In honor of the Blue Line and Metro rail's twenty-fifth birthday yesterday, Metro's put together a sort of online, ongoing party—a website with tons of information on their art tours and concerts (free!), as well as a badass animated map that charts how Los Angeles's rail lines have grown since 1990. Click the autoplay button and watch as the Red Line extends three times, as the Gold Line branches out to the east, and into the future, when the Crenshaw Line is helping to better connect people to LAX, the Regional Connector links light rail lines through Downtown, and the Expo Line and Gold Line extensions—both under construction now and readying to open next year—are up and running. By 2026, when the Purple Line subway extension to Century City is complete, Metro will have 113 miles of rail lines across the county.
· 25 Years of Metro Rail [Metro]
· Watch the Birth of LA's Rail System, 25 Years Ago Today [Curbed LA]