Service Advisory: expect minor delays on Expo Line this weekend due to Phase 2 construction

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Crews will work to relocate tracks so they can be used for Expo Line Phase 2.

The Expo Line Construction Authority will be conducting track integration work on Expo Line Phase 2 this weekend, which will result in minor delays on the Expo Line. Trains will share one track between Expo/La Brea and Culver City stations at various times between 7 a.m. and 5.p.m this Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.

Over the weekend, crews will be working to relocate tracks so they can be used for the Phase 2 aerial structure over Venice Boulevard.

For live service updates, follow Metro on Twitter or check the Metro home page. You can also check out the latest construction photos on Expo Line Phase 2 in this previous post.

Metro currently has three rail projects under construction: the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the second phase of the Expo Line and the Gold Line Foothill Extension. Utility relocations on two more rail projects, the Regional Connector and Purple Line, are underway and heavy construction is expected to begin later this year on both. All are funded in part by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by L.A. County voters in 2008. In addition, Metro has begun receiving the first of 550 new state-of-the-art buses and is spending $1.2 billion to overhaul the Metro Blue Line, including the purchase of new light rail vehicles.

7 replies

  1. Every Day SKANSKA is Making Huge Progress Phase-2 is Outstanding Not Like Phase-1

  2. I would love to see at least one diagram showing what, exactly, is meant by “track relocation”!

    • Hi Morris,

      It’s not nearly as exciting as it sounds, they’re just moving tracks around (such as the ones stored in the middle of the current Expo Line tracks in the photo) in preparation for connecting to Phase 2.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  3. Since METRO is in the process of moving things, can we please move some of the homeless off the buses and trains in the mornings? I’m getting annoyed at the number of homeless riding METRO for free and occupying multiple seats at a time. Please do something about it !!!!

  4. Why do they have to make these platforms so narrow?

    If ridership is increasing, don’t you guys want to think ahead and build station designs with high ridership numbers in mind?

  5. Why do they have to make these platforms so narrow?

    If ridership is increasing, don’t you guys want to think ahead and build station designs with high ridership numbers in mind?

    Haha! That’s not the platform in the photo! The platform is actually very wide.