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Gold Line Extension Opening Stalled on Its Tracks Until 'This Summer'

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Transit projects are long-range, costly, and eagerly watched by Angelenos, and the MTA's Gold Line Extension is no exception. Years in the making, the six-mile stretch of tracks from Union Station to East LA is actually ahead of schedule, but also now behind. How's that?

Well, in recent months the projected opening date was June 19th, but now that seems to have been pushed back to June 26th or possibly even later, says CurbedLA. "MTA spokesperson Jose Ubaldo is now saying it's unlikely that'll the line will open in June, but says that'll open 'this summer.'" Incidentally, "Summer 2009" was the forecasted opening given by the MTA earlier this year.

So if you see a Gold Line car on the new tracks, don't run to try to make it just yet--they're still running training and testing but not calling "all aboard" to us just yet.