The Expo Line to be, at Centinela Avenue

These ‘before’ photos do not capture one of L.A.’s most beautiful locations.  Still, it is good to record for posterity what was here before a major new piece of Metro’s expanding rail network comes on board. In just a few years, this empty right of way at Centinela Avenue near W. Olympic Blvd in West L.A. will be home to the Expo Line to Santa Monica. The Expo Line will restore passenger rail service to Santa Monica for the first time in more than 50 years.

Expo right of way looking east from Centinela Avenue (Photo by Joel Epstein/Metro)

Metro Expo Line right of way (Photo by Joel Epstein/Metro)

Expo right of way, looking west from Centinela Avenue (Photo by Joel Epstein/Metro)

8 replies

  1. I’m excited! HOWEVER, the way things go in this city, we need to add a few more years to the open date. Expo Line Phase 1 originally was set to open in 2010… still waiting!

    • Hi Darrell;

      Thanks much for posting the link!! You mind if we feature some of those photos on The Source this coming week? It’s exciting to see so much work on the alignment finally!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. This is truly exciting!!
    I can only imagine the popularity of the rail line
    that will run parallel to one of the most congestion freeways in the nation (i.e. the i-10).
    I hope the Expo line extension will open in 2015, as planned

  3. That is great news since it is within walking distance to home. Finally!