E Line 
Expo/Western station platform
General information
Location1573 West Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°01′06″N 118°18′32″W / 34.0182°N 118.3089°W / 34.0182; -118.3089
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 farside side platforms
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeAt-grade
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 148 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltApril 28, 2012; 11 years ago (2012-04-28)
Previous namesWestern
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Expo/Crenshaw E Line Expo/Vermont
toward Atlantic
Former services
Preceding station Pacific Electric Following station
11th Ave
towards Rustic Canyon
Air Line Vermont

Expo/Western station is an at-grade light rail station on the E Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station is located in the center median of Exposition Boulevard at its intersection with Western Avenue, after which the station is named, in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles.[1]


Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953, with the closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It was completely rebuilt for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.


Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound E Line E Line toward Santa Monica (Expo/Crenshaw)
Eastbound E Line E Line toward Atlantic (Expo/Vermont)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has "far-side" platforms: this means that the platforms are positioned on opposite sides of the intersection, and trains always stop at the platform after crossing the intersection.

Hours and frequency

E Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[2]


As of December 10, 2023, the following connections are available:[3]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:

Station artwork

The station's art was created by artist Ronald J. Llanos. Entitled Ephemeral Views: A Visual Essay, the installation depicts scenes of "the many characters who activate Los Angeles street life."[4]


  1. ^ "Exposition Park & USC Area Connections" (PDF). Metro. June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  3. ^ "E Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. p. 1. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  4. ^ "Neighborhood Portrait: Reconstructed". Metro Art. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved December 7, 2021.

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