Fun in Fullerton Starts with Metrolink

Take a weekend train adventure to a city you’ve probably passed many times but not properly explored. Orange County travelers, meet Fullerton. When you get off at the Fullerton Metrolink Station, you may think you’ve reached your final destination.... read more

Win Free Metrolink Tickets to Swallows Day in Capistrano

Each year on St. Joseph’s Day, tiny swallows begin to arrive at San Juan Capistrano after winging hundreds of miles from Argentina. To celebrate these world-famous birds and the colorful history of the city, San Juan Capistrano rolls out one of the ... read more

Lunar New Year Metrolink Boardings Set Record

Approximately 400 OC residents began their Lunar New Year in a very special way on Feb. 17 by celebrating with OCTA at Irvine Metrolink Station. Next they, boarded Metrolink to journey to the Golden Dragon Parade and Festival in Los Angeles. LA’s... read more

Taking Metrolink May Be Good for Your Health

Studies have shown that taking public transit is good for your heart, a point Metrolink is promoting in February during federally designated American Heart Month. Researchers around the globe from Japan to America found that the use of public transit... read more

From Irvine, Ride the Metrolink Train FREE to LA’s Golden Dragon Parade

Looking for an event the whole family can enjoy? Check out LA Chinatown’s Golden Dragon Parade on Feb. 17. With elaborate decorations and performances by some of the nation’s best Chinese acts, the parade begins at Hill Street at 1 p.m. and ends... read more

Metrolink Mobile App Users Can Transfer Seamlessly to LA Metro Rail lines

For the first time, Metrolink riders who purchase a mobile ticket through the mobile app can transfer to LA Metro Rail lines by simply scanning their phone at locked LA Metro Rail gates. Nearly a third of Metrolink riders transfer to Metro Rail on... read more

5 Kid-Approved Metrolink Things to Do during the Holiday Break

It’s coming up soon – the time of year when school is out, kids are bored, and you’re wondering how to keep your sanity.  These ideas will give you a break and establish your cred as the coolest parent on the block. Hop aboard a Metrolink train for a... read more

‘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
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