Tracks Installed at Last Street Crossing for Train between Downtown & Culver City
Rail tracks were installed at Farmdale Avenue yesterday, which means all street crossing the first phase of the Expo Line are completed. Darrell Clarke at Friends 4 Expo Transit called it a milestone. The Farmdale crossing, which is next to a high school, had become the project's controversial chokehold until July when a state commission gave it the go-ahead.
"I believe there are continuous rails now all the way from the Blue Line to around Hayden in Culver City, except a small gap on the north side of Washington," he said.
The line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City could be in partial operation by next Spring. The full project, including Phase II to downtown Santa Monica, is expected to be running by 2015.