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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

Upcoming Service Advisory: Expo Line to run every 20-30 minutes this weekend for station work
Posted by Lily Allen on September 19, 2014 4:25 pm
Update: The work planned for this Saturday, September 20 will also take place this Sunday, September 21. As on Saturday, Expo Line trains will run every 20-30 minutes until close of service, with ...
Full closure of parts of Crenshaw Boulevard this weekend for Crenshaw/LAX Line construction
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 19, 2014 4:24 pm
Three releases from Metro: Crenshaw Boulevard to Close Two Weekends to Complete Walls for Underground Crenshaw/Expo Station Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors will close Crenshaw Boulevard ...
A Better Blue Line: 30-day closure of four DTLB Blue Line Stations start tomorrow
Posted by Anna Chen on September 19, 2014 10:21 am
Blue Line shuttle buses headsigns. This is it, folks: the 30-day closure of four downtown Long Beach Blue Line stations starts Saturday, September 20. During the closure, bus shuttles will replace ...
Go Metro Weekends, September 19 – 21
Posted by Lily Allen on September 18, 2014 7:50 am
Friday Join Metro and artist Alexis Disselkoen  for PARK(ing) Day at Union Station this Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Check out the temporary pop-up park that Diseelkoen will construct in a ...
Open during construction: California Ticket Masters
Posted by Anna Chen on September 17, 2014 1:01 pm
Construction continues along Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which means fencing and blocked lanes in order for work to proceed on the underground portion of the rail line. Though the ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, September 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 17, 2014 11:23 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. Pick your social media ...
Your Friday send-off: John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
Posted by Anna Chen on September 12, 2014 4:37 pm
Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. Don’t be deterred by the somewhat creepy sounding album title, Aussie band John Butler Trio‘s music is really quite soothing. I discovered the group through ...
Two full street closures this weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of Crenshaw/LAX Line
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 12, 2014 2:55 pm
Here’s the news release from Metro: Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) today postponed one of three street closures scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 12-13 on Crenshaw Boulevard for ...
Upcoming construction closure: 26th Street south of Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica
Posted by Anna Chen on September 12, 2014 2:30 pm
Above is the good word from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the six-mile project that will extend tracks from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica with seven new ...
Metro awarded $22 million in two federal TIGER grants to improve station access
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 12, 2014 10:31 am
  Two projects to improve access to Metro Rail stations were awarded “TIGER grant” funding this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation: •The Eastside Access ...

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