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Metrolink Offers Free Rides on Earth Day, April 22, and Launches Earth Day Photo Contest

Three contest winners will each receive a year’s worth of Monthly Passes to ride Metrolink

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LOS ANGELES – This week Metrolink launched an Earth Day campaign to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of using the train. On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, Metrolink will provide free rides all day on all Metrolink and Arrow service trains.

Riders can use the promotional code “EarthDay2023” to redeem their free rides on Earth Day at Metrolink station ticket machines. Current Metrolink mobile app users will automatically receive a free ticket to their mobile ticket wallet on Friday, April 21. Anyone who downloads and registers an account on the Metrolink mobile app before that date will receive the free Earth Day ticket. Both the promo code and the mobile ticket will only be valid on Earth Day, April 22.

“We’re excited to offer free fares on Earth Day and hope people who haven’t used our service before will consider taking the train that day and for future trips,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “Metrolink trains run on 100 percent renewable fuel which helps reduce our carbon footprint. We invite the public to join us on this Earth Day journey, take the train, and help us make Southern California greener and cleaner.”

Earth Day Photo Contest
To kick off the campaign, Metrolink will hold an Earth Day photo contest, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Rides.” Leading up to Earth Day, riders are invited to explore the beautiful sights and landmarks of Southern California by train. Riders can then enter the contest by submitting their name, photo or photos, and destination to [email protected]. The deadline to submit photos is Monday, April 24. Three winners will be selected, and each will receive Metrolink Monthly passes for a year.

Photo Series and Exhibit at L.A. Union Station
As part of the effort, Metrolink has partnered with local photographer Erwin Recinos to curate a photography series. Recinos is a seasoned visual artist with an eye for capturing life in and around Los Angeles. For 20 years, Recinos has been documenting the urban landscape, street culture and Hispanic communities of Los Angeles using his daily travel on public transportation as inspiration.

From April 10 through May 1, 2023, Metrolink will display a selection of Recinos’ photography, as well as photos submitted to the contest by riders, on the west end of Los Angeles Union Station.

For more details about Metrolink’s Earth Day campaign and to learn about how train travel makes a positive environmental impact, visit Metrolink’s Earth Day webpage at Metrolinktrains.com/EarthDay.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are also offering free rides on Earth Day.

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About Metrolink (metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink regional passenger rail service offers reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation throughout Southern California. Metrolink has 545.6 total service line miles and 66 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties connecting people, communities, and businesses and is an essential link in the region’s mobility network. Metrolink’s Arrow service, which launched in October 2022 with nine miles of track and four new stations between San Bernardino and Redlands, provides greater local and regional rail connectivity.

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