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Gold Line extension tested successfully

January 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
For the first time, a light rail car Tuesday traveled the six-mile length of the new Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension between downtown and East Los Angeles. The car was towed at five miles per hour along the length of the track to test clearances, particularly in the 1.8-mile-long twin tunnels under Boyle Heights and at the line's eight stations, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Construction began in 2004 on the $898 million light rail line, which is scheduled to open this summer.


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