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Azusa to Montclair

Glendora San Dimas La Verne Pomona Claremont Montclair

The Foothill Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair will extend the Metro Gold Line 12.3 miles and add six (6) stations in the cities of  Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. As with Pasadena to Azusa, the extension from Azusa to Montclair is planned to be built along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) right-of-way, which was purchased by Metro in the early 1990s for the project.

Once completed, a trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes.

Planning for the Azusa to Montclair Extension began in 2003, and significant work has been completed for the segment. The Final EIR was certified by the Construction Authority Board of Directors in March 2013, and a locally preferred alternative was selected. In December 2014, Addendum No. 2 to the Final EIR was approved, allowing for phased construction of the project if deemed necessary.

Starting in 2014, the project began advanced conceptual engineering. This two-year process will advance design for the project to a point where it will be ready for a design-build procurement.

Completion of the Azusa to Montclair segment of the Foothill Gold Line will cost approximately $1 billion. No funding has been secured for this segment of the extension. Once funding is secured, final design and construction will take approximately five years to complete.

Planning for the Azusa to Montclair Extension began in 2003, and significant work has been completed for the segment. The Final EIR was certified by the Construction Authority Board of Directors in March 2013, and a locally preferred alternative was selected. In December 2014, Addendum No. 2 to the Final EIR was approved, allowing for phased construction of the project if deemed necessary.

Starting in 2014, the project began advanced conceptual engineering. This two-year process will advance design for the project to a point where it will be ready for a design-build procurement.

Questions about the future extension from Azusa to Montclair and/or the environmental review process should be directed to:

Lisa Levy Buch
Director of Public Affairs
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
(626) 305-7004
llevybuch@foothillgoldline.org

Please click here to view current and upcoming Community Meetings and Events.
 
The Foothill Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair is currently undergoing advanced design. Learn the latest about the planned 12.5-mile, six-station extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system at one of the following community open houses:

La Verne Station
Thursday, April 16
6 - 8 PM
La Verne Community Center
3660 D Street, La Verne

Montclair Station
Tuesday, April 21
6 - 8 PM
Montclair Senior Center
5111 Benito Street, Montclair

Glendora Station
Thursday, April 23
6 - 8 PM
Glendora Public Library - Bidwell Forum
140 S. Glendora Avenue, Glendora

Claremont Station
Wednesday, April 29
6 - 8 PM
Alexander Hughes Community Center - Padua Room
1700 Danbury Road, Claremont

San Dimas Station
Thursday, April 30
6 - 8 PM
San Dimas Senior Center/Community Center
201 E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas

Pomona Station
Thursday, May 7
6 - 8 PM
Palomares Park Community Center
499 E. Arrow Highway, Pomona

Attend any of the meetings to learn about all six stations; however, to meet the station artist for a specific station you must attend that station city meeting (attend the San Dimas meeting to meet the San Dimas artist, for instance).  All meetings are open for two hours (6-8 PM), so come any time and stay as long or short as you would like. No formal presentation will be provided at any meeting; talk one-on-one with project staff and the artist.

Take a Tour of the Metro Gold Line:

The Construction Authority is hosting tours of the Metro Gold Line light rail line between Pasadena and Los Angeles.  Tours provide an opportunity to experience how light rail interacts within communities, the design of stations and street crossings and the various train sounds.  Contact Sylvia Beltran at sbeltran@foothillgoldline.org or (626) 305-7012 if interested in a tour.