More info on parking, bike facilities and bus connections for Expo Line

Here’s the news release from Metro:

Commuters who are gearing up to take the Expo Line to work and other destinations have options to park for free at parking facilities located at La Cienega Station (476 spaces), Culver City Station (586 spaces) opening this summer and at the Crenshaw Station, a leased facility owned and operated by the West Angeles Church of God in Christ which will provide 450 spaces Monday through Saturday.

“This new association between West Angeles Church and Metro provides the community with a convenient and familiar place to park and allows West Angeles the opportunity to, once again, serve the South Los Angeles area, as we have done for more than forty years,” said Pastor and Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

The pastor noted the West Angelus parking facility will also allow more pedestrian traffic, thus increasing retail and economic opportunities throughout the Crenshaw corridor.

The parking facilities are located at:

Expo/Crenshaw Station
3428 Exposition Bl, Los Angeles 90018
Nearby Free Parking (Independent) Monday through Saturday, excluding Sunday
5 Bike Rack Spaces

La Cienega/Jefferson Station
5664 W Jefferson Bl, Los Angeles 90016
Free On-site Parking – 476 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces

Culver City Station (opening early summer)
8804 Washington Bl, Culver City 90232
Free On-site Parking – 586 Spaces
Bike Racks Available
8 Bike Lockers

Bike racks and bike lockers provide more than 75 spaces at the 10 new stations serving the Expo Line.

The Expo Line also improves connectivity for bicyclists, providing a total of 5.9 miles of new bikeways that parallel the new rail line. Bike lanes are available on Exposition Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard. A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians has also been built at the La Cienega/Jefferson Station. The bike facilities provide connections to the Ballona Creek Bike Path. To better integrate bicycling with transit, Metro has convenient bike parking at all stations, and plans to remove seats on Expo trains for patrons with bicycles, luggage, strollers and wheelchairs. Phase II of Expo Line will include a parallel bike path to Santa Monica.

The Expo Line will be served by all existing Metro bus lines that currently cross the line. For example, west of downtown Los Angeles, Metro bus lines which operate north and south (Figueroa, Vermont, Western, Crenshaw, La Cienega services) will serve the Expo Line at the new stations.

In the downtown area, existing lines today on Figueroa, Flower, and 7th Sts will serve the 7th St/Metro Center Expo Line terminus. Beginning Sunday June 17, Metro bus service changes will provide better access to the Expo Line, including minor route extensions that will have improved access by more lines to the Expo Line Stations. For route and timetable information, go to or use the trip planner at

Connections to Metro bus service and Metro Rail provide service to Hollywood, Koreatown, Pasadena, Long Beach, LAX (via a connecting free shuttle) and more.

7th St/Metro Center
Metro Rail: Red/Purple Lines, Blue Line
Metro Bus: 14, 20, 37, 51/52/352, 60, 66, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 81, 96, 450, 460, 487/489, 760, 770, Silver Line
Destinations: FIDM, LA Central Library, Macy’s Plaza, The Standard

Metro Rail: Blue Line
Metro Bus: 30, 81, 442, 460, Silver Line
Destinations: LA Convention Center, L.A. LIVE, STAPLES Center

23rd Street
Metro Rail: Blue Line
Metro Bus: 37, 38, 55/355, 81, 442, 450, 460, 603, Silver Line
Destinations: LA Trade Technical College, Mount St. Mary’s College

Metro Bus: 38, 81, 102, 200, 442
Destinations: Flagship Theatres University Village 3, Galen Center, USC

Expo Park/USC
Metro Bus: 81, 102, 200, 442, 460, 550, Silver Line
Destinations: California African American Museum, California Science Center, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, USC

Metro Bus: 102, 204, 550, 754
Destinations: Los Angeles Swimming Stadium, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, USC

Metro Bus: 207
Destinations: James A. Foshay Learning Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

Metro Bus: 38, 210, 710
Destinations: The Kobbler King, Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Farmdale (opening early summer)
Metro Bus: 38
Destinations: Dorsey High School, Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

Expo/La Brea
Metro Bus: 38, 212/312
Destinations: Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

La Cienega/Jefferson
Metro Bus: 38, 105
Destinations: Target, West LA College

Culver City (opening early summer)
Metro Bus: 33, 534, 733
: Father’s Office, Pacific Theatres Culver Stadium 12, Royal/T Café


Making connections to the Expo Line

8 replies

  1. will there be bikes allowed on the train? would be great to be able to take my bike all the way downtown 🙂 thanks

  2. Im not sure how accurate this information is anymore but I remember reading somewhere that metro is changing the bus interface for the expo line this June with the rest of the biannual bus changes.

    So all bus service should operate the way it did before expo opened until this June.

  3. Metro – what is going on with the 439/217 change and when does it happen? Everyone who rides the 439 is waiting to find out!

  4. Since Shaun brought it up, I thought it was worth mentioning that the parking lot at Culver City looks REALLY poorly paved. They’ve painted it, so it looks like it’s their final job, but it’s not smooth at all and looks like it will be a mess to navigate any time it rains (lots of rather deep puddles, I’d imagine). I can’t imagine it’s up to the standards of Metro.

  5. Why does the public timetable just posted on the Metro website for EXPO (806) show for connections

    La Cienega/
    Jefferson FREE PARKING
    Metro Metro Local 38, 105, 217;
    Metro Rapid 705
    Other Providers Culver CityBus 4

    Will the 705 stop at the La Cienega station beginning with the start of EXPO service? Is the 217 going to go there now or is that a projected change for June?