Video, Photo & Media Recap: Completion of Major Work on New Light Rail Track System from Glendora to Pomona

Photo: Foothill Gold Line board members with elected regional leaders and KPJV track crew members after rail clip was installed on Saturday.

This past Saturday, the Construction Authority held a Track Completion Ceremony to celebrate the completion of major work for the new light rail track system for the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona. The celebration took place at the D Street railroad crossing in La Verne, just steps away from the University of La Verne, the County Fairplex and the future La Verne station. The event culminated in the installation of the 230,630th rail clip (rail clips permanently attach the steel rail to the concrete railroad ties), officially completing major construction for the new light rail tracks, and permanently connecting the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona via this new light rail line. An engraved, commemorative boulder to be permanently embedded in the sidewalk was also unveiled during the ceremony, recognizing the importance of the day to these corridor cities.

The project is now 72% complete overall and remains on schedule to reach substantial completion in early-January 2025, when it will be turned over to Metro for training and pre-revenue service. Metro determines when passenger service starts.

Photo: About 400 community members, project stakeholders and elected officials during the Track Completion Ceremony.

Saturday’s historic event was attended by about 400 community members, elected officials at all levels of government, the Foothill Gold Line Board of Directors, members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors, transportation officials – including Foothill Gold Line CEO Habib F. Balian and Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins – and San Gabriel Valley stakeholders.

Below is a video recap and photo gallery of the ceremony, as well as media coverage.

Video Recap

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Photo Gallery

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Media Coverage of Track Completion Ceremony

Below are links to TV, print and blog media coverage of the historic milestone achievement:

TV Segment: KCAL 9

TV Segment: CBS 2

TV Segment: ABC 7

TV Segment: NBC 4

TV Segment: Telemundo

San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Light-rail track from Glendora to Pomona completed, as project moves closer to opening

Progressive Railroading: Foothill Gold Line authority wraps up light-rail track construction–69542

Mass Transit Magazine: Foothill Gold Line celebrates completion of major trackwork for Glendora to Pomona light-rail project

Urbanize LA: Track work completed for Foothill Gold Line extension to Pomona

Streetsblog LA: Regional Connector Opens and Track Construction Finishes on the Gold Line

Pasadena Now: Foothill Gold Line Commemorates Completion of Major Rail Work in Historic Ceremony

Metro Magazine: Foothill Gold Line Celebrates Completion of Work for New Light Rail Track System

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