Metro will be hosting Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express and ABC7’s “Spark of Love” Toy Drive on Friday, Nov. 16 at Union Station. All commuters traveling through Union Station that evening are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate at platform 7 (tracks 13 and 14), where they’ll also get to see the dazzling holiday train, Santa, live music and more.
The Metro Express band will provide entertainment in the East Portal from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. prior to the train’s arrival. LAFD firefighters will be stationed at the entrance to platform 7 to collect toy donations.
The Holiday Toy Express pulls into the station at 5:45 p.m. and will stay for one hour. It will depart Union Station at 6:45 p.m. and arrive in Chatsworth at 8:15 p.m., so those who take the Metro Orange Line to Chatsworth will also have a chance to see the train and donate a toy.