Ride the Rails for $10

Metrolink offers $10 weekend and holiday fares for adults, and the kids ride free. Where you going?
By CYNTHIA YANG, Staff Writer
Published on Jul 9, 2021

Summer is here and everyone is going somewhere, including you. And if you have a family, you know how expensive that can be.

So how about this? You get up early some Saturday morning, and you and the family catch the Metro Gold Line from the Wherever station in Pasadena or thereabouts, and you take it downtown to Union Station. You catch the 10:50 Metrolink to the San Clemente Pier, and you are on the beach at around 12:30 p.m..

The kids (up to three children 17 years old and under) ride for free, and you and your other opposite parental unit, can ride for just $10 each for the day. The money you save on gas and parking, will buy a pretty swell lunch at any of the nearby eateries .

On holidays such as Labor Day, Metrolink also offers a $10 holiday ticket for unlimited rides for the day. This means that a family of eight could explore a lot of Southern California on Metrolink all day on a weekend or holiday, for just twenty dollars.

Don’t make us do the math.

You can peep all of that information on all the Metrolink promotions right here.

If you would rather travel north, Metrolink recently launched a new weekend service that travels from Ventura County to Los Angeles.

The new Ventura Line Saturday service makes stops in the San Fernando Valley through Burbank and Glendale, back and forth from Moorpark to L.A. Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Riders can enjoy destinations like the Angels Flight Railway, the diverse flavors of the Grand Central Market, and the outdoor community space of Grand Park.

Metrolink trains also have designated areas to hold bikes, surfboards, and picnic baskets, and riders get free transfers to light rail travel on Metro with a Metrolink ticket, extending the opportunities to travel even further.

And because COVID, Metrolink has implemented a series of policies to ensure safe travel aboard any train. From state-of-the-art antimicrobial air filters that kill 99% of bacteria, to the How Full Is My Train? App, to a visible “Clean Care Crew” team that’s constantly wiping down train surfaces, Metrolink is ensuring  that trains can be an alternative to driving by car without compromising safety.

Make your plans now, parental units. www.metrolinktrains.com.

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