It was back in 1953 that Pacific Electric’s Santa Monica Air Line called it quits. Well over six decades later, the line is springing back to life as the Expo Line light rail.
The Expo Line, currently operating between DTLA and Culver City, will extend to Santa Monica’s Fourth and Colorado intersection in less than a year. Testing is now underway and just reached the beach city on Wednesday. Metro was there to capture the historic day and has this very neat video of the train arriving in the Downtown Santa Monica station.
The first testing in Santa Monica has the train being pulled by a big truck but it will soon travel on its own power, and at faster speeds, so be careful out there.