Expo/La Brea (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Expo/La Brea
  
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La Brea/Expo Station
under construction.
Station statistics
Address 5060 Exposition Boulevard, Baldwin Vista, Los Angeles
Coordinates 34°01′29″N 118°21′19″W / 34.0248°N 118.3552°W / 34.0248; -118.3552
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 20 bike racks
Other information
Opened October 17, 1875; 139 years ago (1875-10-17)
Rebuilt April 28, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-04-28)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metro
Station status in service
Formerly Airville
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Culver City
Expo Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric
Air Line

Expo/La Brea (formerly Airville) station is an elevated light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, in the West Adams District of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Expo Line.[1]

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Expo Line service hours are approximately from 4 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Service resumed Saturday, April 28, 2012. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

Location and design[edit]

Westbound Expo Line toward Culver City (La Cienega/Jefferson)
Eastbound Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Farmdale)

Expo/La Brea is located next to the busy intersection of La Brea Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard. It is within walking distance of the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex.[2]

The station's art was created by artist Jose Lozano. Entitled LA Metro Lotería, the installation depicts scenes related to using LA's metro system in the form of a Mexican Lotería card game.[3]

History[edit]

Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953 with closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It was completely rebuilt into an elevated station for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

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