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Old 04-30-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Did anyone ride it? How'd you like it? Post pictures!

Also, is anyone on this forum going to make it part of their commute now?
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Didn't ride it this weekend as we had guests in town and they wanted to see stuff not on the Expo Line. But, my wife and I plan on checking out the Natural History Museum next weekend and taking the Expo Line. I'll definitely try to take some pictures when I take it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Norteh Bajo Americano
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I rode the train on Saturday just to see all the events/music going on. It was a very smooth ride. The views from the La Cienega station and La Brea is amazing. I stopped at the Expo/USC/Museums stop and will definitely use the train to go there again. I got off 7th metro to check out the area. I was surprised on all the restaurants/bars in that part of DTLA and so many people walking around.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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Slow as a snail. Nice to have as an alternative to driving and better than the bus but way too slow.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Slow as a snail. Nice to have as an alternative to driving and better than the bus but way too slow.
You mean the Expo Line was slow as a snail? I think they should have done more to make these trains run faster.......grade separations or whatever would do the trick.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I visited LA this past weekend. Expo Line is slow getting out of downtown. Not many attractions for tourists besides USC and Exposition Park area. The rest of the stations seem more suited for commuters in Baldwin Hills and Culver City. Only until this line extends to Santa Monica will it actually be fully realized.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I visited LA this past weekend. Expo Line is slow getting out of downtown. Not many attractions for tourists besides USC and Exposition Park area. The rest of the stations seem more suited for commuters in Baldwin Hills and Culver City. Only until this line extends to Santa Monica will it actually be fully realized.
True, though having USC, Expo Park, downtown LA, and Culver City is actually a pretty good combination right now. I wonder what the ridership will be by the end of this year.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Slow as a snail. Nice to have as an alternative to driving and better than the bus but way too slow.
Ever been on the Green Line in Boston? That will change your perspective on what is "slow as a snail".

Sounds like it does the trip at a decent clip and will only get quicker and quicker as the technology improves.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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in a matter of 8 years, LA will be quite different in terms of public transit.

Last edited by botticelli; 05-04-2012 at 04:56 PM..
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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in a matter of 8 years, LA will be quite different in terms of public transit.

Which lines will be complete (or are scheduled to be complete) by 2020?

1. Expo to Santa Monica?
2. Gold Line extension to Claremont?
3. Crenshaw line?
4. ???? any others.....?
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