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On Sunday, February 4, 2024 we’re inviting everyone to Take A Seat – Any Seat and ride Metrolink, and Arrow, for free. That’s because it’s Transit Equity Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

Metrolink is committed to providing safe, accessible and affordable transportation for everyone. Simply arrive at the station and board any Metrolink or Arrow train operating that day (no ticket required). LA Metro, OCTA, Riverside Transit Agency and San Bernardino County public transportation providers (including OmniTrans, MBTA, Mountain Transit and Victor Valley Transit) are also offering free rides on Transit Equity Day.

Please note: Transit systems in other counties may require a fare. Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner trains will require a fare. 

Transit Equity Day is a national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring that public transit is a civil right. In 1955, Ms. Parks, an iconic civil rights leader, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in protest and to demand an end to segregation on transit systems.

Everyday Discounts

Don't forget, Metrolink provides everyday discounted fares for students, active military, people living with disabilities, and seniors.



Take advantage of your free ride on Transit Equity Day! Discover diverse destinations accessible via Metrolink, offering convenient transportation and free or low-cost admission, aligning with our commitment to fostering access for all. Below are just a few of the many places you can go.


Transit Equity Day is a celebration of Rosa Parks' standing up for equality for all people who use public transportation. This year, it takes place on Sunday, February 4, in honor of Rosa Parks’ birthday. 

Metrolink along with transit organizations throughout SoCal are banding together to recognize the need to keep public transportation accessible and affordable for everyone. 

Metrolink is offering free rides all day on Sunday, February 4 in honor of Transit Equity Day to help promote equity for all in public transportation. This applies to both Metrolink and Arrow trains.  

No, all rides on Metrolink are FREE on Sunday, February 4. When you arrive at the station, you can board the train without a ticket. 

Metrolink riders can ride any Metrolink train throughout our system for free on Transit Equity Day, February 4. Additionally, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) and Riverside County Transit Authority (RCTC) are providing free transportation throughout their county, which includes transfers from Metrolink to other transit operators. Transit operators in other counties and on other systems may require a fare. Free transfers from Metrolink to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, including codeshare trains, will not apply on February 4.  

Yes, Metrolink is committed to providing safe, affordable transportation for everyone and provides everyday discounted fares for students, children, the disabled, seniors and active military. During special promotions, Metrolink offers free rides so you can see how easy it is to take the train to get to work, school or a fun destination. Learn more about Metrolink everyday discounted fares here.

Please submit request with your ticket or pass information here and we will issue you a promotional code to use on another day.

No, the free rides are only available on Metrolink trains, and on the participating transit operators previously mentioned. Please check with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner about any plans for Transit Equity Day. 

Codeshare and Rail 2 Rail will continue to apply for Metrolink monthly pass holders.