Metrolink News

Wednesday March 12, 2014

$19 train tickets available to ride to the Sunday, March 23 event   

LOS ANGELES – Race fans looking for a stress-free, convenient and affordable option to get to Auto Club Speedway’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race can simply take Metrolink.

Metrolink has again partnered with the Auto Club Speedway to provide direct train service for fans to avoid traffic congestion to and from the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 23.

There are two weeks remaining to purchase Metrolink train tickets to the Auto Club 400 for only $19 for one (1) round trip train ticket.

Metrolink will operate three trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. Train routes and stops include:

Route 1:  Oxnard to ACS

Oxnard (6:15 a.m.)

Moorpark (6:35 a.m.)

Chatsworth (7 a.m.)

Van Nuys (7:12 a.m.)

Covina (8:15 a.m.)

Montclair (8:35 a.m.)

Rancho Cucamonga (8:50 a.m.)

Auto Club Speedway (9:20 a.m.)


Route 2:  Lancaster to ACS

Lancaster (6:15 a.m.)

Santa Clarita (7:15 a.m.)

Sylmar/San Fernando (7:35 a.m.)

Downtown Burbank (7:50 a.m.)

L.A. Union Station (8:25 a.m.)

Auto Club Speedway (9:40 a.m.)


Route 3:  Oceanside to ACS

Oceanside (6:10 a.m.)

San Clemente (6:34 a.m.)

Irvine (6:56 a.m.)

Orange (7:13 a.m.)

Riverside-La Sierra (7:58 a.m.)

San Bernardino (8:40 a.m.)

Auto Club Speedway (9:15 a.m.)

Metrolink’s Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away of the race track. From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes fans to the entrance gates. Trains depart the Auto Club Speedway approximately one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag.

The Auto Club Speedway Metrolink Train Service is a joint demonstration project made possible in part by Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The MSRC’s mission is to fund projects that reduce air pollution to meet the region’s clean air goals. Over its 23-year history, the MSRC has assisted organizations throughout the Southland in removing as much as 8,000 tons of harmful pollutants from the air through innovative programs designed to reduce air pollution from mobile sources. 

“The MSRC will provide nearly $50,000 in Clean Transportation Funding for the special Metrolink train service to the Auto Club 400,” said L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who serves on the Metrolink Board of Directors and MSRC as an appointee from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. “Providing race fans with convenient public transportation will also remove cars from the freeways, reduce congestion and improve air quality.” 

The primary focus of the MSRC is to reduce air pollution from mobile sources. The partnership between the MSRC, Metrolink and the Auto Club 400 does exactly that. This effort helps advance the MSRC’s mission to reduce harmful emissions from mobile sources and provides a stress-free option for race fans to get to the Auto Club Speedway by avoiding traffic delays.

Metrolink riders can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages on the train. Items are not permitted to be stored at the Speedway train station; however, fans may utilize lightweight backpacks and soft side bags/coolers, no larger than 6x6x12 inches, that may contain race weekend essentials.  For a complete list of approved carry-in items, please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

The Metrolink trains to Auto Club Speedway are special trains; regular Metrolink tickets and passes are not valid. The Auto Club Speedway train tickets are sold only by Auto Club Speedway and are mailed out prior to the race. To purchase race and train tickets or for information on the Auto Club Speedway train schedule, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.

For additional details about the Metrolink service, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.  

ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 21st year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.

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