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 line was completed in 2003 and 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 second phase (Pasadena to Azusa) was completed in 2015 and opened for service in March 2016, extending the line nearly 12 miles and adding six new stations to the system. As with the first phase, each new station environment is unique, representing the different communities and histories of the cities it traverses - Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa. Destinations in the Pasadena to Azusa segment include the City of Hope, Santa Anita Racetrack, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Citrus College, Azusa Pacific University, Old Town Monrovia, and more.
Once completed, the third phase (Glendora to Montclair) will expand the opportunities for connections deeper into the San Gabriel Valley and into the Inland Empire. Nearly two dozen colleges and universities are located within a short walk, bike or bus ride from one of the future stations – Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona Claremont and Montclair; as is the Los Angeles County Fairplex, Raging Waters, several regional parks and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, historic downtowns, museums and much, much more. The phase will terminate at the Montclair TransCenter, which has more than a dozen rail and bus connections to communities and points of interest in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
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 Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa), which 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.