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:

Expo Line Project Alignment Map
12 Existing Stations + 7 New Stations = 19 Expo Line Stations
8.6 Existing Miles of Rail + 6.6 New Miles of Rail = 15.2 Mile sof Expo Line

past openings


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

acre campus


built from recycled materials

station art



  • Expo/Sepulveda Station
    Expo/Sepulveda Station
    Susan Logoreci
    Right Above the Right-of-Way, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 8 art panels
    Ceramic tile
    For more info, click here
  • Downtown Santa Monica Station
    Downtown Santa Monica Station
    Judithe Hernández
    L.A. Sonata, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 24 art panels
    Glass mosaic
    For more info, click here
  • Palms Station
    Palms Station
    Shizu Saldamando
    Artist Educators, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 10 art panels
    Ceramic tile and fused glass
    For more info, click here
  • 26th St/Bergamot Station
    26th St/Bergamot Station
    Constance Mallinson
    Local Color, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 24 art panels
    Porcelain enamel steel
    For more info, click here
  • Expo/Bundy Station
    Expo/Bundy Station
    Nzuji de Magalhães
    And Here I Will Stay, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 8 art panels
    Ceramic and glass mosaic
    For more info, click here
  • 17th St/SMC Station
    17th St/SMC Station
    Carmen Argote
    What you wore, What you wear, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 12 art panels
    Porcelain enamel steel
    For more info, click here
  • Westwood/Rancho Park Station
    Westwood/Rancho Park Station
    Abel Alejandre
    Panoramas, 2016
    Detail, 1 of 12 art panels
    Porcelain enamel steel
    For more info, click here

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

our future

Find out more about Metro’s plan for the future of transportation in LA County at The Plan.