Metro will be running enhanced service on the Gold Line for the Tournament of Roses events January 1, and Metrolink riders can connect with the Gold Line at Union Station. Here’s the press release from Metrolink:
Limited service offered on Christmas Day, modified schedule offered on New Year’s Day
Metrolink will operate a Sunday schedule on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, and operate a modified schedule on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, which will allow people to attend the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade® in Pasadena.
The 125th Rose Parade®, themed “Dreams Come True,” will feature floral floats, equestrian units and marching bands.
To serve the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, the first train on Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line will operate a modified Sunday schedule, departing Riverside-Downtown at 5:30 a.m. and San Bernardino at 6:10 a.m. making all station stops. Train 349 will arrive at L.A. Union Station at 7:45 a.m.
On the Antelope Valley Line, the first train will depart Lancaster 45 minutes earlier, at 5:40 a.m., arriving at L.A. Union Station at 7:40 a.m.
From L.A. Union Station, passengers can transfer without additional charge to the Metro Gold Line and get off at the Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake or Allen stations. The parade route is just a short walk from the stations.
Metrolink passengers going to the 100th Rose Bowl Game® between Michigan State and Stanford can take the Gold Line from L.A. Union Station, stopping at the Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. Free shuttles to the stadium will be available.
For details on Metrolink’s holiday service, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
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