Metro Gold Line Stations Reopen After Big Rig Crash

The Metro Gold Line light trail stations that were closed from a crash earlier this week on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena were reopened Saturday.

Service resumed among the closed stretch of the Gold Line light rail tracks, between the Allen and Sierra Madre Villa Stations, at 4 a.m., and full service on both tracks resumed at around 8:30 a.m., according to Metro spokesman Dave Sotero.

Service was halted on Thursday after a big rig went onto the tracks after colliding with another vehicle. Shuttle buses have been used to ferry passengers between the stations.

A crane was used to repair a pole on the tracks, requiring the use of the carpool lane, but the work was completed and the lane reopened by 7 p.m. Friday, Sotero said.

One motorist was injured in the crash early Thursday morning, when the crash between the big rig and a car sent the truck careening through the center divider and onto the tracks in the freeway median east of San Gabriel Boulevard.

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