The new train to Santa Monica

Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to drive all the way to Santa Monica? Well soon your wishes will be granted. Next year the train going to Santa Monica will be open! This is the first time since the street cars of the1950’s that a train has gone this far West. It will travel from Culver City to just 4 blocks away from the beach in Santa Monica. Now you can finish your emails or read a good book stress free on the way to the beach.

On Wednesday afternoon a clearance test of an Expo Line test train reached it’s destination in downtown Santa Monica. Train testing started on July 16th. The project is largely funded by the Measure R half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. In my opinion that is money well spent. I would like to see more of these trains go up around Los Angeles.

hotos by Steve Hymon / The Source