This past Sunday, the Construction Authority completed the third and final day of testing for the newly installed underground communication system for the freight line that runs through the Glendora to Montclair corridor. The new communication system was necessary to eliminate the use of the overhead pole line system through much of the corridor. The poles, which are located within the shared corridor, are now obsolete and will be removed during the main Alignment design-build contract to allow room for the future Gold Line light rail system.
The Construction Authority appreciates the patience of the residents and businesses that were impacted by the train testing.
NOTE: Metrolink and the Gold Line are two separate systems that use different types of trains. The Metrolink trains in these pictures are diesel-powered trains that run on the same tracks as freight and were used to test the freight communication system. The Gold Line will have its own separate tracks and utilize electric-powered light rail trains for passenger service.