Metro is offering free rides when the new Expo Line opens from downtown Los Angeles to the La Cienega/Jefferson Station on the April 28/29 weekend.
The new Expo Line will operate on a limited schedule during the opening weekend from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, April 28/29. However, the free rides are only for this line. Patrons using other Metro operated trains (Red/Purple, Gold, Green & Blue lines) and Metro buses will pay regular fares.
The line will eventually continue to Culver City and then on to Santa Monica. However, the Culver City stations will not be open until sometime in the summer. No date has yet been set.
According to a release by Metro, in addition to the free ride on the Metro Expo Line, several community events are planned for Sat. April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those community events will be held at the 7th Street Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, Expo Park/USC Station, Expo/Crenshaw Station and the La Cienega/Jefferson Station. No community events are planned for Sunday, April 29.
Fares for the new Metro Expo Line following the free weekend rides will be the same as all Metro-operated bus and trains: $1.50 one-way (cash) or by purchasing a Metro Day Pass for $5. Regular Metro monthly passes also are available for $75 good for unlimited travel on all Metro buses and trains.