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Foothill Gold Line E-News

March 11, 2016


Recap of Historic Opening Day

An estimated 30,000 riders, along with about 100 elected officials from Washington DC, Sacramento and local cities, took part in the historic opening day for the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa this past Saturday, March 5, 2016. It was a day filled with celebrations in each city, as rail passenger service returned to Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa.

Federal, state, county and local elected officials stopped to take a picture after the formal ribbon cutting took place on Saturday.

An estimated 30,000 riders took an inaugural ride on the new line on opening day.

(Photo by Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Photo galleries of the historic opening day can be seen on the Foothill Gold Line Facebook page and Metro's The Source blog.

Below is some of the media coverage from opening day:
30,000 board Gold Line Foothill trains on opening day – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Gold Line Extension opens a whole new world: Phillip A. Washington – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The new Gold Line had a big first weekday at its most eastern station - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Thousands celebrate launch of the Gold Line extension through San Gabriel Valley – Los Angeles Times

Riders react to Gold Line extension’s first weekday commute - The Source

VIDEO: Service Begins on Metro Gold Line Extension – NBC 4

VIDEO: Metro Gold Line Expands Train Service in San Gabriel Valley – KTLA 5

VIDEO: THOUSANDS IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LINE UP FOR NEWLY EXPANDED METRO GOLD LINE – ABC 7 Eyewitness News

(click here to see more stories about the opening)


Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa Station & Parking Guide

NOTE: Due to significant demand of the new extension, Metro has decided to add additional rail cars to the peak-hour weekday trains starting Monday, March 14. The agency will also be deploying parking attendants to help drivers find available parking spots or direct them to other stations where parking is available. For more information, click here.

Since passenger service started, the parking structures in Azusa have been filled to capacity by around 7 AM. Riders should know that other stations with parking have availability. The Irwindale Station is a great alternative for riders coming from the east. The station is located immediately off the I-210 Freeway at Irwindale Avenue and has had availability of parking this week. Below is a guide to help navigate to the Irwindale Station and other Foothill Gold Line stations.

Map of Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa Stations & Parking Structures

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• The APU/Citrus College Station Parking has 200 spaces and is located at 901B N. 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 and parking will be from Promenade, the main east-west street that runs through the Rosedale Master Planned Community.
• The Azusa Downtown Station Parking has 200 spaces and is part of a joint use facility for civic center, bus and Gold Line users. The facility is located at 801 N. Alameda Avenue.
• Irwindale Station Parking has 350 spaces and is located at 6363 N. Irwindale Avenue.
• Duarte/City of Hope Station Parking has 125 spaces and is located at 1789 Business Center Drive.
• Monrovia Station Parking has 350 spaces and is located at 1641 S. Primrose Avenue.
• Arcadia Station Parking has 300 spaces and is located at 89 E. Santa Clara Street.

Directions from APU/Citrus College to Azusa Downtown Station (1 mile)

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1. Head east on East Promenade toward N Citrus Ave
2. Make a U-turn at N Citrus Ave
3. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Palm Dr
4. Turn right onto E 9th St
5. Turn left. Azusa Downtown Station parking will be on the right.

Directions from APU/Citrus College to Irwindale Station (3 miles)

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1. Head northeast on East Promenade toward N Citrus Ave
2. Make a U-turn at N Citrus Ave
3. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Palm Dr
4. Turn right onto E Foothill Blvd
5. Turn left onto N Irwindale Ave.
6. The Irwindale Station parking entrance is located at the first signal past (south of) the I-210 overpass; turn right at Jardin de Roca.

Directions from Azusa Downtown to Irwindale Station (2 miles)

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1. Head north toward E 9th St
2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E 9th St
3. Turn left onto N San Gabriel Ave
4. Turn right onto W Foothill Blvd
5. Turn left onto N Irwindale Ave.
6. The Irwindale Station parking entrance is located at the first signal past (south of) the I-210 overpass; turn right at Jardin de Roca.


Bus Connections & Bike Racks/Lockers at New Stations

The following information is provided by Metro. For further assistance on getting to and from the stations by bus, please contact Metro Customer Service (www.metro.net) at 323-466-3876 (323-Go Metro) or Foothill Transit Customer Service (www.foothilltransit.org) at 800-743-3463 (800-RIDE-INFO).

Arcadia Station
Bus Connections: Metro Local 79, Metro Express 487, Foothill Transit 187
Bike Racks/Lockers: 20 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers

Monrovia Station
Bus Connections: Metro Local 264, Metro Local 270, Foothill Transit 494
Bike Racks/Lockers: 20 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers

Duarte/City of Hope Station
Bus Connections: Metro Local 264, Foothill Transit 272
Bike Racks/Lockers: 20 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers

Irwindale Station
Bus Connections: Foothill Transit 185, 187, 494, 496
Bike Racks/Lockers: 11 Bike racks, 24 bike lockers

Azusa Downtown Station
Bus Connections: Foothill Transit 185, 187, 280, 494, 496
Bike Racks/Lockers: 20 bike racks, 24 bike lockers

APU/Citrus College Station
Bus Connections: Foothill Transit 187, 281, 284, 488, 494
Bike Racks/Lockers: 20 bike racks, 24 bike lockers

The cities of Arcadia, Monrovia and Duarte will also be providing local transit connections to the stations. For more information, click here.


Take an Audio Tour of the Gold Line Art

As you take a ride on the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa, take this audio tour of the art along for the ride! Visit art-tour.foothillgoldline.org.

The art tour provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes collaborative process and creative practice of the artists of the Foothill Gold Line project from Pasadena to Azusa and showcases their vibrant, relevant, and beautiful artwork.

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