All 91 Line and IE-OC Line Metrolink tickets “2 for the price of 1” this weekend
LOS ANGELES – Metrolink will double its service and provide a “2-for-1” special on both the 91 Line and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21 to support the full closure of the 91 in Corona.
To encourage train ridership during the full weekend closure, Metrolink is offering a “2 for the price of 1” promotion where those with a valid ticket or pass can have one additional person on the train for free. The promotion is only available on Saturday and Sunday.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission, which is managing the $1.4 billion “Fast Forward” 91 Project, is funding the added trains and promotion.
The 91 will be closed from the 71 to I-15, beginning tomorrow at 9 p.m. through Monday at 4 a.m. to allow the consolidation of several construction activities. Metrolink’s North Main Corona Station and West Corona Station will be open during the closure via local service streets, however Metrolink passengers should allow extra travel time to reach these stations.
Due to the road closure’s impact, motorists are urged to “steer clear” of the area during this project. To minimize major travel delays during the closure, transportation officials recommend motorists avoid travel in the area or use public transportation. Motorists traveling on the 91, the 71 or I-15 near the project area during the closure can expect travel delays of three to four hours.
Metrolink’s regular weekend service offers two round trips on both the Inland Empire-Orange County Line and the 91 Line. Saturday and Sunday however, Metrolink will offer two additional round trips on each rail line for a total of 16 trains to assist people avoiding the 91.
Metrolink will operate its regular schedule both tomorrow and Monday.
In case of rainstorms or inclement weather, the closure and extra train service will be postponed to the next weekend, weather permitting.
For more information regarding Metrolink service and the extra trains during the road closure go to www.metrolinktrains.com. For more information about the closure go to www.sr91project.info/91-steer-clear, call the helpline at 877-770-9191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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