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Expo Line Opening Delayed. Again.

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Expo Line map (Metro)
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Hey, guess what? The Expo Line's opening has been delayed. Again! Now it is semantics and technical issues hanging up the light rail--err, subway?--line.

The L.A. Times reports that "a test ride last week showed how a spot of bad circuitry and a debate over six-letter words — "subway," "tunnel" and "trench" — continue to delay the system's operation."

At issue is a 0.6-mile segment of the line that some say is a trench, and others say is a subway tunnel. It matters because if it is the latter, special ventilation is required.

Another issue needing a fix are signals not going through properly in one area. Those signals verify the trains are moving at the correct speed.

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No official would comment this week on what specific date the Expo Line would open. (It's not a huge surprise: They wouldn't set a date last month, either. Probably not a bad idea to keep evasive, since they've not been right yet about any of the target opening dates.)

And so we wait.

In the meantime, Curbed LA has a funny look back at other Expo Line opening dates that have come, and gone, without the line opening.