Riding home on the Expo Line used to be an opportunity for Eva Vieyra Osmand to spend some quality time with her 5-year-old son.
That ended three weeks ago, when the eastbound trains they boarded in the afternoon were suddenly packed to the point of discomfort.
“It was a point of pride that, as a fourth-generation Angeleno, I was raising a kid who was an expert train rider,” Vieyra Osmand said. “He used to love it. Now he’s afraid.”
At the end of August, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials cut rush-hour service on the Expo Line, increasing the wait time between trains from six minutes to eight minutes. The change eliminated two trains per hour during peak periods on the line, which carries 60,000 daily riders between downtown and Santa Monica.
Read the full story on LATimes.com.
Officials at @metrolosangeles cut rush-hour service on the Expo Line — their most successful new rail project — three weeks ago. Since then, trains have been jam packed, and riders aren’t happy. My story: https://t.co/670MS5bnVS #SOSExpo
— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) September 22, 2019