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Eyes on the Street: Little Tokyo Gold Line Test Train on New Tracks

5:41 PM PST on March 9, 2016

Little Tokyo test train this afternoon. Photo by Roger Rudick/Streetsblog L.A.
Little Tokyo test train this afternoon. Photo by Roger Rudick/Streetsblog L.A.
Little Tokyo test train this afternoon. Photo by Roger Rudick/Streetsblog L.A.

Metro is getting close to re-opening the temporarily detoured Gold Line through Little Tokyo. To facilitate Regional Connector subway construction, Metro removed and relocated a stretch of Gold Line tracks between the Little Tokyo and Pico Aliso Stations. This afternoon, Streetsblog S.F. editor Roger Rudick spotted rail cars traversing the rebuilt tracks. According to Rudick, the train was towed by a truck, so it was probably testing clearances.

At last month's board meeting, Metro CEO Phil Washington announced that the under construction stretch would re-open March 21. Metro's The Source reports that full testing of the new track section is expected next week.

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