As part of the planning efforts for the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project, Metro conducted a series of rail tours on the existing Metro Gold Line and Expo Line in Spring 2019 to provide stakeholders along the WSAB corridor with first-hand knowledge of Metro’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system by experiencing it for themselves. The tour included stops on the Gold Line at the South Pasadena and Del Mar Stations, and on the Expo Line at the Expo Park/USC, Culver City and Westwood/Rancho Park Stations. These tours highlighted key LRT features that are similar to what is being proposed for the WSAB Project, including: existing station design, stations/system compatibility with surrounding communities, aerial and street-level alignments and stations, safety/security features, soundwalls to reduce noise, and multi-modal access/connections at stations.
If you were unable to join us, below are links to the materials that can be used to conduct a self-guided tour, including the itinerary/information packet, project fact sheet, and Metro’s Trip Planner.
Metro also prepared a short video highlighting the key features discussed at each of the Gold Line and Expo Line stations visited as part of the tours. The rail tours video provides the experience of the tour from the comfort of your digital device.