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

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00