Reminder: more Metrolink weekend service between L.A. Union Station and Oceanside

A Metrolink train in San Clemente. Photo by Loco Steve, via Flickr creative commons.

With the hot weather, here’s a reminder that Metrolink is running more trains this summer on its Orange County line between Los Angeles Union Station and Oceanside. The second-to-last stop is literally right next to the beach in San Clemente.

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There’s also increased service between the Inland Empire and Orange County.

Here’s the news release from Metrolink that was issued earlier this month:

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink launched an additional round-trip from Riverside to Laguna Niguel and back on the Inland Empire-Orange County line, today. Also, a pair of additional trains began operation between Laguna Niguel and Fullerton on the Orange County Line.

Starting Saturday (July 8), 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 seasonal weekend beach train will also make its debut on Saturday, operating between Oceanside and San Bernardino. However, this year the service will continue indefinitely, rather than stopping service in October.

In observance of Independence Day, Metrolink will suspend service on Wednesday, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to L.A. Union Station and back.

Traditionally, holiday ridership in the Antelope Valley region has been significant as individuals utilize the service to visit attractions in downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood on July 4.

Regular service will resume system-wide on Thursday, July 5.

For details on all Metrolink schedules and other initiatives, please visit


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.

6 replies

  1. Ah, thanks… the plural makes it seem like the mean “on each of the weekend days.” Metrolink service still isn’t very useful for OC on the weekends… wish there was at least one later evening train. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone come visit me using the $10 weekend pass and still had to buy an Amtrak ticket back to OC. Their rail-to-rail is great for monthly pass holders, but it makes single riders face the low frequency on the OC line.

  2. “on the weekends” means combined Saturday and Sunday. Two on Saturday and two on Sunday.

  3. now if we can get metrolink to run the ventura county line some during the weekend I’ll be very happy.