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The Expo Line reconnects the pueblo and the Pacific

The Expo Line reconnects the pueblo and the Pacific

Starting Friday, you can board an Expo Line train in downtown Los Angeles and disembark in Santa Monica less than an hour later. If you live or work between Santa Monica and downtown, this new extension is obviously big news.

But what if you don’t? Did Santa Monicans get all excited two months ago, when Metro extended the Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa? Of course not. “Pasadena? You can’t even get a decent bowl of acai there.”

A train to the beach is different. You can tell by the way people refer to it. Nobody’s talking about a train from the beach, though most assuredly the Expo Line is that too. The grand opening...

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