The expo line extension to Downtown Santa Monica will open May 20th and it will be the first time in 53 years that an Angeleano will be able to hop on a train in Santa Monica. The extension will add seven stops to the line that currently terminates in Culver City. A full trip from Downtown LA to Santa Monica will take about 45 minutes.
This is great news for those that frequent downtown LA and live on the Westside. However, the delays to already snarled north/south traffic on major streets where the train crosses will be difficult for commuters to stomach. We have already heard quite a few complaints about the impact on traffic during the current testing phase.