Video: riders amped for Gold Line extension to Azusa

The Gold Line 11.5-mile extension to Azusa opens on March 5. Above is a new video from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency that built the line.

Streetsblog LA also has a new podcast featuring Albert Ho, who works for the Construction Authority and who started the IWillRide blog and Twitter feed.

The Gold Line Foothill Extension includes six new stations: downtown Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale, Azusa Downtown and APU/Citrus College, which is just west of the border between Azusa and Glendora.

The project — which includes a rail car maintenance facility in Monrovia — was funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.


4 replies

  1. you guys should really consider half-frequency service past pasadena. Because if frequency is the same throughout, either people going between northeast LA and downtown will have to wait too long, or maintennence costs will bethrough the roof for all the empty trains running to/from azusa,

  2. I live in Monrovia and work in Downtown L.A. For the last five years I drove to the Gold Line station at Sierra Madre Villa and took the train to Downtown L.A. The station in Monrovia is only 2-3 blocks from where I live, so I am very excited about the new extension. When will the timetable be updated to let us know when the trains arrive/leave the new stations?

    • Hi Deborah —

      As soon as I get a final version of the new timetables, I’ll post it — probably mid- to late February.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. I am wondering whether by any chance Metro is considering moving the Line 79 terminus in Arcadia from its current dead quiet location, to “Arcadia Station”, which would be good for both the operators and passengers.