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Metrolink to run additional trains throughout region to Downtown L.A. in anticipation of large crowds this Saturday

Wednesday January 17, 2018

In an effort to reduce roadway congestion resulting from heavier than normal traffic to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Metrolink will increase service by adding 12 additional trains throughout Southern California. Funding for the increased service is being provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

The march is expected to outnumber last year’s attendance and cause serious congestion on streets and freeways. Public transit is recommended as an alternative to driving.

Complementing its regularly scheduled weekend service, Metrolink will add trains on its San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines. Metrolink will also add service on the Ventura County line between Chatsworth and Los Angeles, which normally does not operate on weekends. For more information on the increased train service to downtown Los Angeles click here

Attendees can take advantage of Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Day Pass, which includes unlimited rides and free transfers to the Metro Rail system. Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines located at Metrolink stations and through the mobile app. Metrolink strongly recommends using the mobile app for more efficient ticketing and convenience. In addition, Metrolink recommends arriving early in anticipation of the expected high attendance. For more information about the mobile app, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com/app.

At Los Angeles Union Station, Metrolink riders can transfer for free to the Metro Red and Purple subway lines to access the start of the march at Pershing Square. 

To learn more about Metrolink including how to ride, go to www.metrolinktrains.com.

ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 25th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by 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. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. 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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