Gold Line

The Gold Line is the newest of the Southland's three light rail lines.  It runs a generally U-shaped route, beginning at Sierra Madre Villa near Pasadena's eastern city limit.  It makes several stops in that city and then goes through South Pasadena, Highland Park and northeast Los Angeles before reaching Chinatown and then Union Station in downtown L.A.  The original line, which opened in 2003, ended here.  In late 2009 six miles were added to the Gold Line, taking it south and east from Union Station to a new terminal in East Los Angeles at Pomona and Atlantic.  This brings the total length of the route to just under 20 miles.

This scene is at Union Station, with the train awaiting passengers for the beginning of a new journey.  L.A.'s old and famous City Hall pokes above the edge of the expansive front window of the second car, vehicle number 232.

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Pasadena Construction Del Mar All Signals Red
Hillsides Near Ave. 55 Slow Running
To East L.A. Metrolink Activity Crew Change
Along Marmion Way Foothill Fwy. From Chinatown
Leaving Union Station Lincoln/Cypress Pasadena Terminal
Old Viaduct Leaving Del Mar Los Angeles River
Santa Fe Station Street Ends Cultivation
 Freeway Crossing No Horns No Bells Statue in Bronze
Stop Here on Red Former Times Rising to Chinatown
Fillmore Growing in Chinatown Inbound View at Mission
Outbound Near Mission Skyline from Chinatown South Pasadena Scene
Inbound in South Pasadena Distant Rows of Palms Approaching Chinatown
Metro Map at Del Mar From the Old Overpass Through the Building
Pasadena Station Redone Del Mar, Inbound Train Platform 1
Red Signals Beyond Colors on the Platform Inside, Along the Freeway
Zero Mile Marker Travel Smart Crossing in Highland Park
Gray Day, Oaklawn Bridge Older and Newer Models Memorial Park, Pasadena
One Signal Green Yard View Artwork at Memorial Park
Near Southwest Museum From Columbia St. In Bloom
New Rail Cars Highland Park MetroRail Above
Buena Vista Bridge Map at Del Mar, 2008 Del Mar, Sullen Light
Pedestrian Warnings Tall Palm, Mountains Ave. 53
Historic Oaklawn Bridge Weeds and Growth Elevated Station
Lincoln/Cypress Park Northeast of Chinatown Emerging
Welcome to Pasadena Southwest Museum Public Utilities
Fringes of Downtown From Oaklawn Bridge, 2008 Gates Still Down
Double Grade Crossing Mission & Meridian Allen
Parkland Future Gold Beautification Below
Homes High Above From Oaklawn Bridge, 2009 Lake Below
Sculpture and Train Wider View at E. Glenarm Fillmore Art
Colors on the Platform Metro Map, 2009 At Memorial Park
Tower by Del Mar Movement from the Yard Replica of an Old Bell
From a Park Path Terminal at Atlantic Under the Freeway
Little Tokyo/Arts District First St. Bridge View from Alameda St.
Descent by Historic Park Narrow Roadway New Use
Mission Platform Sill the Future