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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.

Metro is scheduled to begin train safety tests in late 2015, with a projected line opening in 2016.

Phase 2 includes new stations at:

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

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Posted by Steve Hymon on May 28, 2016 6:57 am
Back in days of yore — eight days ago — when we were only running test trains to Santa Monica. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. We provided some tips for commuters planning to use the Expo ...
What it takes to get a new rail car ready for service
Posted by Anna Chen on May 27, 2016 10:26 am
As most Gold and Expo Line riders know, trains have been rather crowded lately. In the past three months, new rail extensions have opened to Azusa and Santa Monica, bringing more riders on board. ...
Expo Line ridership numbers from Monday’s commute
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 24, 2016 3:05 pm
There were 12,058 new TAP entries at the Expo Line’s seven new stations on Monday, according to Metro. Metro is still evaluating Expo’s ridership data and we’ll have more soon, ...
How We Roll, May 24: three reviews of the Expo extension
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 24, 2016 10:29 am
Things to read whilst transiting: The NYT Magazine asks which rock star will historians remember in 300 years? Hint: One of the star’s songs is traveling the cosmos. Things to listen to whilst ...
Open thread: how’s your commute going on the Expo Line?
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 23, 2016 9:03 am
Boarding a Santa Monica bound Expo Line train at 7th/Metro about 7:50 a.m. The crowd on the train as we rolled into Culver City Station. The Culver City parking lot at 8:22 a.m. Monday. The Big Blue ...
Commuting on the Expo Line? 8 things to know
Posted by Steve Hymon on May 22, 2016 11:29 am
Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. Hi everyone. Anna and I will be out on the Expo Line tomorrow morning. Please follow us on Twitter for frequent updates, service alerts and news about Metro.   1) ...
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