Los Angeles to Get Long-Needed Rail Line to Santa Monica in May, After Decades of Intrigue

For the first time since the 1950s, you’ll soon be able travel from Downtown Los Angeles to the beaches of Santa Monica by train. Anyone who’s ever been stuck on an L.A. freeway can appreciate what a big deal this is.

Amid the region’s ever-worsening traffic, residents of West Los Angeles and Santa Monica have been waiting for decades for this rail service into Downtown L.A. Yesterday, Phil Washington, CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), announced that service would begin on May 20, 2016.


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