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Metro Gold Line may extend more to East L.A.

January 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The newest extension of the Metro Gold Line has been open for just a few weeks, and already officials are considering how to extend it further.

The Gold Line now goes from Pasadena to East Los Angeles.

The cities of El Monte, Montebello, Monterey Park, Rosemead and South El Monte are collaborating on a plan to extend the rail line east from East L.A., parallel to the 60 Freeway.

A competing plan would have the trains veer into Whittier, to serve a number of dense housing developments.

Cities in the northern San Gabriel Valley have already won an extension from Pasadena east through Montclair, eventually connecting to Ontario International Airport.