TRANSIT: L.A. Metro to make major improvements to Metro Gold Line

Improvements will cut down passenger wait time and increase capacity on trains

June 27, 2016
L.A. Metro to make major improvements to Metro Gold Line
L.A. Metro to make major improvements to Metro Gold Line

Service improvements are on the way for commuters on the L.A. Metro Gold Line starting today as Metro makes key schedule changes as a result of requests from the riding public.

All Gold Line trains will now run to the APU/Citrus College station every seven minutes in the morning and afternoon peak hours on weekdays. Trains previously ran every six minutes during peak hours between East Los Angeles and Pasadena and every 12 minutes between Pasadena and Azusa.

The service change will mean that riders bound for the new extension stations no longer have to spend extra time waiting at Union Station for an Azusa-bound train, nor will they have to switch trains at Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena.

Overall, service improvements will simplify the Gold Line schedule, reduce customer confusion, eliminate inconvenient transfers and even out passenger loads to help relieve crowding.

Metro has taken additional efforts to increase capacity on the Gold Line since the extension to Azusa opened.  Metro has added three-car trains to the service during morning and afternoon peak hours.  As more rail cars are delivered, longer trains will be run.

The Gold Line is now L.A. Metro’s longest rail line, logging 50,000 boardings on an average weekday.

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