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.

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  • Charles
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    This is going to be a disaster for Santa Monica and the rest of the westside. It will just transport low class, inner city people to our communities. Same thing happened in San Francisco when the T line opened and linked the horrible neighborhoods of Hunters Point and the Dogpatch to Downtown SF. Sucks.

  • Deborah Silverstein
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    Thanks for your insight, Charles. They just announced last night they hit a snag underneath Beverly Hills High School. Apparently there’s a fault line. Yay! Are you still up in San Fran or are you currently here on the Westside?

  • Charles
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    Hi Deborah,
    I live in Santa Monica. I love this place and that’s why I’m against this Expo line. I hope it never happens.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Deborah Silverstein
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    Will do Charles! Thanks for commenting!

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