Phase 1 of the Expo Line will travel along the Exposition railroad right-of-way between Downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. It will share track and two stations (7th St/Metro Center and Pico) with the Metro Blue Line as it leaves Downtown LA. It will then travel along the Exposition right-of-way to the current terminus at Washington/National. Eight new stations will be constructed along the Expo Line route. It will be approximately 8.6 miles in length and parallel the heavily congested I-10 freeway. Phase 1 is scheduled to open in the summer of 2010. Estimated travel time from Downtown LA to Culver City is under 30 minutes.