The wait is (almost) over. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (he’s chair of the Metro Transportation Authority) today announced the Expo Line will open to the public on April 28. On that date, riders can travel the 7.6-mile stretch between the 7th/Metro Center station downtown and the La Cienega station. A full one-way trip will take less than half an hour, according to Metro officials, and trains will be running every twelve minutes. The line will extend to a station at Venice and Robertson in Culver City this summer, and construction has already begun on the line’s second phase, which will bring the line from Culver City to Santa Monica.
“Metro is excited about opening the new Metro Expo light rail line, the first time the traffic choked Westside will see rail passenger service in half a century,” said Metro CEO Art Leahy. Cause for celebration— or a trip on the metro, at least.
ALSO: Learn about the key players behind the Expo Line here.