New Transit Rail Miles and Stations Added
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority accomplished two major transit projects in 2016.
The expansion of Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa began on June 26, 2010 and was completed on September 23, 2015. The extension added six new stations along the “Foothill” of northeastern Los Angeles County in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa. Azusa is home to two stations, one in Downtown and another near Citrus College and Azusa Pacific University, which also serves as the final destination. The 11.5-mile extension welcomed its first passengers on March 5, 2016.
The Expo Line extension project, also known as Phase 2 of the Expo Line, connects the existing station at Culver City to Downtown Santa Monica. The extension of the 80-station rail system added seven new stations: Palms, Westwood/Rancho Park, Expo/Sepulveda, Expo/Bundy, 26th St./Bergamot, 17th St./SMC, and Downtown Santa Monica. The Expo Line extension broke ground on September 12, 2011 and was completed on time and on budget in 2015. The 6.6-mile Expo Line extension welcomed its first passengers on May 20, 2016.
There are currently four ongoing rail projects: Crenshaw/LAX, Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2 (Glendora to Montclair), Purple Line Extension, and Regional Connector. For more information, please visit Metro website.