Nippon Sharyo P2020 156
Location: Expo/Western Station, Los Angeles, CA
Operator of Vehicle: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
Date of Photo: July 14, 2014
Despite having a reputation for having a less than stellar public transit system, the Los Angeles Metro has been expanding quite a bit recently. In March, the Gold Line was extended from Pasadena to Azsua, and later this month, on May 20th, the Expo Line will be extended from Culver City to Santa Monica, terminating just short of the famed Santa Monica Pier. There are aspirations to extend the Gold Line even further to Montclair in San Bernardino County in the future. In the nearer term, projects such as the Regional Connector will allow through routing of Blue, Expo, and Gold Line trains, which is not possible at this time. Once that project is complete, an Expo Line train like the one featured here, could operate from Azusa and Pasadena across downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, currently a three seat ride.
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