Topanga Town Council




Extending the Expo Line - A Note from Supervisor Sheila Kuehl:

Starting May 20, the Expo Line will take travelers all the way to Santa Monica.  

"This week I joined fellow Metro Board Members and CEO Phil Washington in announcing the completion of the final leg of the Expo Line. Now you can travel much further west, past Culver City to Palms, West LA, and Santa Monica, and disembark (with your bike or beach chair) just a short walk from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier.

I was happy to enthusiastically join the earliest supporters of the Expo years ago, and carried the legislation creating the Exposition Line Authority, so this is a truly joyful announcement for me.

The real winners, of course, are the millions of residents and visitors who can now bypass the traffic, improve our environment, and let Metro do the driving for a 46 minute trip between Downtown LA and the beautiful Pacific!"

From Metro's announcement:

"This will be the first passenger rail transit service to the far Westside since Pacific Electric streetcars stopping running to Santa Monica in 1953. 

The project is the second rail project funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by nearly 68% of Los Angeles County voters in 2008. The project completes the 15-mile Expo Line between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, where the final station will be steps from the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place, the Third Street Promenade, and Tongva Park.

The new rail extension will also serve the Westside Pavilion in West LA, and the job-heavy tech and media corridors along Olympic Boulevard. The 17th Street/SMC Station is a short walk or bike ride to the popular Santa Monica College and its 34,000 students."