94 days 19 hours to Passenger Service
Get ready Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte,
Irwindale & Azusa, service starts 3/5/16!

Frequently Asked Questions

Foothill Gold Line – Pasadena to Azusa

When will the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa open for service?

The Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa (Pasadena to Azusa) was completed on time and on budget on September 23, 2015. At that time, the 11.5-mile, six-station extension was turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service. Pre-revenue service is an important phase when Metro continues to commission new vehicles, train their operators and local first responders and educate the community on staying safe near the train.  Metro has stated they anticipate opening the Pasadena to Azusa segment stations for passenger service in Spring 2016.

Will all six stations be opened at one time?

Metro’s preference is to open all stations simultaneously, not city-by-city; however, Metro will ultimately make all decisions about when and how to open the line.

How much does it cost to ride the Gold Line? Where can I find out about future schedules?

To learn more about riding the Gold Line (i.e., current train schedules, fares, parking availability and charges, or for special needs assistance), contact Metro directly at 1(323) Go-Metro (1.323.466.3876) or at metro.net.

Is parking available at all of the new stations?

Yes, all six stations on the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa have parking facilities. Arcadia, Monrovia, Irwindale and the two stations in Azusa  have parking structures; Duarte/City of Hope station has a surface parking lot. For more information on and to view a site plan for each of the parking facilities, click the ‘site plan’ link on each city page on the website.

Will Metro charge for parking at the new Gold Line Stations?

Metro does not currently charge for parking at most light rail stations; however, that policy is subject to change by the Metro board of directors. To learn more about riding the Gold Line (i.e., current train schedules, fares, parking availability and charges, or for special needs assistance), contact Metro directly at 1(323) Go-Metro (1.323.466.3876) or at metro.net.

Where are the stations located?

All cities on the Pasadena to Azusa segment will have stations. From west to east

  • Arcadia Station is located at First Street and Santa Clara Avenue
  • Monrovia Station is located just west of Myrtle Avenue and north of Duarte Road
  • Duarte/City of Hope Station is located on Duarte Road, west of Highland Avenue
  • Irwindale Station is located just east of the Irwindale Avenue I-210 Freeway overpass
  • The Azusa Downtown Station is located on the east side of Azusa Avenue, north of Foothill Boulevard.
  • The APU/Citrus College Station is located north of the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. In the near future, Citrus Ave will be completed north of Foothill Blvd and connect to the station. In the meantime, access to the station will be from Promenade, the main east-west street that runs through the Rosedale Master Planned Community.

How can I speak to someone if I have questions about the project?

Is the Construction Authority a department of Metro?

No. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) is a separate public agency created by California State legislation to plan, design and construct the Metro Gold Line from Los Angeles east to Montclair.

The Construction Authority has a strategic partnership with Metro. We plan, design and build the Foothill Gold Line using Metro’s design guidelines and specifications and Metro operates and maintains the line following construction. Metro is actively involved in the project as we build the line as well. Learn more about the Construction Authority by clicking here.

Who do I talk to about contracting and job opportunities with the Construction Authority?

Job openings will be posted on the http://www.foothillgoldline.org website under the Contact Us tab.  Resumes can be sent to employment@foothillgoldline.org.

To register to receive information on upcoming contracting opportunities with the Construction Authority, register here.

Who do I contact if I have a claim to report?

For submit a claim for possible damages from construction activities, please contact:

Jeff Rowland
Community Relations Manager
Foothill Transit Constructors
1300 W. Optical Drive, Suite 500
Azusa, CA  91702
Office: (626) 610-0300
Email: Jeff.Rowland@Kiewit.com

How can I stay updated on the Foothill Gold Line project?

Receiving progress reports and construction alerts on the Foothill Gold Line is easy. Register online here to begin receiving our project e-newsletter to your email.