Foothill Gold Line - Glendora to Montclair

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After years of planning, the construction of Metro's Foothill Gold Line extension from Glendora to Montclair is now under way. This project extends Metro's light rail service 12.3 miles with station stops in  Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The project broke ground in December 2017 and is expected to be completed in early 2026.  

History of the Gold Line

The first segment of the current Gold Line light rail line was completed in 2003 and originally spanned a short distance from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. In 2009 the first phase of the Gold Line Eastside Extension was opened extending the line from Union Station to Atlantic Boulevard near Monterey Park and, in 201,6 the second phase of the Foothill Extension was opened, bringing the line to the Azusa/Glendora border with the APU/Citrus College station ending the line.

With the passage of Measure M in 2016, Glendora will be opening its very own station.  Measure M is anticipated to provide the majority of the funding necessary to complete the Los Angeles County portion of the next phase, with substantial completion of the project expected in early 2026.

Keeping you informed

During the planning phase for the Foothill Gold Line Phase 2B Extension Project, the City of Glendora hosted community meetings to discuss the technical impacts that will most affect residents and property owners within 500 feet of the rail corridor. Visit this page for information on events and activities related to the project.

Street Closure Decision

At a public hearing held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Glendora City Council voted in support of closing Glenwood Avenue as part of the Foothill Gold Line Extension project, to enhance safety along the rail corridor. The vote came in response to a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) request that the City close either Elwood Avenue or Glenwood Avenue due to safety concerns regarding the close distance between at-grade crossings at these streets.

The Council was presented with four options:

  • Close Elwood Avenue
  • Close Glenwood Avenue
  • Keep both streets open
  • Appeal the CPUC closure request

The Council voted in support of closing Glenwood Avenue based on CPUC's rail safety guidelines, data received from traffic studies, public input received at the public hearing and during an October 17, 2017 community meeting attended by residents that live within a 500-foot-radius of each of the two railroad track crossings at Elwood Avenue and Glenwood Avenue. Closing Glenwood Avenue will eliminate noise concerns generated by safety devices needed to allow an at-grade crossing, and reduce impacts on Elwood Avenue residents and businesses. Additionally, a traffic signal will be installed at Elwood Avenue and Foothill Blvd., which will enhance safety and traffic management during peak travel times. The closure of Glenwood Avenue will likely occur sometime in 2023.

Read the full staff report and supporting documents regarding the CPUC's policies here.

Looking for additional information about the Gold Line Extension? Click on any of the video links below. More information is also available on the Foothill Gold Line website. 

June 19th Workshop 

Citrus to Pasadena Ave.

June 21st Workshop

Pasadena to Gladstone Ave.

Building the Gold Line - Glendora to Montclair