There’s been plenty of test trains rolling along the Gold Line extension to Azusa in the past few months, but now it’s time for the final run-up to the opening. Pre-revenue testing on the new line begins today and will continue until the extension’s opening day on March 5.
Pre-revenue testing is intended to more or less simulate actual service with trains running on a regular schedule, but with no customers on board. Because this testing is for an extension of an existing line, you might see some additional trains from Union Station to Pasadena between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. These trains will be in-service for customers up to Sierra Madre Villa Station, but no passengers will be permitted to ride beyond that point. Metro and law enforcement personnel will be available at Sierra Madre Villa throughout pre-revenue testing.
As we near the opening of the extension, we’re asking everyone to please remain vigilant around the train tracks, new and old, and obey all warning signs and traffic signals. Safety is everyone’s priority!