Rediscover Gold

METRO GOLD LINE FOOTHILL EXTENSION NOW OPEN

 

 

 

Metro’s Gold Line Foothill Extension opens March 5, with six new stations serving five cities and dozens of destinations in the San Gabriel Valley. The $1 billion, 11.5-mile rail line will travel between East Pasadena and Azusa and points in between, providing a relaxing and money-saving alternative to driving the busy 210. Rediscover Gold on the new extension and Go Metro to explore.

 

 

 

 

 

Join us from noon until 4pm as we celebrate the opening of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. Enjoy special activities and family fun at Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale and Azusa Downtown Stations.

Opening Ceremony

Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 10am
Metro Gold Line Duarte/City of Hope Station
1777 E Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010

Free Rides

Free rides to the public start at 12pm on the entire Metro Gold Line and end at midnight.

Station Parties

Saturday, March 5, 2016
> Live Music
> Local businesses and food trucks on site

Locations:
Arcadia Station  (11am-3pm)
201 N First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
Monrovia Station  (11am-4pm)
1651 S Primrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Duarte/City of Hope Station  (12pm-4pm)
1777 E Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Irwindale Station  (12pm-3pm)
16017 Avenida Padilla, Irwindale, CA 91702
Azusa Downtown Station  (11am-4pm)
780 N Alameda Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702

*If you plan on parking at APU/Citrus College Station and riding the Gold Line to attend community festivities, please note that overflow parking is available at Citrus College, follow posted signage.

NEW CITIES

NEW STATIONS

NEW MILES OF RAIL

NEW PARK & RIDE LOTS

Metro’s Foothill Extension extends the existing Gold Line east from Pasadena. The first phase will travel more than 11 miles from Sierra Madre Villa Station to Azusa. Each station will have over 100 parking spaces and at least 20 bike lockers. Connections to several Metro Bus lines and other partner transit services make getting around LA County seamless. Check out our new Gold Line timetable for scheduled service effective March 5.

Arcadia Station 

300 parking spaces
Free EV Charging Stations
20 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers
Connect to: Metro Local 79, Metro Express 487, Foothill Transit 187

Monrovia Station

350 parking spaces
Free EV Charging Stations
20 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers
Connect to: Metro Local 264, Metro Local 270, Foothill Transit 494

Duarte/City of Hope Station

125 parking spaces
Free EV Charging Stations
20 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers
Connect to: Metro Local 264, Foothill Transit 272

Irwindale Station

350 parking spaces
Free EV Charging Stations
11 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers
Connect to: Foothill Transit 185

Azusa Downtown Station

237 parking spaces
20 bike racks, 24 bike lockers
Connect to: Foothill Transit 185, 187, 280, 494, 496

APU/Citrus College Station

200 parking spaces
Free EV Charging Stations
20 bike racks, 24 bike lockers
Connect to: Foothill Transit 187, 281, 284, 488, 494

Past, Present, Future

Metro’s Gold Line opened in 2003, with service between Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and Sierra Madre Villa station in Pasadena. In 2009 the Gold Line opened eight new stations in East Los Angeles. Now, in 2016, the Gold Line travels further east from Pasadena to Azusa. Look how we’ve grown:

NEW STATIONS

MILES OF RAIL

PARK & RIDE LOTS

million boardings per day

Past

Check out the key events and milestones in the history of the Gold Line in our photo gallery. You also can browse through the galleries from past Gold Line openings.

Video: Los Angeles Metro Gold Line Commercial, 2003

Present

With 6 new rail stations and several connecting bus routes, serviced by Metro, the Gold Line is a great alternative to the 210 freeway. Check out what’s new as we expand our service. We have new additions to the family and a brand new rail yard in Monrovia.

Spotlight: Monrovia Yard

The completion of Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus is a testament to the ingenuity, hard work and focus of the partnership between Metro and Construction Authority. The 132,000-square-foot Main Shop Building was designed and built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standard, one of the highest levels of sustainable achievement available. The facility is projected to use 35% less water and 32.5% less electricity than a typical building of its kind. The facility will service up to 84 light rail vehicles from the county’s growing light rail fleet and 200 operations and maintenance staff over several shifts a day. The $265-million Gold Line Operations Campus is an integral part of the six-station, 11.5-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Pasadena to Azusa.

Gallon water tank

Glass tile mosaics in Main Shop Lobby

Building sq ft.

Average kilowatt hours generated per month

Kilowatt solar panel array

Light rail vehicles

%

Building materials from recycled materials

Acres of Campus

Future

The Foothill Extension Construction Authority completed construction between Pasadena and Azusa in September 2015. The second phase will continue the line for 12 miles east from Azusa to Montclair. Funding is currently being sought for this segment. 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

Phase 2 includes new stations at:

> Glendora
> San Dimas
> La Verne
> Pomona
> Claremont
> Montclair

Metro Art

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension offers an engaging collection of artworks that enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the Foothill neighborhoods served by Metro.

Nine artists created original artworks for each of the six new stations and along the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The new artworks are thoughtfully integrated within their transit environments.

Click here to access audio interviews with the artists.

More information, free docent guided tours and artist opportunities: visit metro.net/art

Commemorative TAP Card

Celebrate the opening of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension with our special commemorative TAP cards! Collect yours now by visiting TAP vending machines (TVMs) at the stations listed below. Just look for this image on the TVM.

Photo courtesy of Michael Santillan, Rail Operator at Monrovia Operations Campus.

TAP cards are reusable plastic cards that can be used to pay your fare on Metro and 24 other transit agencies.  Buy a TAP card online, or by calling 866.TAPTOGO (866.827.8646).  TAP cards are also available at over 400 vendor locations near you!

Once you purchase a TAP card, simply load fare and TAP on the blue TAP target as you enter the platform. Learn how to use your TAP card here.

Commemorative TAP cards will be available starting Saturday, March 5, while supplies last.

Union Station 
Gold Line Entrance Only
800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, 90012

Sierra Madre Villa Station 
149 N Halsted Street, Pasadena, 91107

Arcadia Station 
201 N First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006

Monrovia Station 
1651 S Primrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

Duarte/City of Hope Station 
1777 E Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010

Irwindale Station 
16017 Avenida Padilla, Irwindale, CA 91702

Azusa Downtown Station 
780 N Alameda Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702

APU/Citrus College Station 
905 N Citrus Avenue 91703

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Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Center
3650 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Ste 189, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Tuesday – Saturday , 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

East Los Angeles Center
4501 B Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Tuesday – Saturday , 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wilshire/Vermont Center
3183 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 174, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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