Once completed, the Metro Gold Line will connect communities from Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire.
The first phase (Los Angeles to Pasadena) of the Gold Line, completed in 2003, began the connections with 13 stations in the cities of Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena. From Chinatown to Highland Park to Old Town Pasadena, Phase 1 of the line provides a great opportunity to experience interesting and unique communities in the region, and to view unique public art that represents the area’s history and culture. In fact, some of the region’s most treasured destinations are connected by the line - Olvera Street, Dodger Stadium, Caltech, the Rose Bowl, among others.*
The Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair will continue that experience 24 more miles east from the terminus of the first phase, and include stations in 11 new cities from Arcadia to Montclair. As with the first phase, each new station environment will be unique, representing the different communities and histories of the cities it traverses. Destinations in the Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair Foothill Extensions will add to the connections made by the line, including stations within close proximity to the City of Hope, Santa Anita Racetrack, nearly a dozen institutions of higher education, the Irwindale Speedway, and more.
The Ontario Airport Extension (Montclair to Ontario) is still early in the planning process. Stations in cities other than Ontario (such as Upland and Rancho Cucamonga) have been discussed and may become part of this last segment of the line. As planning for the Ontario Airport Extension continues, station locations will be identified and new information will be added to this site.
Click on the menu of cities above to learn more about the cities the current and future Gold Line traverses, and the station environments unique to each station. Don’t forget to look at the Gold Line Bridge (an integral part of the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa), which was completed on-time and on-budget on December 15, 2012 and was designed by world-renowned artist Andrew Leicester to be a “Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.”
* Metro completed construction and opened the first segment of the Gold Line’s Eastside Extension in November 2009. This new extension connects Los Angeles to Pasadena Gold Line to eight stations between Little Tokyo and East Los Angeles.