Los Angeles Metro Expansions Reach Farther and Farther into Nearby Cities

Stay gold!

It is easy to dismiss L.A. as a city with lackluster public transit options until you actually read about what is going on around the L.A. basin.

Two big extensions are opening up soon. The Gold Line Extension opens this Saturday and connects foothill cities as far as Azusa to the network.

Then in May, the Expo Line will be finished and link up Santa Monica and western L.A. neighborhoods to the previous terminal station in Culver City.

The two 2016 expansions come as L.A. Metro celebrates 25 years of operation. CityNews actually looks down on the terminal Blue Line station in Long Beach. The next expansion is slated for 2019, with the Crenshaw/LAX project slicing through more of west L.A., connecting the existing Expo and Green Lines while also expanding service to Inglewood (Are you ready for some football!?) and more direct service to LAX.

Metro has come a long way in the last decade, three whole lines and three more expansions have opened since 2005. So while we might not get a Downtown Long Beach to Disneyland Line anytime soon (or ever), Angelenos from Long Beach to Chatsworth, and Azusa to Santa Monica, can fly, take in sports, or visit museums on top of going to school or work via the metro.

More on the Metro’s latest developments can be found here.

Image Credit: Flickr User AtomicTaco, https://flic.kr/p/8mPFt5 via (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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