New Expo Train Riding Through Santa Monica For The First Time Since The Early 1950's

A clearance test of an Expo Line test train reached Downtown Santa Monica Station on Wednesday afternoon, making it the first time that a passenger train has gone that far west in the L.A. area since the early 1950s.

The second phase of the Expo Line is scheduled to open next year (sorry, no exact date yet). Completion of construction is forecast for October to be followed by several months of testing and employee training.

The project is largely funded by the Measure R half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.

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