Train testing notice for Gold Line Foothill Extension

There is still construction work to complete on the Gold Line Foothill Extension project, but still some welcome news — train testing on portions of the track will soon be beginning.

The notice from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority is below. As for those who live and work in the area — please be safe around the train tracks!

The Foothill Extension will extend the Gold Line 11.5 miles from eastern Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border and include six new stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, downtown Azusa and Azusa/Citrus College. The project is largely funded by the Measure R sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008 and is scheduled to open in the first half of 2016.




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4 replies

  1. I waited 40 years since the last streetcar and rail abandonment terminated in March 31 1963 from Los angeles. Today I live to see and rejoice to see the rebirth Of these trolley trains lightrail vichicals serve and move large amount’s of people during Rush hour A great comeback. Los Angeles should had never got rid of rail in cities Los angeles was not as smart as San fransico . San fransico never had abandoned city rail trains it take’s year’s to rebuild and fully restore and very costly I hope Los angeles has learnd. A great lesson and never shut down good rail the even leank Los angeles to Monrovia san bernadino. Like the pacific electric red car trolleys did. I’m proud the gold line a very good friend I know Mrs Linda manning I told her never give up when it looked like the gold line was not going to get funding for a while when Sacramento belt back rail funding She stood Nobel with faith while California’s rail money rail was falling short Linda I’m proud ove you youre trains will reach montclare to Ontario. Happy lightrail trolley. It party time From Roylee fizer

  2. There is no wire up east of Irwindale yet. How is this going to happen by then?

    • There will be a high rail truck on rail shoveling a test car for the cantanary rail section so they will test on the east section high raiders truck pushing rail car