Families can take Metrolink, Metro to 2018 Tournament of Roses® celebrations
LOS ANGELES – Metrolink will offer special holiday service for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, which will allow people to attend the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade® in Pasadena.
On Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1, Metrolink will operate the same schedule it runs on Sundays on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Orange County, 91/Perris Valley and Inland Empire-Orange County at regular weekday fares. Trains will not operate on the Ventura County Line or the Riverside Line, or to the four stations on the Perris Valley Line extension.
To serve the 129th Rose Parade on Monday, Jan. 1, the first train on Metrolink's San Bernardino Line will depart San Bernardino - Downtown at 6:05 a.m. making all station stops. The special train will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:45 a.m.
On the Antelope Valley Line, the first train will depart Lancaster at 5:40 a.m., arriving at L.A. Union Station at 7:40 a.m.
On the 91/Perris Valley Line, special train 749X will depart Riverside – Downtown at 5 a.m. and arrive at L.A. Union Station at 6:30 a.m. Special train 750X will depart L.A. Union Station at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at Riverside – Downtown at 2:30 p.m.
From L.A. Union Station, passengers can transfer at no cost to the Metro Gold Line. The parade route is a short walk from Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake or Allen stations.
Metrolink passengers going to the 104th Rose Bowl Game® can take the Gold Line from L.A. Union Station, stopping at the Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. Free shuttles to the stadium will be available.
Metrolink will resume normal service on all lines Tuesday, Jan. 2.
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.