Gold Line Eastside Extension to Open on November 15th!

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Metro this morning finally announced the long-awaited opening of the Gold Line's Eastside Extension between downtown Los Angeles to East L.A. After the traditional inaugural ride with government officials and media in tow the day before, the six-mile line will be open to the public with free rides on Sunday, November 15th.

Metro estimates that ridership will grow to 13,000 average weekday boardings.

Most of the track is above ground, but 1.7 miles go down under. When it opens, it will bring the total milage of rail in the system to 79.