By most accounts, the Expo Line’s rookie debut went smoothly on Saturday. Trains have been running on average every six minutes and lines were minimal at most stations — La Cienega/Jefferson appears to have been the most crowded.
I was on and off trains for most of the day and most people seemed excited to see the trains running with real passengers. Many of the riders I chatted were either giving the ride a test to see how it would fit into their commutes or were simply curious, given that it’s been nearly six decades since a passenger train rolled down Exposition Boulevard.
A reminder: Expo Line rides are again free on Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. with regular fare service beginning early Monday morning.
If you rode this weekend, let us know what you think of the line. We’ll do a roundup of reviews early this coming week. In the meantime, have a good night and enjoy the opening weekend!