Gold Line extension to Azusa will open in March, bringing Metro rail deeper into Los Angeles County suburbs

October 23, 2015

Residents of the bedroom communities stretching eastward across the San Gabriel Valley have contributed more than $1 billion in sales taxes over the last six years to accelerate the expansion of Los Angeles County’s rail network.Website Insert Call Me State DOTs copy

In the spring, they will see one of their first major returns on that investment.

 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Thursday that an 11.5-mile extension of the Gold Line will begin carrying passengers between Pasadena and Azusa on March 5.

The so-called Foothill Extension, costing $975 million, is Metro’s most suburban rail line yet, aimed at connecting a long row of cities such as Arcadia and Duarte with commercial hubs in Pasadena and central Los Angeles.

“I completely support the Gold Line going further east,” Garcetti told reporters after a press conference at Metro’s downtown headquarters. “Getting out to Claremont is incredibly important to me.”

Los Angeles Times reporter Laura J. Nelson has the full story by clicking here.

 

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