Over the next two weeks (December 8-December 19), the Foothill Gold Line will be undergoing initial train testing. During this period, a single train will be first pulled and then operated on its own power within the rail corridor between the cities of Arcadia and Duarte. This initial testing activity will test train clearances along the alignment from Arcadia through Duarte, as well as the Overhead Catenary System which powers the trains in Monrovia (east of California Ave) through the city of Duarte.
Testing will impact the intersection crossings as the train approaches and crosses; however, the impact is expected to be minimal. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will manage vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the testing and the local police and fire departments have been informed of the activity.
This is the first of many months of testing ahead, and an important milestone for the project. Please see the attached flyer for more information.