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Expo Line to Santa Monica

Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line project is a 6.6-mile extension of the 80-station Metro Rail System from the existing station at Culver City west to Santa Monica.

The Expo Line Phase 2 runs along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way to 4th St. and Colorado Av. in downtown Santa Monica.

Phase 2 connects 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 now expand to 87 stations and over 93 miles of rail to destinations across L.A. County.

Major construction began in 2012 and was completed in 2015. The Exposition Construction Authority awarded the design-build contract for Phase 2 to Skanska-Rados, Joint Venture in March 2011.

The Metro Expo Line Extension to Santa Monica opened May 20 th , 2016. Please see the Expo Line operational information.

Phase 2 includes new stations at:

  • Palms
  • Westwood/Rancho Park
  • Expo/Sepulveda
  • Expo/Bundy
  • 26th St./Bergamot
  • 17th St./SMC
  • Downtown Santa Monica


Date Article
May 27, 2014 Santa Monica Plans for Expo Line
March 17, 2014 Expo Light Rail: Santa Monica Constructs the Future
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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Final Update: Blue and Expo Line resuming normal service
Posted by Lexi Hinton on
BLUE/EXPO: Emergency repairs completed, trains resume normal service with up to 15 min residual delays thru 11:30am. Bus shuttles cancelled. — Metro ...
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Final update: Blue and Expo Line service restored to 7th/Metro
Posted by Steven Arellanes on
UPDATE, 10:15 P.M.: As always, thank you to everyone for their patience! Repairs to the overhead wires have been made and both tracks to/from 7th/Metro Center are back in service. BLUE/EXPO: trains ...
CicLAvia opens streets and minds to transit
Posted by Brett Thomas on
This is a joint post by Metro and 8 80 Cities Los Angeles County just learned a little more about how bike and rail rides go together like the sun and surf. In one of the clearest demonstrations ...
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