Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 8:59 am
Santa Monica police say the driver of an 18-wheel truck that was struck by a Metro Test Train on Thursday turned onto the tracks against posted signs prohibiting such turns.
Posted Dec. 10, 2015, 12:43 pm
Santa Monica police and fire departments are responding to the first vehicle versus Expo Light Rail Line train collision at noon today at the intersection of Colorado and 7th St.; the driver of the vehicle that was struck has been transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 9:56 am
With construction nearing completion of Phase 2 of the Expo Line Extension project, latest estimates say the seven new stations between Culver City and Santa Monica will begin revenue operations sometime between April and mid-May 2016.
Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:28 am
Metro trains will run on a busy test schedule early today across West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Metro officials said.
Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am
Describing an extraordinary significance that is coming sooner perhaps than people realize, Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole spent time at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting to discuss the Expo Light Rail Line that ends just four blocks from “our iconic Pier.”
Posted Oct. 10, 2015, 9:55 am
The Metro Expo/La Brea rail station was renamed Friday in honor of Ethel Bradley, the city's longest-reigning first lady credited with inspiring black women to improve their social, educational and economic status.
Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:21 am
To have a crossing gate or not to have a crossing gate? That seems to be the million-dollar question as Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line project in Santa Monica is nearing its completion date next year.
Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:22 am
The first active rail tests of the long-awaited Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica have finally begun. These early evaluations of the Overhead Catenary System, which powers the trains, crossing gates, and traffic signals, represent key milestones on the path to completion slated for spring 2016.
Posted Jul. 24, 2015, 9:30 am
The gnashing sound of a jackhammer’s metal tooth on the cement pavement can be heard in his office for hours at a time, sometimes getting so bad and incessant that he is forced to leave the building. This is something that has been going on for almost four years since the start of the construction on Expo Line Phase 2, according to Rodney Liber, Managing Partner of Capital Innovations Inc. with its headquarters at 1119 Colorado Ave.
Posted Jul. 16, 2015, 9:49 am
The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled to start train testing activities in Santa Monica today, July 16, and will continue for several months.
Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:41 am
The Metro Expo Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is about 90 percent complete and on track to open by spring 2016, connecting downtown Los Angeles to the beach in a route Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday called "from Grand to the sand."
Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:07 am
Santa Monica residents will see an unusual sight beginning next week -- light-rail trains moving through the area.
Posted Mar. 30, 2015, 9:15 am
Expo Line trains resumed passing USC on Sunday, as a motorist remained hospitalized with injuries suffered when he drove a car driven into a train's path.
Posted Mar. 29, 2015, 8:45 am
The wreckage from the crash between an Expo Line train and a car, which left one person in grave condition, has been cleared. The collision occurred Saturday when the train this hit a car that turned in front of it at Exposition Park. In addition to the person who was reportedly near death, 20 other people were also injured. That unidentified person was driving a Hyundai Sonata and had to be cut from the crumpled car, authorities said.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:01 am
Concept design on the interim use of the future Colorado/4th Street and Colorado/17th Street light rail station sites were approved by Santa Monica City Council Tuesday, with work expected to start in the near future.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:46 am
After more than two years of construction, Expo Phase 2 reached a significant milestone this past weekend as crews began tying together the electrical components of Phase 2 of the Expo Line with Phase 1 at the Culver City station.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:45 am
For the next two weeks, it might be a good idea to avoid Colorado Avenue between 14th Street and downtown Santa Monica, as the Expo Line’s second phase expansion now claims two closed intersections to install rail for the new Metro train service.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:33 am
The impending completion of the Metro Rail Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica within the next couple of years naturally carries with it a series of subsequent impacts on its surrounding communities. The most apparent change due to occur is the increased appeal of the Expo Line.
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 10:07 am
In order to install rail across 19th Street for the Expo Line project, the design build contractor Skanska-Rados, Joint Venture (SRJV) will need to implement a full closure of the area.
Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:00 am
The Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro) to operate the Expo Line from Olympic and Centinela to just shy of the Santa Monica Pier.
Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:35 am
At first, the Expo Line was supposed to arrive in Santa Monica by 2015. Then the schedule was slightly tweaked and the timeline was delayed to the end of 2016. Now it looks like 2015 could be back on again.
Posted Apr. 19, 2014, 9:06 am
Installation of the Expo Line 2 track installation at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado will begin Monday, April 21 at 3 am.
Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:47 am
A rail connector making it easier for Expo Line riders from Santa Monica to make an easier and more efficient connection with East Los Angeles received a significant boost Tuesday, with Metro staff recommending a nearly $1 billion design/build contract for the Regional Connector in downtown Los Angeles.
Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 8:35 am
With bridge and station construction well underway, the next major milestone for the Expo Phase 2 project is track installation. More than 15 miles of track will be installed along the alignment between Culver City and Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:07 am
The Expo Line Construction Authority is planning a full closure of 17th Street at Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica starting 1 am this Saturday, March 22.