LOS ANGELES –Metrolink Board Member and Riverside County Supervisor, Karen Spiegel is greeting Metrolink passengers in a recorded message on board trains as part of the agency’s Guest Train Conductor Program.
Spiegel’s message welcomes Metrolink riders aboard, while giving important information about the rail system and stops along the way. Her voice is heard on Metrolink’s Inland Empire-Orange County, Riverside and 91/Perris Valley trains, along with service connecting to Angels Stadium.
“Being a Guest Train Conductor gives me the chance to provide safety messages for riders, while making a connection with travelers in Riverside County and beyond,” Spiegel said. “I appreciate Metrolink’s initiative in making a train ride more interactive and interesting for our riders.”
The Guest Train Conductor program reflects Metrolink’s ongoing effort to engage with riders in a unique and engaging way, while adding a touch of local character and charm.
As a Metrolink director, Spiegel supports public transportation policies and initiatives to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
“Supervisor Spiegel is known for her safety-oriented, focus on customer experience and her voice is welcomed as one of our Guest Train Conductors,” said Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins. “Her voice at our Board of Directors, and now on our trains, helps to make Metrolink service a commuter’s oasis in a desert of over-crowded freeways.”
As a proud resident of Riverside County, Spiegel serves her community by advocating for world-class education for children and providing a safe and affordable environment where families can thrive.
In addition to Spiegel, guest train conductors will include State Senator Connie Leyva, Metrolink Board 2nd Vice Chair and Highland Mayor Pro Tem Larry McCallon, Metrolink Board Member and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, just to name a few.
Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 26th 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.