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Video: Checking in on the Construction of the Expo Line

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The first portion of the the Expo Line, the light rail train between downtown L.A. and Santa Monica, is expected to open in August 2011. That portion will travel from the 7th/Metro to La Cienega (cruising by USC just in time for the school year), with completion of the first phase to Culver City in 2012. Three years later, in early 2015, the train should be full operation all the way to Santa Monica.

"We've waited since 1953 to ride the Expo Line," says Gökhan Esirgen, who is behind this video. "But there is no need to wait anymore. You can ride the Expo Line in this YouTube video, along with the memories of the past."

Esirgen is part of the Transit Coalition, which earlier this year produced out this very popular video that shows off a portion of the Culver City to Santa Monica route.