LA Metro has begun testing trains on the Expo Line light rail line, which is slated to open for business between downtown and La Cienega Boulevard in November of this year. Elected officials were invited to take a look at the trains on Monday, and the public was warned that because the tracks are now active, motorists and pedestrians should be aware.
An extension of the line to Culver City is to open in 2012, and the trains will reach Santa Monica by 2015, offering travelers a 46 minute ride from downtown. Nineteen stations along the 15-mile line will serve USC, Exposition Park, Mid-City communities, the Crenshaw District, Culver City and West LA.
By 2030 an estimated 64,000 passengers are expected to ride the line daily, making it one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the U.S.ExpoLightRail on Flickr