Metro officials are estimating that there have been 30,000 boardings on the Eastside Gold Line so far today. The number will be updated this evening.
As of 1:30 there’s no line at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station. The small festival in the parking lot next to the station is not exactly crowded.
You can also expect a line to board the Gold Line in both directions at Mariachi Plaza.
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]
Yesterday The Source crew joined the elected officials, dignitaries, invited guests and the media to the official dedication ceremony for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. Crowds gathered at the Union Station Gold Line platform for a prompt departure to the East L.A. Civic Center at 9:00 a.m. Two year [continue reading]
All week I’ve been scouring Yelp! for the best restaurants along the new Gold Line Eastside Extension. The goal was not to make an exhaustive list of every restaurant, but to present those that Yelp reviewers seemed to enjoy the most. My method for deciding what made the cut necessarily [continue reading]