Take Metrolink to the Tournament of Roses; 2-for-1 tickets this weekend

Here’s the news release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency serving the Greater Los Angeles region:


Metrolink’s 2-For-1 Promotion Continues Through Dec. 30 and on Jan. 2 for the Rose Bowl Festivities

Los Angeles – For those planning to attend the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade® and other festivities in Pasadena, there is no easier way to get there than Metrolink and Metro.

On Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 Metrolink will be running service on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines. For the San Bernardino Line, Metrolink will operate a modified Sunday schedule and will have an early morning San Bernardino Line train to serve the Rose Parade. The train that serves the Rose Parade departs Riverside-Downtown at 5:30 a.m. and San Bernardino at 6:05 a.m., makes all station stops into Los Angeles and arrives at Union Station at 7:35 a.m. The Antelope Valley line will operate a regular Sunday schedule.

Metrolink is offering a 2-for-1 promotion on all trains on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines all day on Jan. 2. Buy any One-Way or Round-Trip Ticket on Metrolink and the second person rides for free. When transferring to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Gold Line, the second non-ticketed customer will be required to purchase a Metro ticket to ride the Gold Line. A Metrolink ticket will be honored as a free transfer to Metro’s Gold Line.

Please click here to see Metrolink’s Jan. 2 schedule and get more information on the 2-for-1 promotion.

Southern Californians do not have to wait until Jan. 2 to take advantage of the 2-For-1 promotion. Until Dec. 30, Metrolink is offering a 2-for-1 off-peak special that allows two people to ride for the price of one. The promotion is valid Monday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with the purchase of a roundtrip or one-way ticket. Click here to learn more about Metrolink’s off peak 2-for-1 promotion.

Metro will run the Metro Red, Purple and Gold lines throughout the night of Jan. 1-2 to enable revelers to get an early place along the parade route. Metro will also run frequent Gold Line schedules to provide numerous transportation options for those attending the festivities. After 2 a.m. New Year’s Day, attendees can purchase a $1.50 one-way fare if only riding the Metro Gold Line or a $5 Metro Day Pass if riding more than one line.  The Day Pass allows for unlimited Metro System rides that day. Patrons can purchase their ticket at their initial boarding station. For more information on Metro’s service for the festivities, please visit www.metro.net.

Getting to the Rose Parade

·         Once you arrive at Union Station via Metrolink, transfer to the Metro Gold Line

·         Get off the Gold Line at the Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake or Allen Station

·         Take a short walk to the parade route.

Getting to the Rose Bowl Game

·         Once you arrive at Union Station via Metrolink, transfer free to the Metro Gold Line

·         Get off at the Memorial Park Station in Pasadena

·         Follow the signs for the free shuttles provided by VIZIO.

For more information on Metrolink, including holiday service and schedules, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.


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 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. 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.