Expo/Crenshaw station

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Expo/Crenshaw
Expo Line  Crenshaw/LAX Line 
Expo & Crenshaw Expo Line Station 2.JPG
Metro Expo Line heading westbound to Culver City Station leaves Expo/Crenshaw Station.
Location 3428 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°01′21″N 118°20′06″W / 34.0225°N 118.3350°W / 34.0225; -118.3350Coordinates: 34°01′21″N 118°20′06″W / 34.0225°N 118.3350°W / 34.0225; -118.3350
Owned by Metro
Platforms 2 side platforms (Expo Line)
1 center platform (Crenshaw/LAX Line)
Tracks 2
Connections Metro Local: 210
Metro Rapid: 710, 740
Construction
Parking 450 nearby free spaces (independent) Monday-Saturday, excluding Sunday
Bicycle facilities 10 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 (6 years ago) (2012-04-28)
Previous names 11th Ave
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Future service  
Terminus Crenshaw/LAX Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric
Air Line

Expo/Crenshaw (formerly 11th Avenue) is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard.

The station is served by the Expo Line and will also be served by the Crenshaw/LAX Line.[1]

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Expo Line service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 12:30 AM daily. Metro Rail service at the station opened on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Regular scheduled service began on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Location and design[edit]

Expo/Crenshaw station is located on the busy Crenshaw Boulevard, a major L.A. thoroughfare. It is also a short walk to either Rodeo Road (soon Obama Boulevard) [2] or Jefferson Blvd.

The station is within walking distance to the following:

Station layout[edit]

The station has "near-side" platforms: this means that the platforms are positioned on opposite sides of the intersection, and trains always stop at the platform before crossing the intersection.

G Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 (Westbound) Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Farmdale)
Platform 1 (Eastbound) Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo/Western)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Ticket machines
B1 Faregates, Ticket machines
B2 Platform 4 (Southbound) Crenshaw/LAX Line Crenshaw/LAX Line  (under construction) toward Redondo Beach (Martin Luther King Jr.)
Crenshaw/LAX Line Crenshaw/LAX Line  (planned) northern extension
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Platform 3 (Southbound) Crenshaw/LAX Line Crenshaw/LAX Line  (under construction) toward Redondo Beach (Martin Luther King Jr.)

The station's art was created by artist Willie Robert Middlebrook Jr. The untitled installation uses manipulated photographs to depict the diverse population in interaction with the earth and the environment.[5]

History[edit]

Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric Trolley Line, it was closed on September 30, 1953 with closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service and eventually dismantled, 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.

Crenshaw/LAX Line[edit]

The station will become a transfer station hub when the Crenshaw/LAX Line service begins in 2019, the Metro staff board has ruled out an actual at-grade junction station between the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Expo Line, stating that it is operationally not feasible. (Such a junction would result in three rail lines—the Crenshaw, Expo and the Blue Lines—sharing the single pair of tracks on Flower Street leading into 7th Street/Metro Center station, putting those tracks well above their capacity limit and causing delays.) Instead, a light rail subway station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line is being constructed under Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Rodeo Road, which is currently being planned, in the future, to allow for a possible extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line north through a Purple Line station and allowing for the possibility of an extension to connect and terminate at the Red Line's Hollywood/Highland station by way of the Hollywood district.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expo - Phase 1 - Overview". BuildExpo.org. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  2. ^ "LA City Council green lines south la street name change". nbclosangeles.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  3. ^ "A First Glimpse of the District Square Development". Retrieved 2017-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Crenshaw Gardens". www.urbanize LA.com. Retrieved 2017-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Expo - Expo Art Program". BuildExpo.org. 2010. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  6. ^ "Crenshaw Transit Corridor Project Final Feasibility Study - Wilshire/La Brea Transit Extension" (pdf). Metro (LACMTA). May 2009. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 

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