Metrolink adding service between L.A. and Chatsworth during 405 closure

Here's the news release from Metrolink, the commuter rail agency partially funded by Metro:

Los Angeles – Metrolink is adding seven round-trips on its Ventura County line, between Los Angeles and Chatsworth, to provide Southern Californians with more public transportation options during the second closure of Interstate 405. This service is in addition to regularly-scheduled trains on the Antelope Valley, Orange County, Inland Empire-Orange County and San Bernardino lines. Metrolink's popular $10 Weekend Pass provides riders unlimited system-wide travel privileges from Friday at 7 p.m. until the last train on Sunday night.

Special Ventura County Service will operate Chatsworth to Los Angeles Union Station, with stops in between at Glendale, Downtown Burbank, Burbank – Bob Hope Airport, Van Nuys and Northridge.

During the first closure of the 405, Metrolink experienced record weekend ridership and weekend pass sales. This year, there are even more reasons to ride Metrolink. Metrolink and Los Angeles World Airports have a partnership that allows Metrolink Monthly Passholders with a boarding pass to ride the Flyaway for free on the day of their flight. Additionally, Metrolink recently launched a retention program in line with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) “Eat, Shop, and Play Locally” theme that allows partnering businesses to offer discounts to Metrolink riders. This allows Metrolink to support local businesses, while rewarding the loyalty of valued customers. Please visit for a list of participating businesses.

Riders can also connect to Metro buses and light rail at no additional charge to access destinations along their extensive network. To view all of Metro's special destination discounts for the Carmageddon Weekend and other event information available, please visit

Metrolink's Carmageddon weekend schedule can be found below or online at


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8 replies

  1. Will the Ventura County Line fare machines issue weekend passes? Last year on Thanksgiving Friday they did not.

  2. It’s really useless if the metrolink train starts from union station to chatsworth you can just take the red line then connect to the orange line in north hollywood and espicially theres more service and cheaper too

  3. weekend service on veturna metrolink
    its a shame metrolink doesnt have weekend service ventura line
    althought there is no direct service on the riverside or 91 line
    expect if you change train in orange

  4. rebuttal to ad
    but now the orange opertares to chatsworth station so it would be a two seat ride from chatsworth to downtown la
    the orange line to north hollywood then redline into LA via hollywood
    last year the orange line didnt go to chatsworth

  5. AD:
    Since the Metrolink schedule is only running into Chatsworth, you could easily take the Red Line at Union Station to the Orange line to Chatsworth, and that runs until 2AM. 🙂

  6. The Metrolink schedule is similar to the weekday schedule, which means it is just as useless. If 6pm last call is too early for weekdays, than it is too early for weekends (without even considering the hour+ time between trains). I have downtown plans that weekend and will be driving; no public transit option exist.

  7. No mention of the Expo line as a plus since Carmageddon I. Metrolink to Red/Purple to Expo can provide a nice alternate.