Expo/Western (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Expo/Western
  
Expo & Western- Metro Expo Line Station 1.JPG
Station art on the eastbound platform of the Expo/Western Station.
Station statistics
Address 1573 Exposition Boulevard, West Adams, Los Angeles
Coordinates 34°01′06″N 118°18′32″W / 34.0182°N 118.3089°W / 34.0182; -118.3089
Connections Metro Local: 102, 207
Metro Rapid: 757
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 10 bike racks
Other information
Opened October 17, 1875; 138 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 Western
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Culver City
Expo Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric
Air Line

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.[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 (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. It is close to MLK Jr. Elementary School and 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." [2]

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 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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External links[edit]

Media related to Expo/Western (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons