Metrolink News

Friday November 9, 2012

Festive train making 42 stops across region in November and December

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink rings in the holidays with the Holiday Toy Express, Santa’s glittering train, debuting on Friday, Nov. 16 at Los Angeles Union Station, hosted by Metro. The official kickoff is on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. in San Bernardino.

Between Nov. 16 and Dec. 22, the 450-ton train will spread cheer across Southern California, making 42 stops over six weekends in six counties.

The festive train will be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and staged for a brand new musical show featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus and other holiday characters. Select cities hosting the train will have holiday festivities welcoming the arrival of the holiday train.

The Holiday Toy Express events are open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their friends and family, as well as unwrapped toys to donate to the ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters’ Spark of Love Toy Drive.

For details on Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express and the schedule, please visit The public can also visit our Facebook page, learn more details about each event and confirm their attendance at any of our Metrolink Holiday Toy Express events posted on Facebook.  


Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 20th 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 seventh largest based on annual ridership.