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Two more Expo Line stations to open June 20

June 5, 2012 |  1:20 pm

Metro rail car operator Sheila Celestain at the controls of an Expo Line train.

The new Expo Line's Culver City station is scheduled to open June 20, officials said Tuesday.

The Expo Line opened in late April, running 7.9 miles from downtown to a station at La Cienega and Jefferson boulevards. It was initially supposed to go another 0.7 miles to Culver City, but completion of the final leg was delayed.

Transportation officials said they would also be opening the station at Farmdale Avenue, near Dorsey High School, on June 20, the only other station that remained unopened.

"The opening of the Culver City station is a tremendous milestone in the construction of the Expo Line from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica," Culver City Mayor Andy Weissman said in a statement.

"We look forward to the Expo Line bringing much needed congestion relief to our region and providing an efficient new mode of public transportation," he said.


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Photo: Metro rail car operator Sheila Celestain at the controls of an Expo Line train. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times