Metrolink is committed to promoting sustainability, and we’re proud to be a part of this global effort. We know that together we can make an impact and we want you to join us. Small acts like taking the train, can add up to a big green impact and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable Southern California. Take the first step by taking the train in the month of April and ride for free on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22!
To ride free on Earth Day, simply hop on the train.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Rides
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in April, a picture was worth a thousand rides. We invited our riders to enter a photo contest showing how Metrolink is their ticket to exploring countless destinations within the six counties of Southern California.
Thank you to all our riders who participated in our photo contest. We received over 400 submissions highlighting various destinations across Southern California.
You are always welcome to share your photos with us and don’t forget to follow @Metrolink on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to hear about upcoming promotions.
We are excited to share the winners of our photo contest:
Mission Inn Hotel
University of Redlands
FAQ: FREE RIDES ON EARTH DAY
We understand how taking cars off the road can benefit our planet. By leaving your car behind and choosing the train, you’re contributing to a healthier Southern California by reducing traffic and your carbon footprint. Metrolink is offering free rides all day on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 to encourage people to take the train, skip traffic and enjoy a comfortable, convenient and stress-free ride with friends or family.
Free rides will be offered all day on Saturday, April 22 on all scheduled Metrolink trains. Plan your trip and see the latest train times at metrolinktrains.com/schedule.
No. Prepaid pass holders will not be reimbursed for the free fare day.
Ticket machines are available but rides are free on Earth Day. Take advantage of the free ride and purchase your 7-Day Pass on the next day you plan to travel.
Seats on Metrolink trains are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do expect an increase of passengers for the day and some trains may have standing room only.
Bike space is limited. Traditional passenger cars hold up to 3 bikes, and our modified bike cars hold up to 11 bikes. We suggest arriving early to secure space for your bike.
Yes. Metrolink riders can ride any Metrolink train throughout our system for free on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Your free Metrolink mobile app ticket includes access to codeshare Amtrak trains and free transfers on most connecting transit. Learn more at Metrolinktrains.com/connections. Learn more at metrolinktrain.com/connections.
Yes. Your free Metrolink mobile app ticket includes access to codeshare Amtrak trains. You must print or activate your free Metrolink Earth Day promo ticket before boarding the train.
CONTEST FAQ: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND RIDES
All entries must be submitted by email with their name, photo and photo location to [email protected] in either .jpg or .png format. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023 to be eligible to win.
Participants can either use cameras or mobile devices to take their photos. Entries must include either a Metrolink train, Metrolink station, or Metrolink Explore destination accessible by taking Metrolink. Entries of Explore destinations accessed by using Metrolink and a free connecting transit partner will also be accepted.
For official contest rules and regulations go to metrolinktrains.com/photo-contest.
Three entries will be chosen to win twelve (12) Monthly Passes starting in May 2023 through April 2024.
The contest will run from April 3 to April 24. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023 to be eligible to win.
Metrolink will reach out to contest winners during the week of April 24 by the email address used to submit the winning photo. Winners will have 72-hours to respond to the notification.