Downtown Santa Monica station

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Downtown Santa Monica
Expo Line 
Downtown Santa Monica station, July 2017.JPG
Downtown Santa Monica station in 2017
Other namesSanta Monica Downtown
Location401 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica
Coordinates34°00′50″N 118°29′32″W / 34.0138°N 118.4921°W / 34.0138; -118.4921Coordinates: 34°00′50″N 118°29′32″W / 34.0138°N 118.4921°W / 34.0138; -118.4921
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks3
Construction
Parkingnone[1]
Bicycle facilitiesTBD
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 143 years ago (October 17, 1875)
RebuiltMay 20, 2016; 3 years ago (May 20, 2016)
Previous namesTool House; Santa Monica
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
TerminusExpo Line
  Future service  
TerminusGold Line
toward Atlantic

Downtown Santa Monica is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue in Downtown Santa Monica, California. It is the Expo Line's western terminal station.[2]

Overview[edit]

Aerial view of station location with train in 1894

The station is located in Downtown Santa Monica, off-street in the block bounded by 4th and 5th Streets, Colorado Avenue, and the 10 Freeway.[3] The site is located in the midst of Santa Monica's Civic Center, within a short walk of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade, the Civic Auditorium, and Santa Monica High School. The block was formerly the location of a Sears auto center, which was demolished in 2010 to make way for the station.[4]

A trip from downtown Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles takes 47 minutes.[5]

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from venues located in Santa Monica and Venice. [6]

Station layout[edit]

Platform Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (May 14, 2016). "The Expo Line is finally coming to the Westside, but limited parking raises concerns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Expo Line:Phase 2:Overview". Buildexpo.org. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-03-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Nick Taborek (2010-04-02). "Expo station site begins transformation - Santa Monica Daily Press". Smdp.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  5. ^ "The Expo Line Will Open In Santa Monica On May 20th". LAist. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to Downtown Santa Monica station at Wikimedia Commons