The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension extends the existing Gold Line east into the San Gabriel Valley from Pasadena. The 11.5-mile Gold Line includes six new stations through the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa and Citrus College. Foothill Extension Authority completed construction between Pasadena and Azusa in September 2015. 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.
In addition, the opening ceremony begins this Saturday, March 5th at 10 a.m and takes place at the Metro Gold Line Duarte/ City of Hope Station, 1777 E Duarte Rd, Duarte. CA 91010. The stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Irwindale and Azusa Downtown will have celebrations with live music and food trucks. The Metro’s website announced it will provide free rides to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m that Saturday and full service which begins Sunday, March 6.
Moreover, funding is currently being obtained for the second phase of the project to extend the Gold Line even further for 12 miles east from Azusa to Montclair. Phase 2 will include new stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.
For more information about the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension and opening ceremony, visit http://moregold.metro.net/.