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How fast can LA make its trains to Santa Monica?

At intersections, drivers might have to wait a bit longer to give priority to trains.

Work about to start to build major West LA development

Formerly called Martin Expo Town Center, the project at Expo and Bundy is set to be finished by 2023.

Metro boosts service to alleviate Expo Line crowds, but riders say it’s not enough

"It gets so crowded sometimes people can’t move," one rider says.

Developer pitches plans for 22-story along Expo Line

The site is near La Cienega and Jefferson and right by another major mixed-use development.

Crenshaw Subway Coalition appeals 570 apartments near Expo Line

It argues the market-rate apartments "will lead to rent increases" in the neighborhood.

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Development fever along the Expo Line, mapped

From Downtown to Santa Monica, construction is humming along the train tracks.

Metro will scale back rail service, making for longer wait times

But the agency says the changes will make service more reliable.

First look at strip club-replacing apartments in Sawtelle

The 102-unit complex will rise alongside the Expo Line.

Sawtelle strip club site to become 102 apartments

The Pico Boulevard club’s mock lighthouse is visible from the Expo Line.

LA sued over plan to add density along Expo Line

Fix the City says the Expo Line plan was approved before officials analyzed whether infrastructure could support more development.

Plan to add some density along the Expo Line wins full council support

The plan "reorients development away from sprawl."

City committee approves plan to densify near Expo Line stations

It would allow taller mixed-use buildings to be built around five light rail stations on the Westside.

LA weighing plan for more density along Expo Line through Westside

The plan estimates that as many as new 6,000 new housing units could be built around five train stations by 2035.

Travel the path of the Expo Line predecessor that ran from 1908 to 1953

The Pacific Electric Air Line, aka the Red Cars, blazed a trail the Expo Line picked up.

See the pair of mixed-users that would flank Crenshaw next to the Expo Line

Metro and LA County would team up with developer Watt Companies to bring almost 500 apartments to a very transit-friendly site.

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12 homes for sale along the Expo Line

Curious about what types of homes are for sale along the popular light rail to the beach?

How much does it cost to buy near the Expo Line?

The train passes through some of the highest—and lowest—priced areas in LA. Here’s what homes go for in each of those neighborhoods.

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The bike path through Santa Monica is intoxicatingly beautiful

For the prettiest commute in Los Angeles, rent a bike-share in Santa Monica and roll down the coast, soaking in ocean views.

By Metro estimates, the Expo Line just had its best month ever

Weekday ridership on the light rail, which runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, is up to 55,388.

Metro says Expo Line is drawing riders who used to commute by car

The transit agency surveyed riders of its recently extended Expo Line and finds the light rail is encouraging people to leave their cars at home. But most of these new riders only take the train occasionally.

Tons of Rams fans are riding the train to games

With parking lots reportedly charging as much $100 on game day, it's no wonder that the Expo Line was an extra-attractive option to riders. In fact, around 10,000 fans per game took advantage of the light rail option.

Expo Line trains to DTLA and Santa Moncia are frequently running late

On top of gripes about train car crowding, the Expo Line has another issue: lateness. Overall, about 24 percent of of Expo trains were late in June, and during evening rush hour, 35 percent of Expo Line trains were late.

Metro promises relief for Expo line overcrowding

There aren't enough train cars to hold all of the passengers, so people are crammed. The hold up in getting new cars is with Metro's contractor in Japan. But the transportation agency's CEO says relief is coming "very, very soon."

More people are riding the train thanks to new Expo Line to SaMo

The light rail is taking commuters and beach-goers to downtown Santa Monica for the first time in decades. With seven new stops now open, Metro's ridership stats show a big jump in the number of weekend riders.

Huge Culver City development wins so much praise

A mixed-user with a hotel, offices, and apartments is poised to take over parking lots immediately next to the Expo line station near downtown Culver City. One planning commissioner says it has "all the bells and whistles."

There's a new paved bike path to Santa Monica

Take the train or ride your bike. The dedicated bike lane follows the Expo line extension, taking cyclists from Culver City to Santa Monica, where it stops short of the beach at 17th Street. It's not perfect, but it's a big improvement.

12,000 People Rode the Expo Line Extension Monday

Metro has revealed ridership numbers for the newly extended Expo Line's first full business day. More than 12,000 riders swiped their TAP cards at the seven new stations, suggesting plenty of Westside commuters are giving the train a shot.

Expo Line to the Beach Has a Rocky First Monday

Metro's newly extended line to Santa Monica started the work week with some unfortunate delays. First a car ended up on the tracks, then a train broke down and held up others behind it. Will new riders overlook these early issues?

Inside the Art at the New Expo Line Stations

Metro's just-opened Expo Line Extension features unique art installations at every stop along the way. Station artists created pieces that pay tribute to the surrounding communities, as well as Los Angeles's growing transit culture.

Insane Lines For LA's First Train to the Beach

What's at the end of this line, a new iPhone? These folks are all clustered around the brand new downtown Santa Monica Expo Line station, either getting on or off the light rail line blocks from the beach, where no train has gone for decades.

First Look at LA's Just-Opened Expo Line to the Beach

Today's the big day—a train to downtown Santa Monica is officially open, opening to the public at noon. The new train will connect Downtown Los Angeles to downtown Santa Monica, giving passengers a ride from DTLA to Santa Monica in under an hour.

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Expo Line Extension to Santa Monica

The Expo Line's final leg is now open all the way from Downtown to Santa Monica. Here are all the maps, photos, history, and info you're going to want to know as you ride Los Angeles's first Metro train to the beach.

Map: What to Do Near New Santa Monica Expo Stations

You've gotten to Santa Monica on the Expo Line (opening Friday). Now what? Three new maps show over a dozen attractions within five minutes of stations, via bike, bus, or on foot to help riders break out of their SaMo rut and explore some new places.

Watch: Sheila Kuehl Has a Blast on the Expo Line

A new video from the Third District representative shows off all the bonuses of public transit with fun animation. It's one of several recently released videos that are stirring up buzz for Metro's new light rail to the sea.

Take Your First Ride on the Expo Line to the Beach

A new video from Metro offers an inside-the-train trip from Culver City to Santa Monica, passing through all the new stations set to open May 20. Aside from a couple of red lights, it looks like a pretty smooth trip.

New Expo Line Schedule to Santa Monica Out Now

The Metro Expo Line extension to downtown Santa Monica is coming soon, so soon that the official schedule announcing train times for the new light rail line is now out. A train from downtown SaMo station to DTLA will get you there in 50 minutes.

Metro to Let Surfboards on Expo Line to the Beach

With the Expo Line extension set to become the first LA train to hit the beach in decades, Metro has a potential new crop of riders: surfers. The agency has ruled that it'll allow surfboards on the train, with some restrictions.

A Super Exciting Video of the Expo Line to the Beach

The video showcases the possibilities of a Westside train, showing Expo cruising effortlessly westward across the tracks all the way to the new end of the line in downtown Santa Monica, just a short walk away from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica Getting an Open Streets Event in June

CicLAvia and similar open streets events have made their way to the Valley and Pasadena, but one place that hasn't gotten in on the car-free-for-a-day action is Santa Monica. That'll change this summer.