Free Rides on California Clean Air Day
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, we’re making it easy for you to take the train by offering free rides all day throughout our system in celebration of California Clean Air Day.
California Clean Air Day is an annual call to action for California residents to do what we can to improve air quality and protect public health. With motor exhaust being a leading cause of air pollution in Southern California, residents can take environmentally friendly steps to improve air quality and overall public health by using public transportation to decrease carbon emissions.
To ride, simply get your free ticket for the day. People who have downloaded and verified their account on the Metrolink mobile app before October 2 will receive a free round-trip ticket to be used on October 4. The app is free to download on the Apple Store and Google Play. All mobile app tickets must be activated before boarding. For those who prefer a paper ticket, use the promotional code CLEANAIR23 on any Metrolink ticket machine to obtain your free ticket.
We believe taking cars off the road benefits our planet. By leaving your car behind and choosing the train, you're contributing to a healthier Southern California by reducing traffic and your carbon footprint. Metrolink is offering free rides on California Clean Air Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, to encourage people to take the train, skip traffic and enjoy a comfortable, convenient, and stress-free ride with friends or family.
Yes. There are two ways you can redeem your free ticket:
- Get your free Metrolink paper ticket at any Metrolink ticket machine on Clean Air Day on October 4, 2023, by entering promo code CLEANAIR23. Limit one promo ticket per transaction.
- Download and register an account on the Metrolink mobile app by October 1, 2023. We will send a complimentary California Clean Air Day ticket to verified accounts on October 2, 2023. Current mobile app users with an active account do not need to do anything and will receive the complimentary Earth Day mobile ticket automatically.
Free rides will be offered all day on Clean Air Day (October 4, 2023) on all scheduled Metrolink trains. Plan your trip and see the latest train times at metrolinktrains.com/schedules.
Pass holders will not be reimbursed for prepaid passes. Take advantage of the free ride and purchase your 7-Day Pass on the next day you plan to travel.
Seats on Metrolink trains are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do expect an increase of passengers for the day and some trains may have standing room only.
Bike space is limited. Traditional passenger cars hold up to 3 bikes, and our modified bike cars hold up to 11 bikes. We suggest arriving early to secure space for your bike.
Yes, your free Metrolink ticket on California Clean Air Day, October 4, 2023, includes access to codeshare Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains and free transfers on most connecting transit. Learn more at metrolinktrains.com/connections.
Yes. Your free Metrolink ticket includes access to codeshare Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains. You must print or activate your free Metrolink ticket before boarding the train.