past, present, future
Metro’s Expo Line opened in 2012, with service between 7th/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles and Culver City Station. Now, in 2016, the Expo Line will travel further west from Culver City to Downtown Santa Monica. Look how we’ve grown:
For the first time since 1953, a train will run along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way connecting art-deco Downtown LA skyscrapers with the Pacific Ocean and all of the diverse neighborhoods in between.
expo line grand opening
rail yard spotlight
The $100-million Operations and Maintenance Facility in Santa Monica is an integral part of the Expo Line to Santa Monica. The facility is designed and built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standard. By using sustainable strategies that have significantly reduced the energy demand, including natural ventilation, daylighting, roof mounted solar thermal panels, rainwater harvesting and use of LED lighting fixtures; the facility meets one of the highest levels of sustainable achievement. The Main Shop Building is projected to use 44% less water and 20% less energy than a typical building of its kind. The facility is designed to accommodate up to 45 light rail vehicles and 185 operations and maintenance staff over several shifts a day.
gallon water tank
light rail vehicles
sq ft main building
built from recycled materials
Discover the artworks featured at Metro’s new Expo Line stations.
The Metro Expo Line offers an engaging collection of artworks that enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro.
Seven artists created original artworks that are thoughtfully integrated within each of the seven new stations.
Free Metro Rail Art Tours
Unique tours are led by volunteer members of the Metro Art Docent Council and are available by special arrangement for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 213.922.2738 or visit metro.net/art.