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Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica opened May 20, 2016



Posted on: 24 May 2016

It’s time to celebrate! 

Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica opened May 20, with seven new stations .  The new service to the Pacific Ocean extends to Downtown Santa Monica linking Westside neighborhoods and connecting Downtown LA to Downtown Santa Monica in just 46 minutes!  The new Santa Monica Metro Expo Line is only 0.5 miles from the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel.  Visitors can board at the 17th Street/Santa Monica College Station to Downtown Santa Monica, the beach and the Santa Monica Pier!

  • Expo Line Trains will operate with 12 minute frequencies for the majority of the day and 20 minute frequencies after midnight. 

All the Places You Can Go

The Expo extension provides direct access to a variety of destinations, including connecting tourists to galleries and museums, such as Bergamot Station, The Natural History Museum, The Science Center, MOCA and The Broad and bringing direct transit access to the Coliseum and STAPLES Center.  

We are very excited about the new extension and have created a convenient reference guide for the visitors, please see the attached PDF.

The Expo Line to Santa Monica makes it easier than ever to connect to the entire Metro Rail System.  

To find out how to plan your next trip visit: 

 The Expo Line is a sustainable, cost effective alternative!