Expo/Western station

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Expo/Western
Expo Line 
Expo & Western- Metro Expo Line Station 1.JPG
Station art on the eastbound platform of the Expo/Western Station.
Location1573 Exposition Boulevard, Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Coordinates34°01′06″N 118°18′32″W / 34.0182°N 118.3089°W / 34.0182; -118.3089Coordinates: 34°01′06″N 118°18′32″W / 34.0182°N 118.3089°W / 34.0182; -118.3089
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 farside
Tracks2
Construction
Parkingnone
Bicycle facilities10 bike racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 143 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltApril 28, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-28)
Previous namesWestern
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric Pacific Electric
Air Line
  Future service  
Gold Line
toward Atlantic

Expo/Western 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]

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right Western Avenue
Westbound Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Expo/Crenshaw)
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo/Vermont)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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:


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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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