Reminder: Angels Express service on Metrolink

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

The Angels return home this Friday night to face the Texas Rangers, who the Angels are chasing in the American League West. The Angels are then home all next week against both Kansas City and Baltimore.

Metrolink continues its Angels Express service, offering round-trips from Union Station to Angels Stadium for $7 for all 7:05 p.m. weeknight games. Trains leave Union Station at 5:50 p.m. and then leave Angels Stadium 30 minutes after the end of the game. On Friday nights, trains leave 45 minutes after the game so fans can watch the fireworks without rushing.

The news release from Metrolink is posted after the jump with all the details.

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.

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.

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.

2 replies

  1. This service is awesome. If you can’t get it Union Station in time for the 5:40 train, there is also a train at 6:30 that will get you to the park just after first pitch.

    I’ve taken both the Angels Express and the Dodgers Express bus and to be honest, the train to Angel Stadium has been faster on multiple occasions. I’ll sing its praises all day long (especially as a longtime Angels fan), but this is also a scathing fact for the Dodger Express bus.

    The bus is convenient and is often quick… but too many times fans are stuck on a packed bus for an hour or more on the way to a Dodgers game. I’ve spent 45 minutes, before finally getting off and walking half way. I recently wrote some more about it and some suggestions here (towards the end):
    http://steven-white.com/2012/07/10/a-trip-up-the-coast-dodger-stadium-could-learn-a-thing-or-two/

  2. Why can’t they open up exclusive lanes for the Dodgers Express bus? Give it some areas to bypass the thousands of cars.