Expo/La Brea station

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Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley
Expo Line 
LaBreaExpo LAMetro.jpg
La Brea/Expo Station
under construction in 2011.
Location 5060 Exposition Boulevard, Baldwin Vista, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°01′29″N 118°21′19″W / 34.0248°N 118.3552°W / 34.0248; -118.3552Coordinates: 34°01′29″N 118°21′19″W / 34.0248°N 118.3552°W / 34.0248; -118.3552
Owned by Metro
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Connections Metro Local: 38, 212, 312
Construction
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 20 bike racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened October 17, 1875; 142 years ago (1875-10-17)
Rebuilt April 28, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-04-28)
Previous names Airville Expo/La Brea
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric
Air Line

Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley (formerly Airville) 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 historic 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]

Platform Westbound Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (La Cienega/Jefferson)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Expo Line 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 Recreaction Center and Sports Complex (home to Jackie Robinson Field).[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]


Bus connections[edit]

  • Metro Local: 38, 212, 312

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.

Ethel Bradley[edit]

On October 10, 2015 the station was renamed from Expo/La Brea, to Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley in honor/memory of the late Tom Bradley's wife Ethel Bradley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.laparks.org/DOS/reccenter/facility/ranchocienegaRC.htm
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 

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