As some of you are surely aware, the Internet has burped forth news that a potential opening date for the Expo Line was discussed Thursday at a meeting of the Board of the Expo Line Construction Authority, the independent agency charged with building the project.
The bottom line: No opening date has yet been determined by Metro, the agency that will operate the line and the agency that makes the final call when to open the line. Nor has there been a decision made whether to open the train to La Cienega or Culver City, the final stop of the Expo Line’s first phase.
As was discussed at the meeting, work continues on the signaling and electronics system at the junction of the Blue Line and Expo Line tracks in downtown Los Angeles. Expo test trains continue to pass through the junction; I watched several during rush hour Thursday evening. In Culver City, work is underway on the transit plaza and parking at the Venice/Robertson station (see below).
We’ll let you know as soon as there’s news to report on the opening day. In the meantime, we’ll continue to roll out posts about the Expo Line in anticipation of the train’s debut.