Downtown Santa Monica station

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Downtown Santa Monica
Expo Line 
Downtown Santa Monica station, July 2017.JPG
Downtown Santa Monica station in 2017
Other names Santa Monica Downtown
Location 401 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica
Coordinates 34°00′50″N 118°29′32″W / 34.0138°N 118.4921°W / 34.0138; -118.4921Coordinates: 34°00′50″N 118°29′32″W / 34.0138°N 118.4921°W / 34.0138; -118.4921
Owned by Metro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking none[1]
Bicycle facilities TBD
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened October 17, 1875; 142 years ago (October 17, 1875)
Rebuilt May 20, 2016; 2 years ago (May 20, 2016)
Previous names Tool House; Santa Monica
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Terminus Expo Line

Downtown Santa Monica (formerly Santa Monica) is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue in Downtown Santa Monica, California. It is the Expo Line's western terminal station.[2]

Overview

Aerial view of station location with train in 1894

The station is located in Downtown Santa Monica, off-street in the block bounded by 4th and 5th Streets, Colorado Avenue, and the 10 Freeway.[3] The site is located in the midst of Santa Monica's Civic Center, within a short walk of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade, the Civic Auditorium, and Santa Monica High School. The block was formerly the location of a Sears auto center, which was demolished in 2010 to make way for the station.[4]

A trip from downtown Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles takes 47 minutes.[5]

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from venues located in Santa Monica and Venice. [6]

Station layout

Platform Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)

Bus connections

References

  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (May 14, 2016). "The Expo Line is finally coming to the Westside, but limited parking raises concerns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Expo Line:Phase 2:Overview". Buildexpo.org. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  4. ^ Nick Taborek (2010-04-02). "Expo station site begins transformation - Santa Monica Daily Press". Smdp.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ "The Expo Line Will Open In Santa Monica On May 20th". LAist. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  6. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf

External links

Media related to Downtown Santa Monica station at Wikimedia Commons

  • Metro Expo Line Construction Authority
  • Project Website, Metro Rail Expo Corridor, Phase 2 from Culver City to Santa Monica
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