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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


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Go Metro Weekends, Dec 19 – 21
Posted by Lexi Hinton on December 19, 2014 5:35 am
Friday If you enjoy singing Christmas carols like I do, belt out your favorite holiday tunes this Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Annual Holiday Sing-Along outside The Music Center Plaza ...
One more work week needed to finish decking for future Crenshaw/Expo underground station
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on December 16, 2014 2:45 pm
View of Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and Rodeo Place where the decking has been completed. Photos by José Ubaldo/Metro. An important heads up: Due to the recent rainy weather, the final ...
Transportation headlines, Monday, December 15
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 15, 2014 10:18 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 future ...
Metro announces December 15 launch of new “Valley-Westside Express” bus that will use 405 HOV lanes
Posted by Dave Sotero on December 12, 2014 9:30 am
Metro Board Members and executives held a media event in Van Nuys on Friday morning to announce the start of the brand new “Valley-Westside Express” bus service which officially begins ...
Go Metro Weekends, Dec. 12 to 14
Posted by Lily Allen on December 12, 2014 9:00 am
Rehearsal for Navidad en Whittier via the Danza Floricanto/USA Facebook page. Time for the weekly weekend round-up! Whether you’re looking to start the holiday early or escape the seasonal ...
Free rides for all on nights of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Posted by Anna Chen on December 11, 2014 12:18 pm
Good news, folks–Metro will once again offer special holiday free rides on all Metro Bus and Rail lines operating on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve so everyone can get home safely. The ...
Video: aerial view of excavation and decking work of future Crenshaw/Expo station
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on December 11, 2014 11:43 am
  The city of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department recently released a video of the excavation and decking work being done at the future Crenshaw/Expo underground ...
Go Metro to all the best outdoor ice skating rinks in L.A.
Posted by Anna Chen on December 5, 2014 3:57 pm
Face it: we Angelenos are pretty spoiled for winter. Not only do we have mild (practically always sunny) weather, easy access to mountains and beaches–winter beach trips are ...
Go Metro Weekends, Dec 5 – 7
Posted by Lexi Hinton on December 5, 2014 5:29 am
Here at Metro, we pride ourselves in bringing you some of the most anticipated events Los Angeles has to offer. And with holiday season in full effect, there’s plenty to do. Whether ...
Sneak peek into fabrication process for artwork at Expo Line’s 17th Street/SMC Station
Posted by Amalia M. Merino on December 4, 2014 2:42 pm
Artist Carmen Argote in her studio. Photo: Todd Gray. This is the seventh in a series of Source posts providing a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork fabrication process for each of the seven new ...

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