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Ride Metrolink For Free to Attend NASCAR Auto Club 400 Race Sunday, March 18, in Fontana

Wednesday February 28, 2018


All aboard Metrolink trains, powered by state-of-the-art Tier 4 technology, to watch the race!

Metrolink will once again make a special pit stop on the back straight-away at Auto Club Speedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Free round-trip tickets are available to fans who purchase Auto Club 400 race tickets, thanks to the support from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). 

Metrolink will be operating special trains for this race with new state-of-the-art Tier 4 locomotives, which are the cleanest diesel locomotives in the nation. These locomotives are compliant with the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards and will reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 85 percent, resulting in cleaner air for the entire region.

“Thanks to the support of the MSRC and AQMD, Metrolink is excited to offer convenient service to NASCAR fans across Southern California,” said Metrolink Board Chair Andrew Kotyuk. “With Metrolink’s direct service to the Auto Club Speedway, race fans save time, money and stress. Don’t sit in a car to watch race cars, ride Metrolink.”

Limited tickets are available. Three trains will originate from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. The trains will arrive at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana before 10 a.m., leaving fans plenty of time to take part in Auto Club 400 race day activities leading up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race starting at 12:30 p.m. 

Route 1:  Oxnard to ACS




Van Nuys



Rancho Cucamonga

Auto Club Speedway

Route 2:  Lancaster to ACS


Santa Clarita

Sylmar/San Fernando

Downtown Burbank

L.A. Union Station

Auto Club Speedway


Route 3:  Oceanside to ACS


San Clemente



Riverside-La Sierra

San Bernardino

Auto Club Speedway


Race fans only riding special train service can reach the Auto Club Speedway. Metrolink riders can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train. For a complete list of approved carry-in items, please visit

Race fans can join Metrolink and the Auto Club Speedway for “Auto Club Speedway Day” at L.A. Union Station on Thursday, March 1st from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. for a chance to win tickets to the Auto Club 400, Metrolink tickets and other special giveaways and rewards. Fans can also get a free roundtrip ticket if they purchase an Auto Club 400 race ticket and signup in advance at To purchase race and train tickets or for information on the Auto Club Speedway train schedule, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to their website or visit their ticket office. After the limited number of free tickets are depleted, race fans will be able to purchase discounted $19 round trip train tickets. Last year, train tickets sold out.

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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, and 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.