Here’s the news release from Metrolink:
Metrolink to double Antelope Valley Sunday Service
Change Designed to Improve Connectivity with Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino counties
LOS ANGELES – Twice as many Metrolink trains will provide Sundayservice on the Antelope Valley line beginning Aug. 17 with an increase from six to 12 trains, officials of the regional commuter rail service announced today. The service enhancement is designed to improve connectivity with trains going to and from Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The additional service is funded by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
“Doubling the number of Sunday trains on the Antelope Valley Line is in response to the growth in ridership of Metrolink service,” said Metrolink CEO Michael DePallo. “Passengers will be able to easily transfer at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to their destinations in Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties and get back on convenient schedules.”
Currently, Metrolink services the Antelope Valley line with 12 trains on Saturday and six on Sunday. Starting Aug. 17, there will be three morning departures and three in the afternoon from the Antelope Valley with all trips ending at Union Station. There will be six departures from Union Station on the Antelope Valley Line with two in the morning and four in the afternoon and evening.
The schedule change on Saturday and the expansion of the Sunday service will allow passengers transferring to and from Amtrak, and Metrolink’s Orange County or San Bernardino lines reduce wait times and expand connectivity.
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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.
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