With a partial opening of the first leg of the Expo Line possible later this year, we thought we’d take another look at progress on its construction. The last time we checked in, it was in the balmy days of August 2010. As you can imagine, there are quite a few new developments to capture.
Below are five photos that I picked out from my latest survey of the line’s construction. For more Expo photos to slake your transit thirst, there are a couple of good albums to check out, in particular those at the Expo Light Rail Line’s Facebook page and the Friends 4 Expo website.
Catenary wire has gone up over the Crenshaw station. The lower of the two wires will deliver power to the light rail vehicle, while the upper wire provides support.
Construction workers rebuild the intersection of Exposition Blvd. and Farmdale Ave. for the recently approved street crossing and station stop.
The staircase at the La Brea aerial station has been installed. The style is evocative of the wavy blue station covers.
Workers install the catenary system over Ballona Creek. The two trucks are equipped with special undercarriages that have flanged wheels allowing them to drive on the tracks as a train would.
Expo line tracks cross over Washington Blvd. and duck behind trees before heading towards the Phase 1 terminus at Venice Blvd. in Culver City.