Foothill Gold Line Extension News
April 2, 2014 • 503 views
Construction on the Pasadena to Azusa segment of the Foothill Gold Line continues to be at the most active pace of the project, with many visible activities taking place throughout the alignment.
Three of the six stations now have their canopy structures: Arcadia, Monrovia and Duarte. Soon, these stations will be transformed, as they quickly go from skeletal to completed. As you can see from the photos below, some of the stations will have one center platform, while others will have two side platforms. Each will have unique colors and materials, as well as custom artwork currently being designed and fabricated throughout the region and the country.
All of the six future stations will have parking, and work is underway on four of the parking structures: Arcadia, Monrovia, Irwindale, and APU/Citrus College station. Foundations for the Overhead Catenary System are more than halfway installed, and the first few traction power substations (which will deliver power to the overhead wires that provide electricity to the light rail trains) have been installed in Duarte and Azusa. Miles of retaining and sound walls are now built; and track, ballast, rail and ties are being installed in many sections of the 11.5-mile corridor.