Gold Line station dedication Aug 22

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Although passenger train service will not be available in Arcadia until at least spring of 2016 or possibly much later for a full schedule of service, the train station for the Foothill Gold Line extension on Santa Clara Street at First Avenue will be dedicated this year, on Saturday, August 22. Construction of the entire 11.5 mile route of the electric light rail line from eastern Pasadena to Azusa is 95% complete and testing of the … [Read more...]

Gold Line Operations Campus unveiled

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The quarter-billion dollar 24-acre Gold Line Operations Campus in Monrovia was unveiled this morning that showcased the first-ever Gold Level LEED-certified project of this type, featuring state-of-the-art environmental-friendly elements. Among them, a whopping 714 frame-less solar panels configured on canopies that could power dozens of homes. The $265 million campus (only 20 acres are being used in order to allow neighbor 3M Unitek to keep … [Read more...]

Friday detours at mall, track

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Extra holiday traffic around Westfield Santa Anita mall coinciding with the opening day of horse racing at neighboring Santa Anita Park will spark some road closures this Friday, Dec. 26. The Arcadia Police Department issued the following alert: The mall can be accessed off Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive. Shoppers may see gate closures inside Gate 8 (north of JC Penney) and best times for arriving or departing the mall would be earlier … [Read more...]

Gold Line passes track test; March 2016?

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Testing of the recently completed tracks of the Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line from Pasadena to Azusa have been completed with success this week, with trains tested at speeds of up to 55 mph and adjustments made so that they clear all station platforms along the route, including Arcadia. (videos below... courtesy of Gold Line - photos at right courtesy of San Gabriel Valley Tribune) All stations and grade-level road crossing along … [Read more...]

Gold Line final rail laid

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The final rail of the 11.5 mile foothill extension of the Gold Line was installed in a dignitary-filled ceremony in Azusa Oct. 18. Unanimous praise was paid to the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority for completing the rail line ahead of schedule and under budget. This leaves a couple of additional steps before the line is operational. Additional completion ceremonies are expected in 2015 as train stations are completed and … [Read more...]

Final day Huntington detours

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Today (Monday, Aug. 11) is the fourth and final day of the complete shut down of the intersection at Huntington Drive and First Avenue, if all goes under to schedule. The intersection is scheduled to be re-opened early Tuesday morning before rush hour. Crews have been working long hours all weekend to get the major components of the second train bridge installed on the south side of the existing bridge. The mammoth metal bridge side was … [Read more...]

4-day Huntington Drive detour

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Regarding the four-day shut down of Huntington Drive at Second Avenue this weekend, followed by six-weeks of off-and-on closures of Second Avenue, the Gold Line has issued the following public notices...     … [Read more...]

Huntington Drive 4-day shut-down

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Update with detour map, Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.: Huntington Drive is scheduled to be completely closed off to all traffic at Second Avenue for four days starting this Friday, Aug. 8. And Second Avenue will be closed off entirely overnight Sundays-Thursdays for an additional six weeks thereafter. The announcement of the exact timing of the major shutdown was dependent on the arrival of a large steel bridge girder being transported to Arcadia from the … [Read more...]