August 22nd, 2015 will be a BIG day in Mesa. It will be the official grand opening of the very first light rail extension in Arizona.
Currently, the light rail line ends at the Sycamore Station that is “barely” in the city. The Central Mesa Extension will carry passengers along Main Street and into Downtown Mesa.
The announcement of the August 22nd grand opening came last month, and Metro, the City of Mesa, RAILMesa, NEDCO, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and a whole bunch of others have been gearing up for a huge celebration.
There will be street closures, there will be parties at the new light rail stations, and the business community in downtown Mesa will put their best foot forward to show people that there is a lot of good stuff happening in their downtown area.
Sure, we have heard from a lot of people in Mesa who are looking forward to the opening, but there is some pretty serious buzz being created from people all along the line and from all across the metro area.
Announcement! Light rail service to downtown Mesa begins August 22nd, months early! pic.twitter.com/9L1giIz0v0
— RailLife (@RailLife) June 3, 2015
If you have been to downtown Mesa lately, you have seen a LOT of changes and a LOT of construction. Many people think… “You ain’t seen nothing, yet!” The growth is coming, the businesses are coming, new housing will be built, and new ideas will be shared. Heck, we have even seen an increase in people who want to live near the Mesa light rail line recently. Yes, really. Mark your calendar for August 22nd and come see all of the new changes for yourself.
What: Mesa Light Rail Extension
When: Saturday, August 22nd
What Time: From 8am – noon
Where: Ribbon cutting will be at the Center / Main Station
Here’s an info sheet from Metro with Mesa Light Rail Celebration information.
Want more information about the new Mesa light rail extension? Just let us know. We’ll be watching it VERY closely.