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Metrolink to Expand Ventura County Line Weekend Service on July 1

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LOS ANGELES – Beginning this weekend, Metrolink will expand its Ventura County (VC) Line schedule. Metrolink is adding two new weekend trains, adjusting the schedule of VC Line train 162 and adding service on Sundays along the VC Line corridor.

“As a Ventura County resident and frequent Metrolink rider, I am excited that we are now offering more weekend service along the Ventura County Line,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “Thank you to our freight partners at Union Pacific Railroad and the Ventura County Transportation Commission for working with us to deliver more convenient and flexible train service for Southern Californians. With the two new trains and expanded Sunday service, more people can easily explore the region between Ventura and Los Angeles.”

Metrolink offers a $10 Weekend Day Pass on Saturdays and Sundays that allows for unlimited rides system-wide on the date of purchase. The Weekend Day Pass is a true bargain, especially as each fare-paying adult can bring up to three kids 17 years of age and younger along for free.

Effective July 1, Metrolink will implement the following schedule changes on the VC Line on both Saturdays and Sundays.

New trains:

VC Line train 163 will depart Los Angeles Union Station at 10:31 a.m. and reach the Ventura-East Station at 12:22 p.m.

VC Line train 164 will depart the Ventura-East Station at 4:14 p.m. and reach Los Angeles Union Station at 6 p.m.

Schedule change for VC Line train 162:

VC Line train 162 will depart the Ventura-East Station one hour and 37 minutes later at 1:10 p.m. to offer more rail passenger service options throughout each weekend.

The Metrolink schedule change complements existing Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service and codeshare trains along the VC Line.

People can view the entire VC Line weekend schedule at metrolinktrains.com/vc-weekends.

 The additional trains between Ventura and Los Angeles will also be available on July 4, as Metrolink operates its weekend schedule on specific holidays with service on the Antelope Valley, Orange County, 91/Perris Valley, San Bernardino, Inland Empire-Orange County and Ventura County lines with a $10 Holiday Pass. Metrolink trains will not operate on the Riverside Line on Independence Day.

The $10 Holiday Pass can be purchased on the Metrolink Mobile App or at Metrolink station ticket machines found under "special ticket options," and will apply on Independence Day. The $10 Holiday Pass allows for unlimited rides throughout the system.

People can view the entire Metrolink train schedule at metrolinktrains.com.

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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.