Here is the news release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency, and here is our post on taking Metro Rail to the parade:
LOS ANGELES – Don’t miss the parade and/or rally for the LA Kings’ historic Stanley Cup win waiting in traffic or searching for a parking spot. Metrolink offers safe, reliable, cost-effective train service to and from L.A. Union Station from across the region. From Union Station, connect to the Metro Red Line and get off at the 7th Street/Metro Center stop to watch the parade from a prime location.
The parade will begin at noon at 5th and Figueroa streets and end at the STAPLES Center. There will also be a rally at the STAPLES’ Center at 2:30 p.m.
Please visit www.metrolinktrains.com for more information on schedules and ticketing options.Tickets are not sold onboard the train. Ticket vending machines and ticket validators are located on Metrolink train platforms. Please purchase a ticket before you board the train and present your ticket to the fare inspector on request. Passengers without a valid ticket are subject to citation and fine.
Directions from L.A. Union Station:
From L.A. Union Station, take the Metro Red or Purple Line to 7th Street /Metro Center Station. Follow the signs to the Figueroa Street exit and go upstairs to the street level. Walk a few blocks south on Figueroa Street to arrive at the parade start at Figueroa and Fifth streets.
If you want to go to the STAPLES Center, take the Metro Red or Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Then go upstairs to the Metro Blue Line and ride free to the Pico/Chick Hearn Station located directly across the street from the STAPLES Center.
ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)
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 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. 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.