Before the Expo Line… Before the Santa Monica Air Line… There was the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad. It ran on steam, and terminated at Fifth Street and San Pedro in Santa Monica. A trip from L.A. set you back $1.00.
The year was 1895.
Photo from USC Digital Library
A draft environmental impact report for the second phase of the Expo Line says that using the existing rail right-of-way through West Los Angeles would ensure more riders for the line and be less expensive to build. Read Post
Expo Line: Los Angeles city and county leaders will gather in Santa Monica on Monday to mark the start of construction of the second phase of the Expo Line. Read Post