Board approves station names for Expo Line Phase 2

Here are the station names for the second phase of the Expo Line that were just approved by the Metro Board. A motion by Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky changed the Exposition/Westwood to Westwood/Rancho Park.

Official Station Name

  1. Palms
  2. Westwood/Rancho Park
  3. Exposition/Sepulveda
  4. Exposition/Bundy
  5. 26th Street/Bergamot
  6. 17th Street/Santa Monica College
  7. Downtown Santa Monica


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  1. DonnieK relies for his Koreatown boundaries on the fanciful and discredited (see the Mapping LA comments) Los Angeles Times “Mapping LA” website. The real boundaries of “Koreatown” (which overlap in part with the longer-established Wilshire Center and do include multiple Wilshire Boulevard Metro Red and Purple Line stations) were established officially by the Los Angeles City Council. See:


  2. The “Farmdale” station name is mis-named, as it implies that it is a “neighborhood” of Los Angeles, when it is in fact, just a street. “Farmdale Ave.” would be the MORE ACCURATE station name,


  3. Does anyone look at the Maps at Metro Rail stations? I have no problems with the names as approved. Exposition could have been left off with no problem.

    OK, some people cannot read maps, is this one subject of many that LAUSD does not teach, only teaching its students to pass a state standardize test that is flawed and really not fair for the teachers.

    Complaint about the Anaheim name on the Blue Line. What else would you call it? We have a map at all stations, we have an intercom to ask for help, we even have on-line internet help with various trip planers that will help us, including apps for our “smart phones.” I guess we need a Metro Ambassador at all stations and bus stops to hold the peoples hand.


  4. The “Palms” station name is great as it refers to the Palms neighborhood!! The Pacific Electric line used to run 50 years ago and there was Palms Depot station. The Westwood/Rancho Park name should just be the “Rancho Park” or Westside Pavilion station, Expo/Sepulveda should just be West LA station or the Sepulveda station. The Expo/Bundy station should just be the Bundy station, 26th St Bergamot to just 26th St or just Bergamot Station, As an SMC student 17th St/SMC station is a mile away from campus and should just be named 17th St, and Downtown SM to SM Pier station instead. Keep station names simple!! and represent the areas and neighborhoods they serve rather then naming stations after boring intersections…


  5. I would name the Expo Phase 2 stations from Culver City station as:

    1. Palms
    2. Rancho Park
    3. Sepulveda
    4. Bundy
    5. 26th St/ Bergamot
    6. 17th Street
    7. Santa Monica Pier (Terminal)

    Plain and simple!! the Expo/intersection name here is rather boring…


  6. 2 points. 1 its unfair to expect anyone on the bus not from la to know neighborhoods as much as street corners. 2 also this thread is the perfect example of why the public shouldnt be “more involved” necessarily, esp with something as miniscule as naming. wastes time and tax$$. routing? schedule? pollution? of course