Hitch a free ride on Metrolink to Chinatown this Chinese New Year

For those living in Orange County, Metrolink is providing an easy way to travel to the Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown. The first 100 people to arrive at the Irvine Station at 8 a.m. on January 28 will get a free roundtrip Metrolink ticket to Union Station. From there, it’s a short walk or a one-stop ride on the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown.

Free food and entertainment will be provided at Irvine Station for those waiting to hop on a train to downtown Los Angeles. After the parade, feel free to stay for the Lunar New Year festivities, or take the opportunity to Metro somewhere else and make a weekend of it.

The Metrolink ticket will be good on the Gold Line to Chinatown, but if you want to pick up a free gift at the Chinatown BID event info booth, you’ll have to show a valid Metro Pass or Rail ticket. Follow the link for more information on Metrolink’s offer and train schedule, and I look forward to seeing you OC-ers there!

3 replies

  1. “if you want to pick up a free gift at the Chinatown BID event info booth, you’ll have to show a valid Metro Pass or Rail ticket”

    How about those who used the Gold Line using TAP? Will you have TAP readers to show that we got there by TAP-ing?

  2. Hello,

    TAP cards will count as a valid Metro Pass. Riders using TAP will only need to show their TAP card to receive the free gift.

    Anna Chen
    Contributer, The Source