Metrolink Adds Cleaner, Safer Locomotives to Its Fleet

Following the arrival last month of its first low-emission Tier 4 locomotive, Metrolink will begin rolling out 40 new locomotives throughout the Metrolink system in late 2016. The Tier 4 locomotives will reduce particulate matter and nitrogen... read more

Make Metrolink Your Easy Car-Free Beach Train

With convenient service to San Clemente and Oceanside, Metrolink is a great option when considering a trip to the beach. Stations at both locations are within walking distance of the sand and surf. Relax the moment you climb aboard the train with no... read more

All Aboard Metrolink to the San Clemente Ocean Festival

The free San Clemente Ocean Festival returns July 16 and 17 with water sports competitions in swimming, surfing, boating and running and fishing, a pancake breakfast, concert, sand sculpture contest and rubber ducky race as well as the beauty of the... read more

It’s Back! Free Train Rides for Kids on the Angels Express

Time to celebrate summer by taking your kids to the ballgame during July and August, when rides on the Angels Express are free for those 18 and under to all weekday games that begin at 7:05 p.m. For the past few years, fans have made this popular... read more

Metrolink Brings Back Summer

Remember when you were a kid and summer meant fun and freedom, and everything was a lot less expensive? Metrolink is bringing back that carefree feeling with Bring Back Summer, a promotion that encourages exploration of all the amazing destinations... read more

New Audible Warning System Provides Train Alerts for Pedestrians

In 2009, OCTA led an $85 million rail-safety-enhancement program that provided safety improvements to 52 at-grade crossings, and made them eligible for quiet zones effectively helping silence train horns in eight Orange County cities. But one problem... read more

Metrolink Independence Day Service Alert

In observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, there will be no Metrolink service on lines serving Orange County, including the Orange, Inland Empire-Orange County, or Riverside 91/Perris Valley lines. Regular service will operate system-wide... read more

Metrolink Lowers Fares for Shorter Trips

Beginning July 1, some Metrolink riders will pay less for their trips by rail. Originally available only for select ticket types, the $3 “Station-to-Station” fare has been extended to all ticket types. The system-wide fare will decrease the cost of... read more

Metrolink 91 Line Extends 24 Miles to Perris

Beginning June 6, travelers can go all the way to Perris by rail thanks to the 91/Perris Valley Line (91/PV), which will extend Metrolink service on the 91 Line. The line also serves OC residents with stops in Buena Park and Fullerton. The 91/PV is... read more

Angels Express Fans Keep Boarding Numbers High

Fans flocked to Angel Stadium to help their team beat the Dodgers during the Freeway Series and continue to ride the train in record numbers. As of May 30, boardings on the Angels Express were 17,604, compared to 14,476 last year at this point in the... read more

Metrolink Memorial Day Service

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, there will be no service on Metrolink lines serving Orange County, including the Orange, Inland Empire-Orange County, or Riverside 91 lines. Metrolink will operate on its normal weekend schedule on Friday, May 27... read more

Bring Your Bike, Ride Free on Metrolink May 16 to 20

Metrolink will offer free rides during Bike to Work Week from May 16 to 21 to anyone who brings a bike onboard Metrolink. Riders must accompany their bike for the entire trip. This free ride offer is limited to one person per bike.  Every Metrolink... read more

The Dangers of Train Track Selfies

To warn smart phone users of the dangers and illegality of taking selfies while on train tracks, the national nonprofit rail safety education group Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI) has released a new animated video public service announcement (VPSA).... read more

Ride the Train to Fullerton Railroad Days and Save

All aboard, train fans – Fullerton Railroad Days is coming to town April 30 and May 1 at the Fullerton Transportation Center. For the 16th year, the Southern California Railway Plaza Association is offering this free event that celebrates the... read more

Metrolink’s Mobile Ticketing Now Available Systemwide

Metrolink’s mobile ticketing app, which allows riders to purchase their ticket on a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, is now available for all Metrolink trips. A mobile ticketing pilot started in March on Metrolink’s Inland Empire-Orange... read more

Fans Rally to Greet the Angels Express

Baseball fans welcomed the Angels Express back for another season Monday at an opening-day rally at Irvine Station. After enjoying free music, food, and prizes, they jumped aboard Angels Express trains and rode to the Big A in Anaheim to watch the... read more

Going Car Free in OC with Metrolink

Writer Nancy Doyle put together this colorful and family-friendly guide to exploring Orange County without a car and with a little help from the $10 Metrolink Day Pass. So many places in our area are very Metrolinkable, it’s hard to choose just... read more

Metrolink Launches Mobile Ticketing App

Metrolink launched the first version of its mobile ticketing app this month. It allows riders to purchase tickets on a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device and is available in both Google Play and the Apple App stores. While the app is... read more

Celebrate the Return of the Angels Express on April 4

The Angels Express is back! Beginning April 4, the special Metrolink train that takes fans to all Angels weeknight home games starting at 7:05 p.m. returns for its sixth season. The Angels Express drops riders off only a few steps from Angel Stadium... read more

Metrolink's $3 fare Offers Opportunity to Explore Oceanside for a Day

For just a few dollars, this Orange County Register reporter packed in a full day of fun visiting museums, strolling the pier, and enjoying many Metrolinkable destinations using Metrolink’s new $3 station-to-station fare from San Clemente to... read more
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