New Metro Expo Line Open for Business – Santa Monica Real Estate
The long-awaited revival of passenger rail service to the Westside got underway last Saturday with Metro’s grand opening of the $930-million Expo light rail line.
The inaugural run marked the first step in an effort to bring rail service back to one of the region’s most traffic-clogged areas, something transportation experts have long said is crucial to developing a workable rail network for Los Angeles County.
Expo Line trains are scheduled to roll into Culver City by midsummer and Santa Monica within several years, although the segment opening this weekend stops at La Cienega and Jefferson boulevards.
The Expo Line will eventually link to a new north-south line being built along Crenshaw Boulevard. And it would parallel the long-delayed “Subway to the Sea” that officials are planning to build along Wilshire Boulevard to the Westwood area.