The Gold Line uses tracks 1 and 2 at Union Station alongside the main line railroad tracks and platforms offering nice views of the Metrolink Trains to L.A. Suburbs Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, along with the daily long-distance Coast Starlight and Southwest Chief, and combined triweekly Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. It was the southern terminus of the gold line from its opening on July 26, 2003 until the Edward R. Roybal Linea de Oro Eastside Extension opened on November 15, 2009. This means the Gold Line has the only elevated tracks in Union Station that are not stub-ended with trains able to go south of the station. All access to the station is from the same single underpass pedestrian tunnel that provides the only access to all of the Amtrak and Metrolink platforms. There is a single station entrance area along the pedestrian tunnel decorated with Solar Shift: San Bernardino and Santa Monica by Roy Nicholson, where the TVMs are, and has a single wide staircase followed by an elevator up to the Gold Line's platform.
All Photos taken on 18 March, 2010