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The Metro Expo Line connects the Westside by rail to Downtown LA, Hollywood, the South Bay, Long Beach, Pasadena and dozens of points in between. With 10 new stations serving USC, Expo Park, and diverse LA neighborhoods such as Culver City, the Crenshaw District and Downtown LA, the Metro Rail system will expand to 80 stations and over 87 miles of rail to destinations across LA County.

Metro Expo Line features include:

  • 8.6 miles long
  • Directly connects to the existing 70-station Metro Rail system
  • Estimated ride time between Downtown LA and Culver City: less than 30 minutes
  • Ten new stations, three of which are aerial
  • New public artworks at stations
  • 5.9 miles of new bike lanes
  • Start of construction: 2006
  • Grand opening: April 28, 2012
  • Powered electrically with overhead catenary wires

Connecting Bus/Rail Service

The Expo Line expands the Metro Rail system to 80 stations across LA County. Connections to Metro bus and Metro Rail provide service to Hollywood, Koreatown, Pasadena, Long Beach, LAX (via a connecting free shuttle) and more.

Use the Trip Planner to find the best route. You can view the Metro Expo Line timetable (PDF format) online as well.

7th St/Metro Center

  • Metro Rail: Red/Purple Lines, Blue Line
  • Metro Bus: 14, 20, 37, 51/52/352, 60, 66, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 81, 96, 450, 460, 487/489, 760, 770, Silver Line
  • Destinations: FIDM, LA Central Library, Macy’s Plaza, The Standard

Pico

  • Metro Rail: Blue Line
  • Metro Bus: 30, 81, 330, 442, 460, Silver Line
  • Destinations: LA Convention Center, L.A. LIVE, STAPLES Center

23rd Street

  • Metro Rail: Blue Line
  • Metro Bus: 37, 38, 55/355, 81, 442, 450, 460, 603, Silver Line
  • Destinations: LA Trade Technical College, Mount St. Mary’s College

Jefferson/USC

  • Metro Bus: 38, 81, 102, 200, 442
  • Destinations: Flagship Theatres University Village 3, Galen Center, USC

Expo Park/USC

  • Metro Bus: 81, 102, 200, 442, 460, 550, Silver Line
  • Destinations: California African American Museum, California Science Center, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, USC

Expo/Vermont

  • Metro Bus: 102, 204, 550, 754
  • Destinations: Los Angeles Swimming Stadium, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, USC

Expo/Western

  • Metro Bus: 102, 207, 757
  • Destinations: James A. Foshay Learning Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

Expo/Crenshaw

  • Metro Bus: 210, 710, 740
  • Destinations: The Kobbler King, Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Farmdale

  • Metro Bus: 38
  • Destinations: Dorsey High School, Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

Expo/La Brea

  • Metro Bus: 38, 212/312
  • Destinations: Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

La Cienega/Jefferson

  • Metro Bus: 38, 105, 217, 705
  • Destinations: Target, West LA College

Culver City

  • Metro Bus: 33, 220, 534, 733
  • Destinations: Father’s Office, Pacific Theatres Culver Stadium 12, Royal/T Café


Showing the latest posts relating to: Expo Line

Updates on Crenshaw/LAX Line construction work near Expo/Crenshaw and Leimert Park
Posted by Anna Chen on July 31, 2014 4:25 pm
Starting now through October, there will be intermittent street closures to Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Place due to construction work related to the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The construction notice is ...
Wires up on the Expo Line Phase 2!
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 31, 2014 3:59 pm
Photo courtesy Ron Miller Nice view of the new overhead wires that will deliver power to trains along Expo Line Phase 2. The photo was taken on the stretch of track between the 10 freeway and ...
UPDATE: Blue and Expo Line resuming normal service
Posted by Jon Ross Alexander on July 31, 2014 7:21 am
7:58 a.m.: The Blue and Expo Lines are resuming normal service. The earlier signals issue has been cleared. Metro thanks you for your understanding and patience. The Blue and Expo Lines are ...
ShopWalk DTLA with Metro and save at participating businesses
Posted by Anna Chen on July 29, 2014 4:13 pm
ShopWalk DTLA, a day of sales, discounts, and in-store events at local businesses, returns to Downtown L.A.’s Historic Core on Sunday, August 3. Shop, eat, and play at some of L.A.’s best ...
Century Crunch final update: Aviation/Century intersection on track to open 2 a.m. Monday
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 27, 2014 11:03 pm
The intersection reopened at 1:30 a.m., four-and-a-half hours ahead of schedule. Work on the demolition of the old railroad bridge and the bridge abutments remains ahead of schedule. ...
Go Metro Weekends, July 25 – 27
Posted by Jon Ross Alexander on July 25, 2014 8:45 am
#TransitBros staring each other down! Jon Ross Alexander/Metro Friday The FIGat7th Concert Series rolls on with The Internet with BJ the Chicago Kid. This free concert and street festival takes place ...
Other actions taken by the Board of Directors today, including motion on Orange Line upgrades
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Other actions taken by the Metro Board at their meeting today: •The Board approved a motion by Board Members Paul Krekorian, Eric Garcetti, Michael Antonovich, Zev Yaroslavsky, John Fasana and Ara ...
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 ...
Service alert: potential delays to bus and rail riders due to President Obama’s visit
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 24, 2014 11:27 am
President Barack Obama’s visit to Los Angeles continues today. There will likely be delays for Metro bus and train riders. As per usual and due to security concerns, we can only release ...
Crenshaw Boulevard businesses are open during construction
Posted by Anna Chen on July 24, 2014 11:04 am
The corner of Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard. While the sidewalk is closed due to construction, businesses remain open – just use the rear entrance. Photo: Anna Chen/Metro Construction ...

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