Two Itineraries for a Perfect Day in the City of Orange

Imagine a quaint college town packed with antique markets, carefully curated shops, and eclectic food options. That’s the famous Orange Circle in the City of Orange, and it’s a fabulous place to spend a Saturday or Sunday. The best way to start... read more

The Orange Metrolink Parking Structure Is On the Rise

The multi-story structure being built to provide much-needed parking for Orange Transportation Center transit users and Old Towne Orange shoppers and diners is on the rise at the northwest corner of Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue. Crews have... read more

Memorial Day Service on Metrolink

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, Metrolink will operate the same schedule it does on Sundays. Regular weekday service will resume on Tuesday, May 29. On holidays when Metrolink operates the same schedule it operates on Sundays, there is no... read more

Metrolink Day Trip Destination: The City of Orange

It’s no surprise that Orange County’s Favorite Downtown is the Plaza Historic District in City of Orange. This extremely walkable, family-friendly area is packed with excellent shopping and distinctive eateries. It’s also the antique capital of... read more

Stay Safe with Your Bike on the Train

Happy Bike Month! May is a great time to consider using your bike as part of your Metrolink commute. Bikes are allowed on any Metrolink train car and each regular train car can hold three bikes. The special Bike/Board Cars are designed to hold six... read more

Ridership on Angels Express Up by Nearly a Third

As baseball season gets into full swing, fans are heading to Angel Stadium in Anaheim in record numbers aboard the convenient Angels Express. As of April 27, the eighth game day served by this special Metrolink train service, ridership is up 32... read more

The Angels Express is Back!

The Angels Express is back for another great season. For the past 8 years, this special Metrolink train has been the transportation option of choice for thousands of fans because it allows them to enjoy the excitement of live baseball while avoiding... read more

Don’t Miss the Angels Express Rally with Clyde Wright on April 6

Baseball season is back and so is OCTA’s annual fun event celebrating the Angels Express, the special Metrolink train that transports fans to weeknight home games that start at 7:07 p.m. It’s a great way to catch a game without worrying about traffic... read more

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
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