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Gold Line Not Open Yet, but Sheriff's Ready to Ticket Drivers

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When the Orange Line opened in the Valley, there was crash after crash. So many, in fact, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa assigned traffic officers to major intersections during rush hour for a time.

Now, as test trains perform along the new Gold Line extension into East LA, Metro is warning that officers from the Sheriff's Department will be keep an extra careful eye out for motorist not following the new traffic patterns along the six-mile route. “These trains can’t stop on a dime," said Villaraigosa. "Look and listen. Pay attention to the signage and be safe.”

And as for its opening day, not yet, says Metro. "Following successful testing and pre-revenue service to familiarize Metro operators with the new service, the line will open but an opening date has not yet been determined," a statement reads.