Popular Metrolink $7 Angels Express Train service returns for 2012 season

Angels Stadium. Photo by Kwong Yee Cheng, via Flickr creative commons.

Here’s the news release from Metrolink:

New special service from downtown Riverside added this year, service from Los Angeles and Orange County to continue

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink and the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) popular $7 round-trip Angels Express Train service is set to kick off again for the 2012 baseball season beginning April 2.

The Angels Express provides service to all weekday home games starting at 7:05 p.m. from Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo or L.A. Union Station to Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, service is being introduced this season from Riverside-Downtown to the Anaheim Station (via transfer at the Orange Station) for all Friday Angels home games starting at 7:05 p.m.

Fans can enjoy the convenience of taking the train to the Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot without the hassle of sitting in traffic and paying up to $20 for parking. Last year more than 20,000 baseball fans took advantage of the safe, affordable and reliable transportation to games.


“Following last year’s successful launch, we highly recommend that Southern Californians take advantage of the Metrolink service to save time and money while having a positive impact on the environment,” said OCTA Chairman and Metrolink Board Member Paul Glaab, who is also the mayor of Laguna Niguel.

Metrolink Angels Express Trains will depart from the station 30 minutes after the end of each game. On Friday nights, the Angels Express Trains will be leaving 45 minutes after the game, allowing riders to enjoy the post-game fireworks. For all Angels Express Train schedules, click here.

Metrolink Angels Express tickets are $7 round-trip for adults, $6 for seniors/disabled, $4 for youth (ages 6-18) and free for children ages 5 and under accompanied by a paying adult. Special Angels Express Train tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines at Metrolink stations, or through OCTA.

For a limited time only, Angels fans can receive a complimentary Angels game ticket voucher with the purchase of a Metrolink Angels Express Train ticket through OCTA. Vouchers will be available beginning March 26. Click here for more information about the Angels game ticket voucher. Tickets purchased at Metrolink ticket vending machines are not redeemable for the voucher offer.

This service is a partnership of Metrolink and OCTA in cooperation with the Riverside County Transportation Commission, Metro and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, which provides funding to projects that remove motor vehicles from the roadways resulting in reduced emissions.

For more information on Metrolink, including train schedules and upcoming promotions, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.  For information about the Anaheim Angels or season tickets, please visit the team’s website.

ABOUT METROLINK

Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 19th year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authoritymade 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. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the seventh largest based on annual ridership.

One thought on “Popular Metrolink $7 Angels Express Train service returns for 2012 season

  1. I love this service! Being an Orange County native and Angels fan now living in Downtown (and also enjoying the Dodgers games here and there), I found it so convenient to jump on the train at Union Station and arrive right at the stadium.

    I only wish it would be run on weekends as well, as I (and others) aren’t always able to make it to weeknight games. I guess because there’s (sometimes, theoretically) less traffic on weekends they don’t think the ridership will be there?

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