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Metro Gold Line authority to begin work on Sierra Madre Villa Station, Azusa connection for Foothill extension

On Nov. 17, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority will begin work to connect the future extension to the existing Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) officials announced yesterday.

The authority has been making "good progress" on the 11.5-mile extension, which will extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in eastern Pasadena, Calif., to a new station in Azusa, Calif., just north of Citrus College, LACMTA officials said in a press release.

As the first phase of work begins, bus shuttles will replace train service between the Allen and Sierra Madre Villa stations on Nov. 17. Trains will run at regular intervals between Atlantic and Allen, LACTMA officials said. Additional work will be performed through the upcoming winter season.

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is funded by Measure R and is projected to open to Azusa in 2015.

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