Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here are four photos of my experience of the Eastside Gold Line public opening today, with three-car trains on a frequent schedule. At the end of the line at Atlantic here's the train we're about to board and another nearing the station.
Trains were getting full with standees now. It was great seeing all the parents and kids there.
(Click photos to enlarge)
Lots of people were getting off and on the trains at the Mariachi Plaza subway station, where 1st Street was closed above for a street festival.
Before 11 a.m. there was no line and the cars had a couple of empty seats; back at Union Station before 1 p.m., the line now stretched the length of the tunnel, like for the 2003 opening of the Pasadena Gold Line.
And here is the view through operator's window during a preview ride in a Breda train, last Friday, November 6. (Click HD and full screen for the best ride!)
Part 1 of 2 is Union Station to 1st & Lorena. Part 2 of 2 is the rest of the way to 3rd & Atlantic. The video skips time stopped in stations; total travel time was about 22 minutes.