The folks at the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority sent over the above pics of the overhead catenary wires being installed along the project’s tracks. The wires, as you likely know, deliver the electricity that powers the trains.
The above images were taken on the stretch of tracks that run in the middle of the 210 freeway just east of the Gold Line’s current terminus at Sierra Madre Villa Station in eastern Pasadena.
The Construction Authority, an independent agency, is building the 11.5-mile addition to the Gold Line that will extend tracks to the Azusa/Glendora border with stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, downtown Azusa and adjacent to Citrus College and Azusa Pacific University near the Azusa/Glendora border. The project, which also includes a rail car maintenance campus in Monrovia, is funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.
Construction on the project is on time and on budget with work scheduled to be complete in about a year. The project will subsequently be turned over to Metro, which currently forecasts an opening in early 2016.