Expo Line doesn’t have enough rail cars for its surging ridership – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016

Before the doors to the Expo Line train slid open, letting in a gust of hot summer air, Metro riders at the Farmdale station in West Adams had already backed away from the edge of the platform, shaking their heads.

The train, packed with evening commuters, pulled away without anyone boarding.

“I love the train, but I don’t think I can keep doing this,” said Cindy Rodriguez, 38, who had stood in the sun for half an hour as two full trains passed by. “At least you can get on the bus.”

Two months after the debut of light-rail service to Santa Monica, it has become clear that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority does not have enough rail cars to accommodate the Expo Line’s surging ridership. 

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