21 September 2020
Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger train service, today launched Metrolink Experience, a new digital content hub where Southern Californians can take a virtual ride on Metrolink. Rider experiences captured using 360° video and featuring routes across multiple Metrolink routes illustrate the diversity of Metrolink’s ridership and use possibilities. The effort is a central part of Metrolink’s campaign in support of International Car Free Day and Bike to Work Day on September 22, which seek to encourage the community to try more environmentally-friendly mobility solutions instead of driving their cars.
16 September 2020
As part of its Rail Safety Month activities, Metrolink on Wednesday afternoon and evening partnered with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an education and enforcement operation in the City of Santa Ana. The event’s objective was to reduce collisions, deaths and injuries at rail crossings and along railroad rights-of-way by raising community awareness about how to stay safe around trains and train tracks.
14 September 2020
Metrolink, Southern California’s commuter rail service, has been awarded a 2020 Sustainability Impact Award in Energy Management by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The award lauds the agency’s participation in LADWP’s Commercial Lighting Incentive Program which resulted in a 32.45 percent reduction in annual energy consumption through retrofitting and upgrading all building light fixtures at Metrolink’s Central Maintenance Facility.
9 September 2020
Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger train service, today joined more than 100 transportation agencies from across the nation in a pledge to take the necessary steps to keep riders and employees safe from the spread of COVID-19. A part of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) national Health and Safety Commitments (HSC) Program, the pledge – and its participants – were announced at a virtual event earlier today.
4 September 2020
As traffic on the freeways serving the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County returns to pre-COVID levels, Metrolink is reinstating two morning trains to serve people who live and/or work in this area. Starting Tuesday, September 8, Ventura County Line trains 101 and 110 will return to Metrolink’s schedule to serve stations connecting Los Angeles to Glendale, Burbank, Northridge, Van Nuys, Chatsworth, Simi Valley and Moorpark.
3 September 2020
Southern California can expect an economic jolt of 1.3 million jobs and an increase to the gross regional product of almost $684 billion through 2050 as the result of Metrolink’s Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) Program, according to a new Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) study. LAEDC presented the findings at a meeting of the Metrolink Board of Directors today.
2 September 2020
Metrolink, Southern California’s passenger rail service, today introduced the 5-Day Flex Pass, a new fare solution that responds to changes in workers’ commuting patterns post COVID-19. Ideal for workers who need to get to their workplaces less frequently than the traditional daily commute, the 5-Day Flex Pass provides the convenience of five one-day passes customers can use whenever they need to travel, over 30-days and at a 10% discount.
1 September 2020
Metrolink, Southern California’s commuter rail service, has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
26 August 2020
After months at home, SoCal families are looking to add some enjoyment to their weekends, and Metrolink has just the ticket – a free ticket for kids. Beginning Saturday, August 29, Metrolink is introducing Kids Ride Free on weekends anywhere Metrolink travels across six Southern California counties.
21 July 2020
Today, Metrolink announces the installation of 133 new ticket machines at its stations across Southern California. The new machines improve the customer experience through improved reliability, a focus on accessibility, and smarter, more customer-friendly features, such as touchscreens.