‘Tis the Season for a Holiday Train Ride to the Festival of Lights

For 25 years, the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside has been delighting visitors with the spectacular Festival of Lights. This holiday season, combine the fun and adventure of a train ride with a journey to this amazing family... read more

Celebrate the Holidays This Weekend in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is a wonderful destination any time of year, but it’s particularly amazing during the holidays. The first weekend in December (Dec. 2-3) is the perfect time to pack up your family and friends, hop aboard a Metrolink train, and... read more

Ridership, On-Time Service Improve on Metrolink Lines

OCTA funds and supervises Orange County service on Metrolink, the regional rail system offering weekday and weekend service to employment and activity centers. Three Metrolink lines operate in Orange County, including the Orange County Line, the... read more

Metrolink Unveils New Locomotives and GPS Tracker

Earlier this month, Metrolink introduced new locomotives that will reduce emissions by up to 85% and result in more reliable train service for SoCal commuters. State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León joined local, state and federal officials... read more

Metrolink’s the Ticket to the Gardening Festival

In Southern California, autumn is the best time to plant everything from flowers to vegetables. Why not get your garden off to the best start possible with advice and ideas at Fall Fest, a family-friendly harvest celebration in San Juan Capistrano... read more

Enjoy Seaside Family Fun with Metrolink

A day-long festival packed with fun, food and sea-related activities, on October 1 Seafest will continue its tradition of delighting families from throughout southern California.  Located in the beautiful seaside city of San Clemente, Seafest is best... read more

September is Rail Safety Month

September is Rail Safety Month in California, so it’s the perfect time to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings and practice safe behavior near trains and at all railroad crossings. Trains are part of life in Orange County. With 34 cities... read more

Rail Station Improvements Benefit Passengers

Thanks to recent improvements, the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station now provides better access and a more comfortable experience for all passengers. Working with the cities of Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo and with the Southern... read more

Catch Pro Football at the L.A. Coliseum with Metrolink

The Metrolink Football Train makes it easy and affordable to travel from Orange County to L.A. for the games. It’s only $10 round trip, and your ticket is good for free Metro Rail connections to the stadium. Avoid traffic and parking expenses and... read more

Ride the Football Train to the L.A. Coliseum

Season two of pro football at the L.A. Coliseum is here, and the best way to get there is on the Metrolink Football Train. Avoid traffic and parking expenses and ride with fellow fans from Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, 91/Perris Valley, and Orange... read more

All Aboard Metrolink for September Fun

The Orange International Street Fair is one of the best things you can do on Labor Day Weekend, but parking is a hassle! Leave the car home and take the train instead. It’s a five-minute walk to all the German/Greek/Italian (plus 13 more... read more

Enjoy Labor Day with Metrolink

On Labor Day, Monday, September 4, Metrolink will provide train service operating on a Sunday schedule. In the past, no train service was available on this holiday. With this extra service, you can leave your car home and take a relaxing ride to San... read more

For Kids, It Doesn’t Get Any Better than a Train Ride and a Ball Game

During August, kids ride free to 14 home games on the Angels Express For Jeff Pallone’s family, snapping a picture on the Angels Express was a natural way to document what the Lake Forest residents often do in the summer – pack up the kids and ride... read more

Summer is Easy When You Take the Train to the Trolley

During the summer, Orange County’s popular beach communities are packed with intriguing possibilities, but they also can be full of traffic and parking hassles. Trolleys in San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, and San Clemente are making it easier to... read more

Kids Ride Free on the Angels Express in July and August

Now is a great time to take your kids out to the ball game. During July and August, kids age 18 and under can ride the Angels Express train for free. To view the 18 games eligible for this offer, click here. The Angels Express, a special Metrolink... read more

Go Metrolink on Independence Day

On Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, Metrolink will offer more service than in previous years so you can leave your car home and take a relaxing train ride. The schedule includes service on the Orange County Line, the 91/Perris Valley Line and the... read more

Ride Metrolink This Summer and Be Rail Safe

As summer activities begin this season, it’s important to remember to be safe around railroad tracks, including those used by the three Metrolink lines that serve Orange County. OCTA is one of five Metrolink member agencies, and administers weekday... read more

June Is a Great Month to Ride the Angels Express

In June, the Angels will play lots of games at home at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.  Our local team will battle the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Seattle Mariners. That’s a lot of great... read more

Lifelong Baseball Fan Loves the Angels Express

During baseball season, OCTA asks riders on the Angels Express to share pictures of their adventures traveling to and from Angel Stadium on the convenient Metrolink train. We received a great shot of Diane Jackson from her daughter, Penni Ebina,... read more

All Aboard Metrolink for Fullerton’s Railroad Days

Train fans mark their calendars each year for the Southern California Railway Plaza Association’s Railroad Days in Fullerton, a free community event honoring the region’s historic connections to railroads. This year, the event will take place May 6... read more
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