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Metro on the Gold Line Opening: Ignore the Rumors

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It's been heard on the streets, but Metro says no date has officially been set. That's not to say August will end up being the opening date, as rumored, but there's no telling when it will really open, says Marc Littman of Metro in an e-mail: "Ignore the rumors. No official opening date has been announced and won’t be finalized and announced until we complete critical testing of tunnel ventilation and other safety systems and components. The PUC also must give us approval to begin revenue operations. We also need at least a month to do pre-revenue service so our operators and control staff become familiar with the alignment and the eight new stations. We’re still ahead of schedule, within budget and construction has achieved an unparalleled safety record - 4 million hours without a lost time work injury. So stay tuned. If all goes well, we should announce an opening date soon but, again, we need to go through the testing phase first."