Freight Communication System For Gold Line Passes Muster

This past Sunday, April 28, the Gold Line Construction Authority successfully completed the initial phase of testing for the newly installed underground communication system for the freight train system that runs through the Glendora to Montclair Gold Line  segment. Sunday’s testing was the first of three phases that will be conducted to test the new system that will eliminate the use of the current overhead pole line system. The testing involved several trials with an active Metrolink train to ensure the new communication system would activate and deactivate the train signals at all street crossings in the test area.
The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair will add new light rail stations to the Metro Gold Line system in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The 12.3-mile extension will connect to many regional destinations, including two dozen colleges and universities within a short walk, bike or bus ride from one of the future stations, the Los Angeles County Fairplex, Raging Waters, several regional parks, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, historic downtowns, as well as many museums.

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