After years of construction, testing, and lawsuits, the Gold Line Foothill Extension is finally set to open. Adding to the excitement, Metro is offering free rides today from noon to midnight. Passengers in East LA can board at the Atlantic Station and ride at no cost all the way to the end of line at Azusa Pacific University. Meanwhile, the good citizens of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa can finally TAP into the growing rail network that promises to bring some much needed relief to traffic congestion throughout LA County (assuming people actually ride it).
Metro will also be hosting opening day celebrations at each of the new stations, promising food, music, and activities.
For further excitement, check out this photo essay from The Source showing a glimpse of the new communities being added today to the Metro fold.
- Metro News Release
- Photo essay: the cities of the Gold Line Foothill Extension [The Source]
- Metro Gold Line Extension Tests San Gabriel Valley's Support for Transit [LA Times]
- Take a Ride on the New Gold Line Extension Opening March 5 [Curbed LA]
- Los Angeles's Next Rail Line Opens on March 5, 2016 [Curbed LA]