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Metro Expo Line Begins Service to Santa Monica May 20

Metro Expo Line Begins Service to Santa Monica May 20

Photo by Steve Hymon for MTA

Photo by Steve Hymon for MTA

A date has been set. MTA officials announced today that the 6.6-mile extension of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica will begin service on May 20. This will mark the first passenger rail service from Downtown LA to Santa Monica since the Pacific Electric streetcars were shut down in 1953. 

The final extension to the Westside will add seven new stations to the route (see the map above), and a commute between the 7th/Metro Center in DTLA and the Santa Monica Station is expected to take 46 minutes. 

Trains will run every 12 minutes at most times of the day with service beginning about 4 a.m. on weekdays and ending around midnight. On Friday and Saturday nights, it will run until 2 a.m. A regular adult ticket is $1.75, which includes two hours of free transfers. 

A paved bike path also runs along most of this last extension. See the map here

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