Here’s the news release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency funded in part by Metro:
LOS ANGELES – On Monday July 2, Metrolink will add an additional round-trip from Riverside to Laguna Niguel and back on the Inland Empire-Orange County line. There will also be an additional train between Laguna Niguel and Fullerton on the Orange County Line. Minor schedule adjustments will be made as well.
Starting the weekend of July 7, Metrolink will add four round-trip trains on its Orange County Line between Los Angeles Union Station and Oceanside on the weekends. This allows riders from across Southern California to take advantage of the $10 Weekend Pass to visit destinations in Orange County such as Disneyland and the many beautiful beaches.
Metrolink’s wildly popular weekend seasonal beach trains will also make their debut on July 7, operating between Oceanside and San Bernardino. However, this year the service will continue indefinitely, rather than stopping service in October.
Additionally, a seven percent average system-wide fare increase will go into effect on July 1. Monthly Pass holders will begin to see the new fares when they purchase their July passes beginning on June 15. The impact to riders varies depending on where they are traveling to and from and the type of ticket. Please visit www.metrolinktrains.com for more information.
June 28 will be the last day for riders to use a Metrolink 10-Trip Ticket. The 10-Trip ticket was available to purchase up to May 14, 2012. The 45-day validity period to use the ticket expires on June 29. The Metrolink Board voted to eliminate the 10-Trip ticket in May of 2011 due to widespread ticket evasion associated with the 10-Trip Ticket.
Starting July 1, the Amtrak 10-trip ticket will no longer be accepted on Metrolink trains as part of the Rail 2 Rail program. Metrolink and Amtrak Monthly Pass holders will be the only ticket types valid for interchangeable travel between station pairs on a pass.
For more information about Metrolink service, schedules, promotions and fares, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
*Additional trains are pending approval on June 22 by the Metrolink Board of Directors.
ABOUT METROLINK (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.