With regular Expo Line service beginning Monday morning, Los Angeles Councilman and Metro Board Member Jose Huizar (above) was on hand at the 7th/Metro Center station to greet Expo and Blue Line passengers, promote the new line and hand out commemorative pins. Also on hand was Metro operations [continue reading]
The Board of Directors meets at 10 a.m. today at Metro HQ in downtown Los Angeles for a special meeting to consider a $299-million contract to buy 78 light rail vehicles from Kinkisharyo International, LLC. The contract also includes four options to purchase 157 more rail cars for a price [continue reading]
Here’s video posted to YouTube of the first Expo Line train in service at about 5 a.m. Saturday morning — for those of you who had something better to do (i.e. sleep).
Expo Line regular service begins Monday morning between downtown L.A. and La Cienega/Jefferson station
The Expo Line’s opening weekend with free rides is now complete and regular service begins early Monday morning between 7th/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles and the La Cienega/Jefferson station. The first westbound train from 7th/Metro Center leaves at 4:54 a.m. and the first eastbound train from La Cienega/Jefferson station [continue reading]
Two processions at around 12:30 p.m. today came together for a blessing of the new Expo Line. On the west side of Flower at 23rd Street, Episcopal priests led the congregation of [continue reading]
Exploring Expo? Then welcome to L.A.’s newest art gallery. A permanent exhibition at the new stations of the Expo Line is debuting this weekend. Here’s the press release, and you can [continue reading]
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 [continue reading]
The zombies of Thrill the World Los Angeles joined Expo’s opening day festivities with flash mob performances at each station.
After many moons of testing, it’s nice to see members of the public on the train and station platform, which offers great views of the Santa Monica Mountains (top pic) downtown L.A. (middle pic) and Century City (bottom pic). Photos by Steve Hymon/Metro