Foothill Gold Line - Glendora to Montclair

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  Foothill Gold Line

The Gold Line is Coming to Glendora! 

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair is a 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system that currently runs between Los Angeles and Azusa along the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The project will add new Gold Line stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The project broke ground in December 2017. Relocation of utilities and other pre-construction activities will take place over the next couple of years. Major construction will start in 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2026. The portion of the project within Los Angeles County (Glendora to Claremont) is being funded primarily by Metro's Measure M half-cent sales tax that voter's approved in 2016. San Bernardino County is funding the portion of the program from Claremont to Montclair.

Construction - What to Expect

The first few years of the project will see construction in several locations along the corridor and minor community impacts. Once major construction begins in 2020, the community can expect temporary construction impacts, including extended street closures at street crossings, short-term land closures, noise -- mostly from construction vehicles during limited construction hours -- and other construction-related impacts. Community notifications will be provided ahead of construction impacts starting.

Permanent changes that will occur with the project include:

  • A new station and parking facility
  • Safety enhancements at all street crossings (raised medians, red curbing, and turn restrictions with 100 feet of the rail corridor at all street crossings
  • New fencing and walls to secure the rail corridor and provide noise protection where required
  • Relocation of freight/Metrolink tracks closer to edge of corridor to make room for the two light rail tracks
  • New overhead lines to power the Gold Line system
  • Addition of more than 200 train trips in the corridor per day

Changes taking place in Glendora

In Glendora, new light rail bridges (Gold Line only) will be built over the Foothill Blvd/Grand Ave intersection at Lone Hill Ave and at Route 66 (the existing Route 66 freight bridge will also be relocated and rebuilt as part of the project). A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Elwood Ave and Foothill Blvd. West Ada and Glenwood avenues will be permanently closed at the railroad corridor, as required by the California Public Utilities Commission to improve safety along the corridor, and made into cul-de-sacs.

Glendora Gold Line station display

A model of Glendora's future Gold Line station is on display at the City of Glendora Transportation Center Office at 141 E. Dalton Avenue, Glendora, CA 91741. Stop by Mon - Fri, 8AM - 5PM or Sat-Sun, 9AM - 2PM.

Keeping you informed

Following are key milestones related to the Foothill Gold Line Extension in Glendora

April 20, 2018
Glendora Gold Line Station Model displayed at the City's Earth Day event.

February 13, 2018
Glendora City Council votes in support of California Public Utilities Commission recommendation to close Glenwood Avenue as part of the Foothill Gold Line Extension project, to enhance safety along the rail corridor. Read the full staff report and supporting documents regarding the CPUC's policies here.

October 17, 2017
The City of Glendora and the Foothill Gold Line Extension Construction Authority held a Community Meeting with residents and businesses located within a 500-ft radius of Glenwood and Elwood avenues  to discuss proposed permanent closure to improve at-grade crossing safety per recommendations of the California Public Utilities Commission.

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