Expo/Western (Los Angeles Metro station)
Station art on the eastbound platform of the Expo/Western Station.
|Address||1573 Exposition Boulevard, West Adams, Los Angeles|
|Connections||Metro Local: 102, 207
Metro Rapid: 757
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Bicycle facilities||10 bike racks|
|Opened||October 17, 1875|
|Rebuilt||April 28, 2012|
|Station status||in service|
Expo/Western station is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system, located at the intersection of Western Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, in the Exposition Park District of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Expo Line.
Metro Rail service
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
|Westbound||■Expo Line||toward Culver City (Expo/Crenshaw)|
|Eastbound||■Expo Line||toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo/Vermont)|
Expo/Western is located in a primarily residential and neighborhood in the West Adams District.
The station is within walking distance to the following attractions:
- MLK Jr. Elementary School
- Foshay Learning Center.
The station has "far-side" platforms: this means that the platforms are positioned on opposite sides of the intersection, and trains always stop at the platform after crossing the intersection.
The station's art was created by artist Ronald J. Llanos. Entitled Ephemeral Views: A Visual Essay, the installation depicts scenes of "the many characters who activate Los Angeles street life." 
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 for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.
Media related to Expo / Western (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Metro Expo Line Construction Authority
- Project Website, Metro Rail Expo Corridor, Phase 1 to Culver City