Sneak Peek of LA's Gold Line Extension

On their official blog, Metro gives a preview of the new rail extension which will extend the line to East L.A. Steve Hymon and Fred Dennstedt share their notes.

Steve found that the Gold Line trip wasn't as fast as was promised.

"It took 20 minutes for the train to travel the six miles from Union Station to the end of the line in East L.A. and then 24 minutes for the return trip. Initially Metro said the line would do the trip in 17 minutes, but it looks like for now it won't be quite that fast. The operator I spoke with said the trip is typically taking in the ballpark of 20 minutes."

Fred liked the view out the window.

"Inside the rail cars you get to bask in L.A.'s ample sunlight, view the passing neighborhoods and scenery through the large windows, and because of this you get a better sense of where you are."

Full Story: Eastside Gold Line impressions


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