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Metrolink updates: crossing closing, EBT card discounts

Metrolink to close Pomona crossing through October 28

Starting Monday, September 12, construction crews will complete the reconstruction of the railroad crossing at Fulton Road which borders La Verne and Pomona.

Crews will install new light rail tracks for the future Foothill Gold Line railway system, as well as a Metrolink train control. Crews will also complete the construction of bridge wing and retaining walls around the area in addition to roadway and hardscapes. The work is expected to shut down the intersection for up to 45 days — until Friday, October 28 — and will temporarily close the entrance to the adjacent Metrolink Station parking lot.

Fulton Road’s railroad crossing will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic but detours are available using nearby Arrow Highway, Garey and Bonita avenues. Access to homes, businesses, and churches around the affect area will be maintained at all times.

Work will be conducted between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily; overnight work and Sunday shifts may also be required.

For information about the Foothill Gold Line project, call (626) 471-9050.

Metrolink offers discounts for EBT card holders

On September 1, Metrolink began offering passengers with a California electronic benefit transfer card eligibility for a 50% discount on all Metrolink tickets and passes.

A state EBT card is required to validate the discount, but an alternative form of payment is needed to complete the ticket purchase.

Funding for the discount is provided by a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program grant administered by the California Department of Transportation. The discount is available until August 31, 2023, or until grant funds are depleted.

To learn more about the program, email bakark@scrra.net or visit metrolinktrains.com.

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