Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a new weekly feature here at The Source where we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention.
Last Thursday was the big BCS title game between Texas and Alabama. Metro promoted the Gold Line as a great way to get to the game, and those who rode tweeted their observations.
HLP90042 The south-bound Gold Line is full of sad orange-wearing longhorns. The folks wearing crimson have smiles on their faces.
freddylee On the Gold line to Pasadena: football fans + 20 sheriffs and metro staff to accomodate at union station.
patrickrbrown On the Gold Line, half the passengers are wearing maroon Alabama shirts, and a few are wearing burnt orange for Texas. I’m wearing a tie.
Here’s a few tweets from a first-time rider who took the Gold Line to Pasadena for the big game. Glad you enjoyed the ride @wrosenthal!
In fact, the Gold Line seems to be a pretty popular Twitter topic, here’s a few more people who had nice things to say about the line.
vaniastuelp Hello LA! Back to reality… and taking the Gold Line train for the first time! Pretty sweet! I can tweet n not get a tix! Where’s winter?
SkinnyArbuckle LA activity suggestion: red line subway or gold line rail to union station. walk to olvera street. have margaritas.
Point of fact: the Gold Line can be used to connect to the subway to the Blue Line to reach Staples.
One Gold Line rider tweeted about their concerns with the new Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.
Another asked a valid question about passenger information at Gold Line stations.
Innocentamanda Why is there not a next train times board for the gold line? All other metro lines have one.
To be fair, at this point only the Red and Purple Lines provide next train information on their transit passenger information system displays in stations.
One rider tweeted for increased TAP card functionality, which sounds like a great idea to me.
Here a rider tweets to Metro about broken ticket machines at a Blue Line station. Hopefully the issue has been fixed!
Lastly, a few Twitter users expressed their desire for a more robust Twitter presence from Metro.