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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

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

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Transportation headlines, Monday, April 20
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 20, 2015 10:23 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. Lidia Castillo. Credit: Zocalo ...
Transportation headlines, Friday, April 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 17, 2015 11:31 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.   Metro halted ...
Art for the Expo Line: all art panels installed!
Posted by Heidi Zeller on April 9, 2015 4:12 pm
One of 24 panels comprising the artwork of Constance Mallinson at 26th Street/Bergamot Station Installation of art panels along phase 2 of the Expo Line is now complete! The artwork for the last in ...
Tree removal to begin for utility installation and road widening for Regional Connector
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 7, 2015 4:12 pm
Here’s the news release from Metro: Regional Connector Constructors (RCC) under contract to Metro will remove seven trees along 1st Street between Alameda and Vignes streets anticipated to ...
PowerPoint: Metro staff proposal to rename rail and BRT lines
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 7, 2015 4:01 pm
View this document on Scribd Attentive readers here already know that the Regional Connector project is under construction. The 1.9-mile underground light rail line in downtown Los Angeles will link ...
Photos: Expo Line clearance testing begins!
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 6, 2015 2:29 pm
Expo Line test train on the bridge over Venice Boulevard before heading back west. Photos by Steve Hymon/Metro. The train heading west from Culver City with downtown Los Angeles in the distance. The ...
Art for the Expo Line: installation at 17th Street/SMC Station
Posted by Heidi Zeller on April 2, 2015 4:46 pm
Artist Carmen Argote with two of 12 panels comprising her artwork at 17th Street/SMC Station Installation of art panels along phase 2 of the Expo Line continues and now 17th Street/SMC Station is ...
Art for the Expo Line: installation at Expo/Bundy Station
Posted by Heidi Zeller on April 1, 2015 4:44 pm
Workers install one of eight panels comprising the artwork by Nzuji de Magalhães at Expo/Bundy Station Installation of art panels along phase 2 of the Expo Line continues and Expo/Bundy Station is ...
Art for the Expo Line: installation at Downtown Santa Monica Station
Posted by Heidi Zeller on March 31, 2015 5:48 pm
Artist Judithe Hernandez with one of 24 panels comprising her artwork at Downtown Santa Monica Station Installation of art panels along the second phase of the Expo Line continued this week at ...
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, March 31
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 31, 2015 11:54 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 ...

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