Metrolink introduces 91 Line weekend service

From our friends at Metrolink:
A New Way to L.A.

Traveling to L.A. and Orange County on the weekends just got easier. Beginning July 5, Metrolink will offer weekend service from Downtown Riverside to L.A. with stops in between at La Sierra, North Main Corona, West Corona, Fullerton, Buena Park and Norwalk. Experience L.A. and beyond like never before with day trips to Chinatown, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Pantages Theatre, L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Universal Studios, L.A. Live, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Old Town Pasadena and much more when you take the 91 Line to L.A. and connect on the Red, Purple, Expo and Gold lines. The 91 Line weekend service offers a new way to see L.A. and experience all that L.A. has to offer.

Due to this schedule change, San Bernardino Line weekend trains (351, 367, 364, 376) will no longer start or end at Riverside-Downtown, also effective July 5.

Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass

Metrolink offers a Weekend Day Pass for only $10. This pass allows a passenger to ride anytime, anywhere systemwide on Saturday or Sunday. The Weekend Day Pass includes free connections to most rail and bus lines throughout Southern California.

Inbound to L.A. Union Station 751 753
RIVERSIDE-DOWNTOWN 7:40 AM 9:00 AM
RIVERSIDE-LA SIERRA 7:50 AM 9:10 AM
NORTH MAIN CORONA 7:58 AM 9:18 AM
WEST CORONA 8:04 AM 9:24 AM
FULLERTON 8:29 AM 9:49 AM
BUENA PARK 8:36 AM 9:56 AM
NORWALK/SANTA FE SPRINGS 8:44 AM 10:04 AM
LA UNION STATION (arrival time) 9:20 AM 10:40 AM

Outbound to Riverside-Downtown

752

754

LA UNION STATION 3:15 PM 7:15 PM
NORWALK/SANTA FE SPRINGS 3:36 PM 7:36 PM
BUENA PARK 3:42 PM 7:42 PM
FULLERTON 3:49 PM 7:49 PM
WEST CORONA 4:13 PM 8:13 PM
NORTH MAIN CORONA 4:20 PM 8:20 PM
RIVERSIDE-LA SIERRA 4:29 PM 8:29 PM
RIVERSIDE-DOWNTOWN (arrival time) 4:52 PM 8:55 PM

10 replies

  1. Are there connecting busses to all these attractions or must day trippers rely on slow and unreliable transit busses? When I visited LA in 2004 I wanted to sample public transportation so I waited over an hour across the street from Union Station on pedestrian un-friendly Alameda for a bus to Inglewood that never arrived.

  2. How can I read a copy of “California Screaming” article? The imbed probably doesn’t work because NEW YORKER online is only available to subscribers.

    • Either buy an issue of the New Yorker, buy a digital subscription or find a copy at the library!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. I don’t know why they cut the 2 SB line trains that started in RIverside. There are a lot of intermediate stops between SB-LA that people in Riverside may have ridden to. The one trade off, the times were lousy and infrequent. Having said that , even the 91 line schedule is poor – it should be 4 trains spread out every 3-4 hours to provide all day service and better connections to the AV line or Amtrak to Santa Barbara.

  4. Steve: I could go to the West End library in my neighborhood to read NEW YORKER article on gentrification backlash in San Francisco, but it has closed to be demolished so more un-affordable housing can be built in Washington, DC.

    Thanks for a great blog. I don’t live in LA now but I did many years ago when my family moved to LA from Detroit in 1959. West Adams was booming with black-owned businesses! Inglewood and Torrance were still all-white and off-limits to people of color.

    I rode streetcars to and from LA High and downtown LA every chance I got though it involved a round-about route that allowed me to see the city when I was only 15. Mostly I miss the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific downtown ticket offices…and the bookstore (where I used to sneak peeks at the little physique and nudist magazines)…when downtown and the Crenshaw District were thriving with small retail and big department stores like May Company and Broadway. The old movie palaces lit up the night with blinking neon lights and you could smell hot buttered popcorn (made with real butter) a mile away.

    Thank God LAUPT is still standing and thriving with bright plans for the future. Union Station was my first introduction to Southern California when I stepped off Santa Fe’s EL CAPITAN into a brave new world and this classic beauty still knocks my socks off. Lucky the station has not been seriously damaged by the many earthquakes in the area..unlike Union Station in Washington, DC which took a big hit when a rare earthquake struck a few years ago. It will take years to restore before the unsightly scaffolding and nets come down.

    Los Angeles High was the most prestigious public high school in the State of California at that time and the Romans were the most racially and culturally diverse student body in the State with equal parts whites, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Japanese-Americans. White flight and the earthquake of 1964 or 68(?) destroyed the distinctive old classroom building and racial balance LA will never see again.

  5. We have a long way to go to have a Regional Rail system as “good” as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco or even Salt Lake City. Southern California needs a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) so that suburban bus and rail service is not held back by parochial local governments. The current services are pathetic. This is not rocket science.

  6. Phantom: LA might be pathetic but it is so much better than most U S cities with little or no decent public transit at all. For instance big Tampa Bay – unlike San Francisco Bay Area – has nothing but slow, infrequent, and unreliable busses that don’t run anywhere near where people want to go.

    Running high speed rail into a city without a fast frequent and comprehensive rail transit system is a total waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

  7. Steve, it’s not clear on the Metrolink web site–does this day-long pass include unlimited access to Metro trains and buses as well? The information there only speaks of making a connection to Metro but doesn’t answer the question whether you can return to Union Station and/or take multiple Metro rides on that pass.

    • Hi Bob;

      I’m told that the answer is yes, the Metrolink weekend pass includes unlimited access to Metro buses and trains.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source