Expo Line Extension

Metro Expo Line Phase II

On Friday, May 20, Metro’s Expo Line extension opened seven new stations connecting Downtown LA to Downtown Santa Monica by train! This is great news for UCLA commuters like you, as the Expo Line will now provide a convenient and cost-efficient alternative to the oft-congested Santa Monica Freeway and Westside roadways.


UCLA ConnectionsBooks to beach

  • Westwood/Rancho Park Station: Board a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus directly to campus every 5-7 minutes using the Rapid 12, Route 12 or Route 8 bus lines.
  • Expo/Sepulveda Station: Board the Rapid 6 Culver CityBus every 8-10 minutes.

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus services will offer a convenient shuttle-like experience to and from campus.




Explore More Astronomy to gastronomy

With 6.6 miles of new rail, there is so much more to explore! Metro's Expo Line will connect Downtown Santa Monica to Downtown LA in just 46 minutes. 

The Expo extension provides direct access to a variety of destinations, including connecting to galleries and museums, such as Bergamot Station, The Natural History Museum, The Science Center, MOCA and The Broad and bringing direct transit access to the Coliseum and STAPLES Center.