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February 26, 2016 12:00 AM

Metro's Gold Line opens March 5

Metro’s Gold Line Foothill Extension opens March 5, with six new stations serving five cities and dozens of destinations in the San Gabriel Valley. The $1 billion, 11.5-mile rail line will travel between East Pasadena and Azusa and points in between, providing a relaxing and money-saving alternative to driving the busy 210. Rediscover Gold on the new extension and Go Metro to explore.

 Join Metro from noon until 4pm as they celebrate the opening of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. Enjoy special activities and family fun at Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale and Azusa Downtown Stations.

Opening Ceremony

Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 10am
Metro Gold Line Duarte/City of Hope Station
1777 E Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010

Free Rides

Free rides to the public start at 11am on the entire Metro Gold Line and end at midnight.

Station Parties

Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 11am-4pm
> Live Music
> Local businesses and food trucks on site

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Pasadena Transit, is offering Try Transit free rides to all Caltech staff, students, and Faculty on any of the Pasadena Transit buses during the month of March. With the opening of the Foothill Gold Line Extension on March 5th, Pasadena Transit looks forward to connecting even more passengers to destinations within Pasadena, including Caltech. 

 If you already have a TAP card, all you need to do is visit the Caltech Bookstore after February 26, 2016 to load a Try Transit pass onto the card. If you don’t have a TAP card yet, contact Kristina Valenzuela at or at 626-395-4729 to get a TAP card with your free pass loaded onto it after February 26, 2016. Once you have the pass, all you need to do is TAP your card upon boarding a Pasadena Transit bus and enjoy the ride. The Try Transit pass is only valid on Pasadena Transit buses. For use on the Gold Line or other transit services, be sure to load the appropriate fare media or stored value.