Jul 30, 2014
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All Aboard! Passengers Take a Ride Downtown From Culver City Station [Photos]

Patch talked to passengers boarding the Expo Line at the Culver City station, which officially opened Wednesday at noon. Did you ride the rails Wednesday? Upload your photos and comments here.

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Patch took a trip on the Expo Line Wednesday from the all the way to the 7th and Metro stop downtown.

We almost continued to Long Beach (note: If you want to return to Culver City, get off at the 7th street stop and wait for the train with the sign that says "Culver City.")

At the Culver City Station, volunteers dressed in bright blue t-shirts handed out free passes for the day, along with maps and information on how to get to downtown Culver City.

Once on the train, we talked to passengers, young and old, about what they thought of the new Expo station. We also bumped in to some of the landscape architects of the Expo line, checking out their handiwork as the train whizzed along Exposition Boulevard.

"The concept was to create a transit parkway; a greenbelt along the rail line," said Stephen Smith of Gruen Associates. I think they turned out great. There’s a theme of weaving and motion along the line from the trees to the undulating canopies at the stations themselves."

 

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