Westside Expo Line

A lot of people have questions about the Expo Line that is currently growing through parts of the Westside (Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City). Right now the Expo Line stops in Culver City, but it is projected to go all the way through Colorado and 5th street in Downtown Santa Monica by 2016.

Starting at the West terminus in Culver City and heading East, neighborhoods within range of the line, and specifically the stops, have seen amazing development, gentrification and price growth. You should expect to see more price growth further East (neighborhoods near USC) that have not seen the type of growth further West neighborhoods have gotten. Once you can commute to high paying jobs in Santa Monica, while avoiding the 10 Freeway, you will see even more growth in the areas.

Metro Expo Line Facts

  • 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 was 2006
  • Grand opening was April 28, 2012
  • Powered electrically with overhead catenary wires

Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 2 will extend westward to Santa Monica from the Metro Expo Line Culver City Station and run along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way to 4th St. and Colorado Av. in downtown Santa Monica.

The 6.6 mile second phase will connect 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 expand to 87 stations and over 93 miles of rail to destinations across L.A. County.

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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Westside Expo Line

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