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Metro Gold Line Operations Campus

Monrovia, CA

With the 11.5 mile extension of the Metro light rail Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa, came the need for expanded operations and maintenance facilities. While the extension only necessitated the ability to service 20 cars, additional capacity was needed system-wide, particularly for heavy maintenance requirements.

The new facility will accommodate that need with the ability to house up to 84 light rail vehicles and provide areas for vehicle inspection, heavy repair, body repairs, painting, storage, cleaning and washing. In addition, nearly 200 Metro employees are expected to work at the facility. When completed, the facility’s main building includes sustainability measures that will qualify it for LEED Gold Certification.

Project Highlights
• Significant reduction in amount of track and turntables needed through careful analysis and value engineering during concept design.
• Efficient layout maximized extensive capabilities on a tight site.
• Designed to LEED Gold.

Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Space Needs Program
Facility Needs Assessment
Master Plan/Concept Design
Design Criteria
Final Design
Design/Build Bridging Documents
Equipment Industrial Design
Fleet Size

84 rail vehicles

Site Size

24 acres

Facility Size

132,000 sf

Construction Cost