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L.A. Metro Gold line extension to feature six new park-and-ride facilities
When the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) opens six new stations along its Gold Line light-rail extension on March 5, San Gabriel Valley commuters will have access to six new intermodal park-and-ride facilities.
Combined, the facilities and stations will provide more than 1,500 car parking spaces, as well as 255 bicycle racks and lockers for bicycle commuters. Each station has been designed as an intermodal transportation hub that will accommodate vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians and bus riders via regional bus connections, Metro officials said in a press release. Thirteen different Metro and municipally operated bus lines will connect to the six new rail stations.
The Arcadia, Monrovia, Irwindale and APU/Citrus College Stations will feature new multi-level parking structures. Duarte Station will include a park-and-ride lot for rail commuters. The new Downtown Azusa parking structure, which was built separately by the City of Azusa in partnership with Foothill Transit, will include reserved parking spaces expressly for Gold Line transit customers.
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