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

Metrolink is committed to providing safe, accessible and affordable transportation for everyone. All you have to do is simply arrive at the station and board the train (no ticket required) for system-wide Metrolink service. LA Metro, OCTA, NCTD 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. 

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. 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.

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

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

Metrolink will be offering free rides all day on Saturday, February 4, for Transit Equity Day to help promote equity for all in public transportation.

No, all rides on Metrolink are FREE on Saturday, 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) and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) is providing free transportation throughout their county, which includes transfers from Metrolink to other operators such as busses. Other transit operators in other counties and on other systems may require a fare.

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.

Can I ride for free on an Amtrak codeshare train on Transit Equity 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 their plans for Transit Equity Day. 
Transit Equity Day - Free rides on Metrolink on Friday, February 4, 2022 in honor of Rosa Parks Birthday.