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Los Angeles Metro Expo Line - Phase II Tour, Part 1

A speedy, time-lapse trip through the disputed rail right-of-way for Metro's Expo line - currently being built from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica.

Starting about 6 blocks West of Robertson & Venice through West LA to the corner of Pico & Sawtelle! Yes, no kidding - this is West LA and it was shot on July 10 & 11, 2010.

For more info on the Expo line, see http://www.buildexpo.org

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Comment by Chris Horvath on August 27, 2010 at 3:32pm
That was awesome... well done!
Comment by Julia jones on August 30, 2010 at 11:35am
Very cool video. Hope I get to see if from the train someday soon.
Comment by Donna B. on October 17, 2010 at 3:18pm
How was this filmed? Great editing.
Comment by MJ on October 18, 2010 at 3:47pm
Fantastic job! Do you know how far the tracks ultimately go?
Comment by Alexis Kasperavicius on October 18, 2010 at 7:29pm
This was filmed using a handheld videocamera, a home brew steadicam, and a lot of walking! The tracks ultimately go to Colorado and 17th street in Santa Monica and will continue to 4th and Colorado.

These tracks will be ripped up and replaced with dual tracks, sound walls, and greenery. Bids are currently out and construction will start next year with completion in 2015.

The first phase of the project, from downtown Los Angeles to Venice and Robertson is nearly complete and will open in Summer 2011.

Here is a sample of what the above will look like once complete:

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