Check out the new art at the Duarte/City of Hope Station for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project. Pics of the art being installed last week are above and fact sheets below on the art. The carved limestone being installed atop the column represents the leatherwork often found on 19th-century saddles, a nod to the area’s ranching history.
The 11.5-mile light rail project will extend the Gold Line from the Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border and include six new stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and two in Azusa (downtown and Citrus College). The project is funded largely by the Measure R half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.