — the Regional Connector Constructors, Joint ...
Metro staff recommend contractors to build Purple Line Extension’s first phase
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 7, 2014 3:41 pm
This another step forward for the 3.9-mile Purple Line Extension project and puts the subway addition closer to construction. Utility relocations and some other prep work have are already ...

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