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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

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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Sneak peek into fabrication process for artwork at future Westwood/Rancho Park Station
Posted by Amalia M. Merino on November 19, 2014 3:08 pm
Artist Abel Alejandre in his studio. Photo: Todd Gray. This is the sixth in a series of Source posts providing a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork fabrication process for each of the seven new ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, November 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 17, 2014 10:05 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 Eastside ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, Nov. 12
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 12, 2014 10:48 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: A Metro bus ...
Sneak peek into fabrication process for artwork at future Expo/Bundy Station
Posted by Heidi Zeller on November 12, 2014 9:00 am
Artist Nzuji de Magalhães in her studio. Photo: Todd Gray. This is the fifth in a series of Source posts providing a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork fabrication process for each of the seven ...
Construction photos: joining together of Expo Line phase one and phase two!
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 10, 2014 5:46 pm
It has been a big week for Metro Rail projects: the Purple Line Extension broke ground Friday, excavation work on Crenshaw Boulevard got underway this weekend for the Expo/Crenshaw underground ...
Long wait over: groundbreaking held for Wilshire Boulevard subway extension
Posted by Dave Sotero on November 10, 2014 6:15 am
Click on a photo to see a larger version!  Here are renderings and maps of the station locations for the first phase of the Purple Line Extension: The quick guide to ...
Construction Notice: Westwood Boulevard weekend lane reduction for roadway improvements
Posted by Anna Chen on November 5, 2014 9:54 am
This weekend, lane reductions on Westwood Boulevard will be required in order to complete roadway improvements for the Expo Line project. Here’s the construction notice from the Expo Line ...
New construction photos of Expo Line Phase 2
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 4, 2014 4:25 pm
Photos by Jeff Zucker for the Expo Line Construction Authority. Please click on each photo to see a larger version.  Construction on the second phase of the Expo Line — including ...
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 ...

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