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Metrolink Launches Pass that Lets Students Ride Free

Metrolink has launched a pilot program that allows any student with valid school identification to obtain a pass at no charge and ride anywhere on the Metrolink system for free.

The Student Adventure Pass is made possible through grant funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP), administered by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Students currently account for 17% of Metrolink’s ridership. The new pass will introduce a new generation of potential riders to public transit as a safe and convenient mode of transportation for school, leisure and work.

To take advantage of the program, students can download the Metrolink mobile app, register using their school email address, and verify their account to automatically receive the Student Adventure Pass in their mobile ticket wallet. Alternatively, students can obtain a free Student Adventure Pass at any Metrolink ticket machine.

Students must have valid student identification and be able to present it upon request during fare inspection. Learn more here.