Los Angeles is well-known for its traffic. But soon, Angelenos will have the option to travel between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica in approximately 46 minutes – even during rush hour. Currently under construction, the 15.2 mile Expo Line will bring light rail to the Exposition Corridor, with 19 stations serving popular destinations like USC, Exposition Park, the Mid-City Communities, the Crenshaw District, Culver City, and West Los Angeles.
Phase 1 of the line travels from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. Service on Phase 1 began on April 28, 2012, with service to the Culver City station on June 20, 2012. Phase 2 will extend the line out to Santa Monica and construction is scheduled to be completed by 2015. Estimated costs for the project are $930 million for Phase 1 and $1.5 billion for Phase 2. By 2030, an estimated 64,000 passengers are expected to ride the Expo Line each day – which would make it one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the country.
- Phase 2: Culver City to Santa Monica Key Facts
- • 6.6 mile corridor
- • 7 new stations, some with parking
- • Estimated Ridership: 64,000 daily riders from Downtown LA to Santa Monica by 2030
- • Estimated Cost: $1.5 billion
- • Construction completion in 2015