photos by Luis Inzunza/Metro
It was one small step for the Expo Line this morning when a mock-up of a train vehicle was pushed down the tracks in the USC area to check for clearance issues. Obviously the mock-up doesn’t look like an actual train — the idea is to make sure the tracks and trains are properly aligned with the station platforms.
Within the next few weeks, actual train vehicles are scheduled to be towed along the tracks, followed by trains running under their own power. We’ll let you know when we have the exact dates for these tests to occur.
Construction on the first phase of the line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City is nearing completion and a partial opening of Expo is tentatively planned for later in the year.