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The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension will extend the existing Gold Line east from Pasadena. The first phase will travel more than 11 miles from Sierra Madre Villa Station, with stations in the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa.

The Foothill Extension Construction Authority expects to complete construction between Pasadena and Azusa in September 2015. Metro is scheduled to begin safety testing in late 2015 with a projected opening in 2016.

The second phase will continue the line for 12 miles east from Azusa, with stops in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. Funding is currently being sought for this segment between Azusa and Montclair. The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Azusa to Montclair section was certified in March 2013 and preliminary engineering began in Summer 2014.


2014

Date Article
August
August 22, 2014 Gold Line Eastside Project Environmental Document Released
July
July 24, 2014 Gold Line on Schedule, On Budget for Azusa Extension
July 17, 2014 L.A. Mayor Supports Gold Line Extension Plant
July 9, 2014 The Valley Could Get its Own Metro Light-Rail Train
July 7, 2014 Gold Line Foothill Extension Photo Tour: Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
June
June 18, 2014 San Gabriel Valley Business Leaders Support Gold Line Extension to Claremont
March
March 13, 2014 Come Tour the Half-Finished Gold Line Foothill Extension
March 5, 2014 Foothill Boulevard in Azusa to Close for Gold Line Work
February
February 22, 2014 Metro's Gold Line Foothill Extension Passes 50 Percent Completion Mark
February 1, 2014 Function Meets Art on California's Gold Line Light-Rail Bridge
January
January 27, 2014 Gold Line Authority Studying Extension To Ontario Airport
January 23, 2014 Gold Line Authority Approves Study on Extension to Ontario
January 22, 2014 Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Highlights
January 10, 2014 Request For Proposals Issued for Azusa to Montclair Section of Gold Line

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Go for a (video) ride on the Gold Line Foothill Extension from Arcadia to Azusa!
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 11, 2014 11:11 am
Our friends at the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority just released this new video of a ride along the new light rail tracks from Arcadia to Azusa. The video begins about a ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, December 10
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 10, 2014 10:50 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. First train car pulled along Gold ...
Clearance testing continues on Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 9, 2014 1:25 pm
https://twitter.com/IWillRide/status/542421178439069696 There are many more photos on yesterday’s post about testing between Sierra Madre Villa Station and Monrovia. Below is the news release ...
Clearance testing begins today for Gold Line Foothill Extension project
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 8, 2014 8:46 am
After four years of construction, the Gold Line Foothill Extension project will reach a key milestone this morning: for the first time ever, a light rail vehicle will make ...
Bumping post removal at Sierra Madre Villa will clear way for Gold Line Foothill Extension
Posted by Lily Allen on December 3, 2014 9:30 am
Tonight and Thursday evening, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority will perform work at Sierra Madre Villa Station that will literally clear the way for the first phase of ...
Metro podcast: Ethan Elkind’s “Railtown” about L.A.’s emerging transit scene
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 20, 2014 12:45 pm
I had the chance recently to speak with Ethan Elkind, whose new book “Railtown” does an excellent job of telling an important story: the history of rail transit in Los Angeles County ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, Nov. 12
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 12, 2014 10:48 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. ART OF TRANSIT: A Metro bus ...
Transit plaza dedicated at Gold Line station in Arcadia
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 10, 2014 11:00 am
Nice looking plaza next to the Gold Line station located on the north side of Arcadia’s downtown at 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street. The station will also feature a new parking garage for ...
Long wait over: groundbreaking held for Wilshire Boulevard subway extension
Posted by Dave Sotero on November 10, 2014 6:15 am
Click on a photo to see a larger version!  Here are renderings and maps of the station locations for the first phase of the Purple Line Extension: The quick guide to ...
New construction photos of Expo Line Phase 2
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 4, 2014 4:25 pm
Photos by Jeff Zucker for the Expo Line Construction Authority. Please click on each photo to see a larger version.  Construction on the second phase of the Expo Line — including ...

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