Metrolink running special train service to U2 shows in Anaheim

U2 playing in Texas in 2009. Photo by jdn, via Flickr.

U2 is playing Angel Stadium tonight and Saturday night, with both concerts scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The train is $7 round-trip from Union Station — a good deal — and probably a lot nicer than sitting in traffic on the 5 freeway or the stadium parking lot.

Here is the news release from Metrolink with all the details:

Metrolink Runs Special Trains to the U2 Concert June 17 and 18

Roundtrip tickets only $7

Los Angeles – Metrolink, SoCal’s commuter train service provider, is partnering with LiveNation, the world’s largest entertainment and eCommerce company, to offer affordable transportation options to the sold-out U2 concert at Angels Stadium of Anaheim on Friday, June 17.

“Public transportation makes getting to destinations across the region more affordable and convenient, while helping the environment,” said Metrolink CEO John Fenton. “The price tag is low and riding the train is safe and reliable and keeps people off the roads and out of traffic.”

The Metrolink station in Anaheim is just a short 10 minute walk to Angels Stadium. Metrolink will provide two special round-trip trains on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. A round-trip ticket to Anaheim Station from both L.A. Union Station and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo will be available for just $7.

Train tickets can be purchased at Metrolink ticket vending machines (TVMs).  The special $7 pass can be purchased by selecting “Special Ticket Options” and selecting “Angels Train Pass”.  At TVMs, credit cards, debit and cash are accepted. For more details on getting to the concert via Metrolink go to www.metrolinktrains.com or call 1-800-371-5465 (LINK).

U2 Special Train Schedule:

Southbound

  • Los Angeles Union Station: Departs at 5:50 PM
  • Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs: 6:11 PM
  • Buena Park 6:17 PM
  • Fullerton 6:24 PM
  • Anaheim:  Arrival at 6:33 PM

Northbound

  • Laguna Niguel:  Departs at 5:50 PM
  • Irvine: 5:59 PM
  • Tustin: 6:07 PM
  • Santa Ana: 6:13 PM
  • Orange: 6:18 PM
  • Anaheim: 6:22 PM

Return trips:  Southbound and Northbound trains will leave Anaheim Station 45 minutes after the show ends and return making all stops until reaching L.A. Union Station (Northbound) and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station (Southbound).

ABOUT METROLINK

Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 19th year of operations. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network.

8 thoughts on “Metrolink running special train service to U2 shows in Anaheim

  1. Will there be a final Metro Gold Line train that waits for that train to take passengers back to the Pasadena area?

  2. Hi Nick;

    At this point, it doesn’t appear that there will be any Gold Line trains added (if that changes today I’ll post something). The schedule has the last train leaving Union Station for Pasadena at 11:54 — I’m not sure it’s a great bet that you’ll be back in time for that, given there’s an opening act and U2 will likely play at least two hours (as they did in Pasadena in 2009). My suggestion: if possible, drive and park at Union Station for $6.

    Steve Hymon
    Editor, The Source

  3. Any possibility that the return train will be sold out? If so, will additional trains be scheduled?

  4. Well, apparently, look what happened Friday:

    “U2 special train departing LA Union Station will depart at 6pm today due to heavy volume of passengers boarding the train.” — from Metrolink Twitter update.

    Get there early to ensure a seat.

  5. Gianni,

    Parking at the underground Union Station structure (off of Vignes Street) is $6 for up to 24 hours.

    Enjoy the show,

    Carter Rubin
    Contributing Writer, The Source

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