Monthly Archives: March 2016

Pasadena Transit Updates, Plus a Restaurant Tip

501pasadenaCorner of Union and Raymond Avenues in Pasadena. 1 block N of Colorado Blvd..  This intersection is actually the next one looking from the direction of my last post, which is looking up Raymond Ave., from Colorado Blvd. You can recognize the buildings architecture in both pictures.  This is the end of the line (last stop) for Foothill Transit Line 187, which originates about 35 miles East at Montclair Transit Center.

Los Angeles Metro Express Line 501 (see the sign near the top left corner),  just started service March 1st. It starts at Del Mar Station, then it stops here and a couple of other stops in Pasadena, as well as a couple of stops in Glendale and one in Burbank,  before it whisks it’s passengers to North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station (time estimate 35-55 minute, depending on traffic) where you can connect to either the Orange Line to the west San Fernando Valley, or the Red Line towards Downtown Los Angeles. Scheduling is every 15 minutes rush-hour and 30 minutes off-rush-hour. Last run is 9:00 PM. I’m happy for the people who need this because if someone needed to go the San Fernando Valley from Pasadena before Metro  Bus Express  #501, they would have to take the Gold Line all the way Downtown to Union Station, then take the Metro Red Line all the way to the valley.  Or take a snail slow bus to Hollywood and then figure out the best way to  the SFV from there, both of those options are HUGE time wasters. BRAVO METRO!!

One last transit update here;  Tomorrow, Saturday, March 5th, 2016, Metro Gold Line opens NEW stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa. The Gold Line Memorial Park Station is about 2 blocks from where this photo is taken.

California Chutney Restaurant (across the street) is a healthy and reasonably priced alternative. They have a chicken tikka tacos for $3 each special on Tuesdays.  Made with Naan flat bread, like a soft taco made with delicious soft fresh baked flat Indian style bread. Add some greens and a choice of different flavors on top, (spicy, sweet, yogurt dressing etc.). I enjoyed it.