Metrolink offers deal on admission to L.A. County Fair along with special stop

Here’s all the info from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency partially funded by Metro:

Metrolink makes going to the L.A. County Fair easy and affordable
Admission and train tickets for only $10 each

LOS ANGELES – Southern Californians can save money and reduce hassle by taking a Metrolink train to the L.A. County Fair. On Saturdays and Sundays, from Sept. 3 until Oct. 2, Metrolink will make a special stop at the Fairplex platform, between the Pomona and Covina stations, on the San Bernardino Line on Saturdays and Sundays.

Metrolink riders can save money by purchasing a $10 adult fair admission ticket (regularly $17) valid for Saturday or Sunday online at Metrolink Rewards ( ). Up to three kids (5 years old and younger) ride free with an adult using a valid Metrolink ticket.

Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Pass is good for unlimited travel on the Metrolink system from 7 p.m. on Fridays until midnight on Sundays. The Weekend Pass also includes free transfers to other regional bus and rail service. Weekend passes can be purchased at ticket vending machines located at any Metrolink station and LA Union Station. Metrolink Monthly Passholders can ride Metrolink trains on the weekend at no additional charge.

To get to the fair, take Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line train to the special Fairplex Platform located at the fair. A free shuttle will take you to the Yellow Gate where a day of fun will begin. Please allow 30-45 minutes to travel to the train station from the Yellow Gate when returning. Click here to see the full train schedule.

Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line runs from L.A. Union Station to San Bernardino and includes stops at the Cal State L.A., El Monte, Covina, Pomona, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Rialto and San Bernardino stations.

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Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 19th year of operations. 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.

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7 replies

  1. “Are you telling patrons of LA Metro to not tell the truth about their children’s age? Golly!”

    No, and it never needs to come on. Children don’t carry IDs. How would you even enforce this? The kid has to obviously be above the age of 5, at least around 7, 8 or 9, to be denied free boarding. Otherwise, we would arguments at fare boxes all the time.

    You are adhering strictly to what the rules say when in practice it doesn’t work like that and it can’t work like that.

    The 720 is so busy at times they don’t even ask for your fare! I’ve seen the bus driver tell people to board from the back just for capacity reasons. You think he went back there and collected fares?

  2. @ Spokker:

    Are you telling patrons of LA Metro to not tell the truth about their children’s age? Golly!

    The fact is there is no excuse for there being one definition of a child (0 to 4) at LA Metro, and another (0 to 5) at SCRRA/Metrolink given their relationship and the fact that so many Metrolink riders immediately transfer to LA Metro rail lines upon arrival at LA Union Station thanks in part to the “free” EZ pass.

  3. Seconding David Murphy.
    A discount AND no hassling with parking on a hot day? (savings will go to snowcone and frozen bananas ;))

  4. Awesome. I took Metrolink to the Fair last year and it’s a great way to go. Their train stop to Fair entrance tram is a great “final mile” solution.

  5. Erik G., what is the world are you talking about?

    “Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail.”

    We are talking about a one year difference in policy, which will probably not be practically different as we generally don’t carry photo ID for our children. The point is, it doesn’t really matter in practice. Who can tell the difference between a four-year-old and a five-year-old anyway?

  6. Always remember that thanks to our disjointed fare policies in Los Angeles County, a child who is five years old travels free on the governed-in-part-by-LA-Metro SCRRA/Metrolink, but must pay the full adult fare on LA Metro!