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Glendora Police Department
Sunday June 2nd, 2019 :: 08:30 a.m. PDT


ATTENTION GLENDORA RESIDENTS: Train testing will take place today  JUNE 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm

ATTENTION GLENDORA RESIDENTS: Train testing will take place today JUNE 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Emergency services will NOT be affected during the testing time.

On Sunday, June 2, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority will be testing a newly installed underground communication system for the freight train system that runs through the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona requiring stoppage of all traffic across the rail corridor for approximately 3-5 minutes each test run, with the possibility of longer delays. The testing will require a freight train (Metrolink or BNSF locomotive) to run at 40 miles per hour (MPH) between Lone Hill Ave. in Glendora and Wheeler Ave. in La Verne. The testing involves several trials on the active freight corridor to ensure the new communication system will activate and deactivate the train signals at all street crossings. Additional streets east and west of those being tested will also be impacted to allow the train to accelerate and decelerate; see the list below. The communication system’s testing is part of the initial construction activities for the Foothill Gold Line light rail project being built from Azusa to Montclair. 

Train testing will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

Intersection/rail crossings affected during the testing include:
City of Glendora: Elwood Ave., Loraine Ave., Lone Hill Ave. and Gladstone Ave.
City of San Dimas: Gladstone Ave., Eucla Ave., Bonita/Cataract Ave., Monte Vista Ave., San Dimas Ave., Walnut Ave., San Dimas Canyon Rd
City of La Verne: San Dimas Canyon Rd., Wheeler Ave., A St., D St., E St., White Ave., Fulton Ave., 
City of Pomona: Fulton Ave. and Garey Ave.

• –Expect 3-5 minutes of delays at the railroad crossings periodically throughout the day, with the potential for longer delays.
• –A Metrolink or BNSF locomotive will begin on the west side (Azusa) or east side (San Dimas) of the city of Glendora and accelerate to 40 miles per hour through Glendora, activating the train signals and crossing gates at all street crossings (see list above). Once the train reaches the end of the testing segment, another trial run will begin in the opposite direction. A total of six successful runs complete the testing, which could require the testing to occur from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 
• –Testing will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
• –The train’s horn will be sounded as it approaches each street crossing.
• –Safety officials, called Flaggers, will assist with traffic management at the intersection/rail crossings being tested between Elwood Ave in Glendora and Wheeler Ave in La Verne as the train passes. 
• –Pedestrian access via the sidewalks will remain open; however, pedestrian traffic will also be stopped when the train is approaching.

Contact Foothill Gold Line
Yesenia Arias, Community Relations Manager
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
(626) 305-7012 |

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Glendora Police Department
150 South Glendora Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741

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Non-emergencies: 626-914-8250

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