What It's Like to Ride the New Expo Line to Santa Monica

For a bit of fun, take this animated ride on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new Expo Line extension.

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May 20, 2016, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Garcetti Expo Line

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti already knows what it's like to ride the Expo Line to the beach in Santa Monica. | Eric Garcetti / Flickr

Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line opens today, and a lot of people are very excited about the prospect of riding a train direct between Downtown Los Angeles and the beachfront locations of Santa Monica. (Nevermind those residents who are still having a hard time imagining anything other than car dependency.)

Count Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuhn among those in Southern California who can imagine the benefit of the new light rail line. She created this animated (in every sense of the word) video comparing the experience of driving with the experience of riding the train from Downtown to the beach and back.

[Editor's note: check out the quick shout-out for the Museum of Jurassic Technology at 0:49, and if you're ever in Los Angeles and riding the Expo Line, don't miss it and don't forget to bring your imagination!]

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