The Expo Line Will Now Take Passengers from LA Straight to the Beach

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 17, 2016
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The city of Los Angeles recently extended its Expo Line so that residents can now take a train from downtown directly to the beach. While the city used to have a public transit system that traveled from the city to the coast, the electric streetcar system was shut down more than 50 years ago. Now there is a new transit system in place that aims to combat LA's rampant car culture.

The new train is part of the city's Expo Line, which runs from Santa Monica to downtown LA. Riders can change trains along the way to visit other destinations such as Azusa and the San Gabriel Valley. Not only does the new transit system help residents reach the beach without a car, but it also provides a new commuter option for those who frequently find themselves stuck in gridlock.

While the new train will not solve all of LA's traffic problems, it is likely to make a dent in a city where the car is king.