Mobile App FAQ

Where can I use mobile ticketing?
Will my mobile ticket work on the Metro Rail system?
Will my mobile ticket allow me to transfer to connecting buses?
How and when do I need to activate my mobile ticket?
If I purchase my tickets through my employer through the Corporate Partner Program, can I use mobile ticketing?
When do I use the barcode on the mobile ticket?
What if I am having technical problems with the Metrolink App?
Are there any fees for using mobile ticketing?
Can I get a refund for unused tickets I purchased through the Metrolink App?
If I am traveling with friends and family, can I use more than one ticket on my device?
Are receipts available for my mobile ticketing purchase?
When do mobile tickets expire?
If I lose phone service while riding Metrolink, will my mobile ticket still work?
What happens if my battery dies before I show the fare inspection personnel my mobile ticket?
Can mobile tickets be accessed through my Apple Passbook?
I receive an error message when using the Metrolink App and turn on Airplane Mode, why? 
What happens if I lose my device or buy a new device?
What types of tickets can I purchase with mobile ticketing?
Why won’t it download on my Apple device?
I want to purchase more than one 7-Day or Monthly Pass but the app will not let me.  Why?
My Android phone is several years old, what is the oldest version of the Android operating system you will support? 
What is the sales period of the Monthly Pass in the Metrolink App?
What Android devices will not be able to run the Metrolink App?
What security protections are in place to protect my personal information? 
 

 

Where can I use mobile ticketing?

Mobile ticketing can be used on all Metrolink trains, connecting bus operators and Amtrak trains through the Rail 2 Rail program. 

 

Will my mobile ticket work on the Metro Rail system?  

Mobile ticketing will NOT allow for free transfers to Metro Rail.  Metrolink and Metro are working on a solution to allow for mobile tickets to unlatch the turnstiles and we anticipate this work will be completed in the Fall of 2017.  If your commute requires you to transfer to Metro Rail, please continue to purchase a paper ticket and look for announcements when the integration will be complete. 

 

Will my mobile ticket allow me to transfer to connecting buses?   

Yes, please show your mobile ticket to the connecting bus operator for visual inspection.  A mobile ticket is the same as a paper ticket.

 

How and when do I need to activate my mobile ticket?

You should activate your mobile ticket (found in your Ticket Wallet) just before boarding Metrolink.  Your Ticket Wallet is the place where all of your purchased tickets will be found.  The Ticket Wallet is a tab on the home screen of the Metrolink App. Tickets remain active for the duration of your trip.  Upon request, simply show the activated ticket screen with changing colors to the fare enforcement personnel. Activation of every ticket type is required prior to boarding including Monthly, 7-Day and Weekend Day Passes. 

 

If I purchase my tickets through my employer through the Corporate Partner Program, can I use mobile ticketing?

Not at this time.  We are working to make this feature an available option in the Summer of 2017.  Customers should continue using their Corporate Quick Card to retrieve paper tickets from ticket vending machines. 

 

When do I use the barcode on the mobile ticket?

Fare enforcement personnel will inspect mobile tickets visually by checking the color-changing ticket screen on your device, or may ask to view/scan the barcode on your activated ticket. Tap “view barcode” to show the mobile ticket barcode to fare enforcement personnel. 

 

What if I am having technical problems with the Metrolink App?

If you encounter any technical problems or errors, please email us anytime at mticketing@scrra.net or call our call center at 800-371-5465.  Please include your Application Identifier on all requests. This can be found within the application under help > app info.

 

Are there any fees for using mobile ticketing?

The Metrolink App is free to download. When using the application, please be aware that mobile service providers set their own prices for data usage. Metrolink is not responsible for any mobile carrier data charges that a customer incurs as a result of purchasing a mobile ticket or downloading the Metrolink App.

 

Can I get a refund for unused tickets I purchased through the Metrolink App?

Although Metrolink has a no refund policy, refund requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and exceptions are granted under certain circumstances, see metrolinktrains.com/refunds for the complete policy. 

 

If I am traveling with friends and family, can I use more than one ticket on my device?

Yes, you can have multiple tickets on a device.  Just make sure you activate a ticket for every member of your party. 

 

Are receipts available for my mobile ticketing purchase?

Receipts are available through email for all mobile tickets. Receipts will be automatically emailed to the email address associated with the account.  There is also an option to resend a receipt by clicking the “Actions” button located on a purchased ticket. 

 

When do mobile tickets expire?

One-way, Round-trip, and Weekend Day Passes expire from your “Ticket Wallet” at 3:00am following the date of purchase.  The 7-Day Pass will expire at 3:00am following the seventh consecutive day from purchase.  The Monthly Pass will expire on the last day of the month that is identified on the pass. 

 

If I lose phone service while riding Metrolink, will my mobile ticket still work?

Mobile tickets do not need phone service to be displayed, however they do need service to be purchased. Therefore you must purchase and activate your ticket before boarding Metrolink or a bus connection if you are connecting to a Metrolink train. If you lose cell phone service after boarding the train, you will still be able to display purchased tickets. You will not be able to make any purchases or changes until your phone service is restored.

 

What happens if my battery dies before I show the fare inspection personnel my mobile ticket?

You are responsible for keeping your device charged while riding Metrolink. You MUST pay the one-way cash fare if your device is not working, so please plan accordingly.  If your battery will not last the duration of your trip on Metrolink, we recommend you purchase a paper ticket from a ticket vending machine instead.

 

Can mobile tickets be accessed through my Apple Passbook?

No, tickets will only be available through the Metrolink App at this time.  The Metrolink App has several advanced features that are currently not supported in Apple’s Passbook.  

 

I receive an error message when using the Metrolink App and turn on Airplane Mode, why? 

Airplane Mode cannot be utilized when you have an activated ticket. 

 

What happens if I lose my device or buy a new device?

Your tickets are stored in the Metrolink App.  Once you obtain another device, simply log into the Metrolink App to access your tickets.  

 

What types of tickets can I purchase with mobile ticketing?

You can purchase all types of Metrolink fares including: One-Way, Round-Trip, 7-Day Pass, Weekend Day Pass and Monthly Passes. The standard discounts are also available for eligible persons including students/youth, senior/disabled/Medicare, and military.  

 

Why won’t it download on my Apple device?

Your operating system needs to be IOS 8.0 and higher. 

 

I want to purchase more than one 7-Day or Monthly Pass but the app will not let me.  Why?

The app will not allow for a customer to purchase more than one 7-Day or Monthly Pass at a time.  This is a security feature that is built into the app. 

 

My Android phone is several years old, what is the oldest version of the Android operating system you will support? 

The Metrolink app will not work or be supported on an Android operating system below 4.4 (KitKat). 
 
 

What is the sales period for the Monthly Pass in the Metrolink App?

Monthly Passes are sold from the 15th to the 14th of each month. For example, if you are looking to buy a May Monthly Pass, it will be for sale from April 15th to May 14th.  

 

What Android devices will not be able to run the Metrolink App?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, Galaxy Tab 3, and the HTC One are among the devices that will not be able to run the Metrolink App.  

 

What security protections are in place to protect my personal information?

The Metrolink Mobile Ticketing System is fully certified and compliant with Payment Card Industry standards (PCI-DSS). All payments communication are fully encrypted via SSL, any sensitive data we store is highly encrypted and systems are constantly monitored for security vulnerabilities.

 

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