At last, Pleasanton to complete Iron Horse Trail | February 25, 2011 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - February 25, 2011

At last, Pleasanton to complete Iron Horse Trail

Back in 1986 when the East Bay Regional Park District was dreaming big, it envisioned an Iron Horse Trail that reached from the Carquinez Strait in Martinez to the Livermore Valley. That pathway would follow the old Southern Pacific Rail Lines built in 1891 and abandoned in 1977. The old rail line was ideal for trail conversion: It was already a straight, gently graded path that linked several cities. But turning this vision into a reality has been 25 years in the making. Segments have been added slowly as funds became available and opportunities presented themselves.

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Posted by CV, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

and when will the trail running alongside 680 get connected from its terminus at Johnson Drive under 580 to connet to the Iron Horse in Dublin???

Posted by Kurt Kummer, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

The undercrossing should be done this summer CV.