On Board Information

Onboard Amenities

On each Metrolink train you can enjoy the following amenities:

  • Tables for reading, watching a movie, or getting some work done
  • Power outlets for your electronic devices (in most cars)
  • Restrooms and drinking water in each car

Onboard Policies

What’s Allowed Onboard

  • Bags/Luggage: Store bags under your seat
  • Pets: Animals must be in a small pet carrier under the seat or on your lap
  • Service animals to assist people with disabilities
  • Strollers: Secure in the designated storage area
  • Bicycles: Secure and store in the designated storage area (each train car can hold up to three bicycles). The special Bike Car can hold up to 18 bicycles on the lower level.
  • Bodyboards/Boogie Boards: Store under the seat or in the designated storage area
  • Surfboards (up to 6ft 4in)
  • Beach chairs, beach toys (e.g., buckets, shovels, etc.), beach umbrellas, towels
  • Fishing poles
  • Ice chests

What’s Not Allowed Onboard

  • Items that do not fit between seats or in the storage/bike area are not allowed on board
  • No beach carts/wagons
  • No feet on seats
  • No smoking or consumption of alcohol
  • No motorized bikes
  • Segways: Please note that we will accommodate passengers with disabilities who use segways
  • No hoverboards
  • No occupying empty seats with carry-on items
  • No soliciting
  • No Samsung Note 7

The conductor is responsible for the safety of all passengers and must use his/her discretion when determining which items can be safely allowed on the train by passengers. Please use the lower level of the train to store large items or place items under your seat. All aisles must be kept clear of any of these items at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Onboard Etiquette

To view more detailed etiquette guidelines, please refer to Metrolink's Code of Conduct.

  • Be considerate of others when using your cell phone. Please use a headset when listening to music or watching DVDs.
  • Allow other passengers to exit before boarding the train
  • Snacks are allowed, but please use the trash cans onboard
  • Keep designated seats available for seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Shoes and shirt are required
  • Each rider may occupy only one seat
  • A rider may not save seats for people getting on at a future station


Quiet Cars

All Metrolink trains have a car designated as the "Quiet Car" Monday through Friday. The cars are intended to be a peaceful, quiet atmosphere for those who want to rest or work without distractions.

Finding the Quiet Car

Look for the words "Quiet Car" on the changeable message sign on the side of the passenger car.  Typically, the Quiet Car is the second passenger car located from the locomotive. Ask train personnel if assistance is needed locating the car.

Quiet Car Guidelines

To ensure that our Quiet Cars live up to their name, we encourage passengers to follow the guidelines below:

  • No Loud Talking. If you'd like to carry on a conversation, please relocate to another car.
  • Mute Your Device: Customers may not use any devices with audio features enabled or without headphones, including:
    • cellular phones
    • pagers
    • handheld games
    • laptop computers
    • portable CD or DVD players

Customers using headphones must keep the volume low enough so that the audio cannot be heard by neighboring passengers.

Metrolink personnel may ask passengers who fail to follow these guidelines to relocate to another car.

Quiet Car Seating

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. There is no additional charge to sit in a Quiet Car.

To provide space for all who want to ride in the Quiet Car, passengers may occupy only one seat. Please do not use additional seats for personal belongings.