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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

UPDATE: Expo Line partial service restored to Expo Park/USC area for tonight’s soccer match at the Coliseum
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 28, 2015 12:11 pm
An eastbound Expo Line train on the eastbound lanes of Exposition Boulevard, just east of Vermont Avenue . Photo: Metro. UPDATE, 8:35 P.M. SATURDAY: After crowds from the soccer match have ...
Pics: New Kinkisharyo light rail vehicle goes for a clearance test
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 27, 2015 5:11 pm
Photos by Fernando Andres Di Zitti/Metro Earlier this month, Metro staff took a new P3010 light rail vehicle manufactured by Kinkisharyo for a clearance test on both the Blue Line (from 7th/Metro ...
Go Metro Weekends, March 27-29
Posted by Lexi Hinton on March 27, 2015 5:31 am
Friday Triple Chicken Foot, a three-member Folk band known for playing foot stomping, fiddle and banjo tunes, will perform two 45-minute sets Friday evening at Union Station. The trio has ...
This Weekend: Bus shuttles replace trains at some Blue Line stations due to upgrade work
Posted by Lily Allen on March 26, 2015 4:53 pm
  Upgrade work on the Metro Blue Line continues this weekend, with crews making station improvements at Compton this Friday evening and Saturday. As with previous stations, Compton will ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, March 26
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 26, 2015 12:14 pm
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 ...
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, March 24
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 24, 2015 10:41 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 ...
Dodger Stadium Express in 2015 will run from Union Station and Harbor Gateway
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 23, 2015 3:12 pm
Photo by Travis Swicegood, via Flickr creative commons. The regular season starts two weeks from today! Quick takeaways: •Rides are free to those holding game tickets. •At Union Station, fans ...
PowerPoint: Metro’s ridership challenges
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 23, 2015 1:49 pm
View this document on Scribd Above is a recent presentation by Metro staff that drills down deeper on the issue of ridership. Ridership on Metro increased three percent overall between 2010 and ...
Pics: first rail car at Gold Line Foothill Extension’s new maintenance yard
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 23, 2015 10:29 am
Click above to see larger version of the photos. Credit: Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.  Another milestone last week for the Gold Line Foothill Extension project: the ...
Go Metro Weekends, March 20 to 22
Posted by Lily Allen on March 20, 2015 8:30 am
North Hollywood Red Line Station is a hub of this Sunday’s CicLAVia: San Fernando Valley. Photo by Chris Yarzab via Flickr/CC.   Friday The Million Dollar Theatre and Grand Central Market ...

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