Beginning August 6, new weekday bus service will be available to Metrolink passengers who want to travel from Newhall to Palmdale—thereby extending Metrolink Antelope Valley Line train service with connecting bus service. This service—the North County TRANSporter—is a two-year pilot program funded by L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich and operated by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority.
Four round-trips beginning and ending at the Metrolink Palmdale and Newhall stations will supplement midday Antelope Valley Line train service. Northbound buses will stop at Vincent Grade/Acton Station by request only. Southbound buses will not stop at Vincent Grade/Acton Station. From the Newhall Station, the TRANSporter also connects Antelope Valley residents to Santa Clarita Transit's local bus system and commuter bus system to North Hollywood where Metro’s Red and Orange Lines begin.
Free Connections: Any Metrolink pass holder can transfer to the North County TRANSporter for free. Just show the bus driver your Metrolink ticket as you board. Standard bus-only fares are $4 each way, plus 25 cents for a transfer to Santa Clarita’s new North Hollywood service.
The North County TRANSporter will not operate on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.