Gold Line Foothill Extension Preview Ride from Pasadena to Azusa
Today, Metro hosted its first press preview for journalists to ride the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. The 12-mile project includes 6 new stations. It will open on March 5th.
Overall the ride was smooth. The train departed Pasadena’s Sierra Madre Station, stopped very briefly at the intermediate five stations, but did not open doors until it arrived just 20 minutes later at the Azusa Pacific University/Citrus College Station at the eastern edge of Azusa.
After the jump, find a photo and video tour of the Foothill Extension.
Gold Line train arriving at Monrovia Station
Gold Line train ride through Azusa
Gold Line train returning westbound through San Gabriel Valley
The grand opening for the new Foothill Extension will take place on March 5. The passenger service timetable [PDF] (link updated 2/18) has been posted online. For a tour of the then-under-construction Gold Line Extension, see the 2014 SBLA series of articles on the rail line, transit-adjacent development, bridges, and maintenance yards.