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C'mon N' Ride the Train: The Expo Line Finally Opens to the Public

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Hurrah! The Expo Line finally opened up this weekend, linking downtown to parts of Los Angeles beyond Western Avenue via train for the first time in decades. LAist writer Gerri Gonzalez rode the whole length of the new line and hopped off at every stop. She stopped to check out the artwork at each stop and see who was out taking advantage of the free rides this weekend.

It might have taken forever for the line to open but some of us believe this opening that links the city together in a new way is positively "magical." However, Curbed LA notes that some residents around South Los Angeles are worried that rising rents along the route could push them out.

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