Here’s the notice from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency which built the project:
Starting this weekend, Los Angeles County Metro (Metro) will be running trains on the Foothill Gold Line during the daytime hours between the Sierra Madre Villa and APU/Citrus College Stations, as they continue to “burn in” the new Kinkisharyo 3010 vehicles.
As you likely know, Metro has been running trains in the late afternoon/evening hours since taking possession of the Foothill Gold Line on September 24. With this change, trains will be running throughout the day and night – Sunday through Thursday.
Metro has also let us know that starting mid to late-January, they will begin Pre-Revenue Operations. Pre-Revenue Operations is the final phase of work before passenger service begins, and during this period trains operate on their future schedule. Metro plans to run Foothill Gold Line trains at 12-minute headways (the time between trains) during the morning and afternoon peak periods; less often during the off-peak periods.
Through all of this, Metro will continue to place their Ambassadors at the different street crossings to educate the community on how to stay safe. They will continue to have Ambassadors along the corridor until several months after passenger service begins on March 5, 2016.
As trains begin to operate at higher frequency through the Foothill Gold Line communities, always remember the following:
• Never walk on the train tracks
• Never go around lowered gates
• Obey all warning signs
• Watch for trains from both directions