Foothill Gold Line celebrates completion of major trackwork for Glendora to Pomona light-rail project
Posted on 28th June 2023 at 16:22
The Foothill Gold Line 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.
An engraved, commemorative boulder embedded in the sidewalk was also unveiled during the ceremony, recognizing the importance of the day to the corridor cities.
“It is an historic and symbolic day for the Foothill Gold Line project and our corridor cities,” said Foothill Gold Line Board Chairman and Claremont Mayor Ed Reece. “The completion of the light-rail tracks doesn’t just mark a physical connection between Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona, but it also marks the imminent arrival of a better and brighter transportation future for these foothill communities, the San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles.”
Since major construction on the project began in July 2020, work has been underway or completed on the new light-rail system; 19 new or renovated bridges, including four bridges spanning major streets and intersections, 21 at-grade railroad crossings, four new stations, including public artwork for the stations, freight track relocation, project walls and more. Nearly all major construction activities will be completed this year, with testing of the new light-rail system expected to begin by the end of the year. The project is now 72 percent complete overall and remains on schedule to be completed in early-January 2025, when it will be turned over to L.A. Metro for training and pre-revenue service.
The Foothold Gold Line Construction Authority held a track completion ceremony to celebrate the completion of major work for the new light-rail system
Construction of the light-rail track system was a unique and complicated undertaking due to the existing, active freight track that initially sat in the middle of the now-shared rail corridor. Specialized track crews had to first relocate the freight track to the northern or southern half of the corridor, while still allowing limited freight service – to make room for the new light-rail system.
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