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Thousands Turn Out for Gold Line Opening

Lines at Union Station during Metro Gold Line's opening day festivities | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Considering the lines at Union Station yesterday, you would think there was a new death-defying adrenaline-inducing roller coster. That's not even close, but the excitement was just as intense, if not a lot more.

Tens of thousands of people made 75,000 boardings on the new Eastside extension of the Gold Line between Union Station and East L.A. Lines to board the train neared an hour wait.

The extension brings eight new stations--six miles--to the line from Pasadena. Average time between Union Station and East L.A. is 24 minutes.