Metrolink posts record-setting Thanksgiving ridership

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

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink experienced record ridership this Thanksgiving holiday. Operating the same number of trains as last year, Metrolink reported 4,448 Thanksgiving Day riders; a 36 percent increase from 2011.

On Thanksgiving, a Sunday schedule offered 20 trains on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley Lines.

Regular service resumed the day after Thanksgiving. Metrolink reported a record 15,019 boardings for the Friday following the holiday, compared to 13,350 last year.

Passengers were able to utilize an extended $10 Weekend Pass beginning Wednesday. This was a special offer for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend only.

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Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 20th 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.