The Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa (Pasadena to Azusa) broke ground on June 26, 2010 and was completed on time and on budget on September 23, 2015. The 11.5-mile, six-station extension was then turned over to Metro. Passenger service began on March 5, 2016.
The extension adds six new stations in the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa. The city of Azusa has two stations – one at Alameda Avenue, in downtown; and one at Citrus Avenue, near Citrus College and Azusa Pacific University (the Pasadena to Azusa terminus). To allow connection between the existing Sierra Madre Villa Station in East Pasadena and the future Arcadia Station, a new 584-linear-foot bridge was constructed over the eastbound lanes of the I-210 Freeway. The Gold Line Bridge replaces the one removed after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
The Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa was built along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) right-of-way, purchased by Metro for the project in the early 1990s. This extension was fully funded by LA County’s Measure R.
To learn more about riding the Metro Gold Line – Currently referred to as the Metro L 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.
To review current and past environmental studies for this project phase, click here.
To review other previous studies: 1) Station/Bus Interface Study, and 2) Transit Oriented Development Study.
The Gold Line light rail system – currently referred to as the Metro L Line – is operated by Los Angeles County Metro. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority oversees the planning, design and construction of the line. Once completed, the project is turned over to Metro to begin passenger service. To view the latest train schedule on Metro’s website, click here.
Questions about Gold Line/L Line service (including train schedules, fares, parking, discounts, etc) should be directed to Metro Customer Service, who can be reached at 1-323-466-3876 (1-323-Go Metro) or firstname.lastname@example.org.