New Expo Line expands mobility, connectivity throughout Los Angeles County
Commuters who are gearing up to take the Expo Line to work and other destinations have options to park for free at parking facilities located at La Cienega Station (476 spaces), Culver City Station (586 spaces) opening this summer and at the Crenshaw Station, a leased facility owned and operated by the West Angeles Church of God in Christ which will provide 450 spaces Monday through Saturday.
“This new association between West Angeles Church and Metro provides the community with a convenient and familiar place to park and allows West Angeles the opportunity to, once again, serve the South Los Angeles area, as we have done for more than forty years,” said Pastor and Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
The pastor noted the West Angelus parking facility will also allow more pedestrian traffic, thus increasing retail and economic opportunities throughout the Crenshaw corridor.
The parking facilities are located at:
3428 Exposition Bl, Los Angeles 90018
Nearby Free Parking (Independent) Monday through Saturday, excluding Sunday
5 Bike Rack Spaces
La Cienega/Jefferson Station
5664 W Jefferson Bl, Los Angeles 90016
Free On-site Parking - 476 Spaces
12 Bike Rack Spaces
Culver City Station (opening early summer)
8804 Washington Bl, Culver City 90232
Free On-site Parking - 586 Spaces
Bike Racks Available
8 Bike Lockers
Bike racks and bike lockers provide more than 75 spaces at the ten new stations serving the Expo Line.
The Expo Line also improves connectivity for bicyclists, providing a total of 5.9 miles of new bikeways that parallel the new rail line. Bike lanes are available on Exposition Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard. A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians has also been built at the La Cienega/Jefferson Station. The bike facilities provide connections to the Ballona Creek Bike Path. To better integrate bicycling with transit, Metro has convenient bike parking at all stations, and plans to remove seats on Expo trains for patrons with bicycles, luggage, strollers and wheelchairs. Phase II of Expo Line will include a parallel bike path to Santa Monica.
The Expo Line will be served by all existing Metro bus lines that currently cross the line. For example, west of downtown Los Angeles, Metro bus lines which operate north and south (Figueroa, Vermont, Western, Crenshaw, La Cienega services) will serve the Expo Line at the new stations.
In the downtown area, existing lines today on Figueroa, Flower, and 7th Sts will serve the 7th St/Metro Center Expo Line terminus. Beginning Sunday June 17, Metro bus service changes will provide better access to the Expo Line, including minor route extensions that will have improved access by more lines to the Expo Line Stations. For route and timetable information, go to metro.net/maps or use the trip planner at metro.net.
Connections to Metro bus service and Metro Rail provide service to Hollywood, Koreatown, Pasadena, Long Beach, LAX (via a connecting free shuttle) and more.
Phase I of the Metro Expo Line is a new $932 million, 8.6-mile light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. It will serve 12 stations, including Pico Station and 7th St/ Metro Center Station which share the alignment with the Metro Blue Line trains.
The new Expo Line will connect the Westside by rail to downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Long Beach and dozens of points in between. With 10 new stations serving USC, Expo Park, and diverse LA neighborhoods such as Culver City, the Crenshaw District and downtown Los Angeles, the Metro Rail system will expand to 80 stations and over 87 miles of rail to destinations across Los Angeles County.