Metrolink to offer "Rail Series" connection to Angels/Dodgers games

Metrolink is offering special round trip service from Orange County to Union Station next Monday and Tuesday as the Dodgers take on the Angels. There will be station events featuring Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and former players Jay Johnstone and Bob Boone.

Here’s the full press release from Metrolink with all the details.

Metrolink will provide special round-trip service between Oceanside and Los Angeles on Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28 as fans travel to Dodger Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim square off.

The Rail Series service will be highlighted with Metrolink station events, including an appearance in Fullerton on Monday by Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda. The legendary former manager of the Dodgers is scheduled to be at the station beginning at 2 p.m. and will subsequently ride the train to Los Angeles Union Station.

The day’s festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with an appearance by 20-year Major Leaguer Jay Johnstone at the Irvine Metrolink Station. The two-time World Series champion and former Angels and Dodgers outfielder will also board the train heading to Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, Orange County Line train 609 will bring fans from Oceanside to Union Station, while a special train will be offered for passengers to their return destination.

Former Angels catcher Bob Boone will be at the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station Tuesday to meet fans at 3:15 p.m. and ride the train to Union Station.  Boone was a four-time All Star and a seven-time Gold Glove Award winner during his career with the Philadelphia Phillies, the California Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

The station events will also highlight special Dodger and Angels attractions including a pitching inflatable, a spin wheel, photo opportunities and autograph signings.

Fans are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item donation for Second Food Harvest for a chance to win free Metrolink tickets and other prizes. This event is sponsored by Metrolink and Orange County Transportation Authority.

All Little League and other youth baseball players who are dressed in their team uniforms can ride free with a fare paying adult.

Metrolink tickets will be available the day of the event at Orange County Line stations. Adult round-trip tickets are just $7, while senior/disabled and youth (ages 6-18) tickets are just $6 and $4, respectively. Children ages 5 years and under ride free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the game only, while no advanced ticket sales are available from the Metrolink ticket vending machines (TVM). For complete ticket and train schedule information click here.

The May 27 Rail Series special train is the only Metrolink service offered on Memorial Day, with the exception of a pair of round-trip Antelope Valley Line trains.

The special Metrolink train service will complement the Dodger Stadium Express buses operated by Metro from L.A. Union Station to Dodger Stadium and back. Passengers can ride the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle for free with their Dodger game ticket or show their train ticket.

Metrolink is partnering with the Angels, the Dodgers, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), Metro, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the City of Fullerton to provide transportation to the Rail Series.


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.

5 replies

  1. “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” — wahat a joke! Why not the “Orange County Dodgers of Chavez Ravine? Maybe our OC buses should be run by the Los Angeles Transportation Authority of Santa Ana.

    • Hi Alex,

      I personally wouldn’t have a problem with it, but the name was coined by Metrolink, so it’s what I have to go with.

      Anna Chen
      The Source, Writer