Monday, October 26, 2009

LACMTA: Gold Line extension debuts Nov. 15

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Monday its six-mile Gold Line extension would open to passengers November 15, a Sunday, following five years of construction. LACMTA will offer free rides on opening day.

The $890 million extension includes eight stations, with two midpoint stops, Soto Station and Mariachi Plaza Station, underground. The extension also routes the Gold Line through Los Angeles Union Station, a current terminus of the route, where connections to other heavy rail and light rail services can be made. Estimated travel time between Union Station and Atlantic Station, the new terminus, is 17 minutes.