As expected, there is a monster line to board the train at Union Station. The wait for Pasadena trains is estimated at 20 minutes and it’s 45 minutes for trains to East L.A.
We’re out at the East L.A. Civic Center, where there’s a farmer’s market with food booths — there’s also going to be some performances later. The Eastside Gold Line train had a healthy crowd headed out from Union Station and folks were jumping on the train at every stop, but [continue reading]
I’m writing this on the Gold Line platform at Los Angeles Union Station. Here’s my advice: if you’re interested in riding the new Gold Line Eastside Extension for free today, get here now before lines grow long. And it sure looks like they’re going to grow long as the day [continue reading]
Metro dedicated the opening of its first rail line since 2003 on Saturday morning, as a long list of elected officials and invited guests celebrated the opening of the Eastside Gold Line Extension between Los Angeles Union Station and East Los Angeles. The Eastside hadn’t seen rail service since the [continue reading]
I wanted to call your attention to a very lengthy post put up at LA.Streetsblog late this afternoon. Damien Newton, the editor of the site, went on a bike ride along the Eastside Gold Line Extension today with five other cyclists to study safety issues concerning the line. Overall, Newton [continue reading]
Metro CEO Art Leahy sent an email to staff earlier this afternoon. Here’s the text of the email: CPUC Grants Safety Certification for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Metro received a letter from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granting us a Safety Certification for the Metro Gold Line [continue reading]
As would be expected, the talk around One Gateway this week has mostly revolved around the debut of the Eastside Gold Line Extension this weekend. We’ll be supplying coverage both Saturday and Sunday here at The Source. The official dedication ceremony is being held tomorrow morning, when a plethora of [continue reading]
Lost in all the hub-bub surrounding the opening of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension this weekend is the not-so-small fact that Metro also has another rail line under construction — the Expo Line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. Unfortunately, that means there’s work to be done. In [continue reading]