Frequencies Restored on L.A.'s Expo Line After Rider Backlash

Trains were already crowded on the Metro Expo Line when they ran every six minutes during peak hours. When Metro cut frequencies to every eight minutes in June, riders were not pleased.

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September 16, 2019, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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After reducing service on the Expo Line light rail route earlier this summer, public backlash about overcrowded trains has led the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to increase train frequencies during peak hours

Steve Hymon writes an announcement of the changes on the Metro website, the Source, crediting "feedback from Expo Line riders to Metro’s Customer Care department and social media posts from riders," for communicating the need for a change.

The Expo Line connects Downtown Los Angeles to the city of Santa Monica, just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean.  As documented in an article by Joe Linton just days before the increased frequencies were announced, the line has been overcrowded since Metro reduced frequencies on June 23 due to budget cuts.

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