So…the Rams didn’t exactly start the season looking great. But hey — those with long memories may recall the Raiders were shut out three weeks in a row in 1981 and still managed to finish 7-9. So life goes on and the Rams are set to open at home this Sunday versus the Seattle Seahawks, who struggled to beat Miami in their opener.
Kickoff at the Coliseum is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Most of the Go Metro info has already been covered in previous posts, but here are some updates that should be relevant to your interests:
- Parking will NOT be available at Expo/Crenshaw Station. The lot is leased from West Angeles Church and is closed for service on Sundays. To park and ride, consider Culver City Station or La Cienega/Jefferson Station which have free parking. Paid parking is available at 17th/SMC, Expo/Bundy, and Expo/Sepulveda; the fee is $2 for transit users. To find parking elsewhere on the Metro Rail system, click here.
- Make sure to follow @metrolosangeles on Twitter. We issue updates when lots fill up.
- Metrolink is running special service to Rams games. Buy a Metrolink $10 weekend day pass and take the San Bernardino, Orange County, Antelope Valley and 91/Perris Valley lines to Union Station; transfer to the Red/Purple Line to 7th/Metro, then catch the Expo Line to the Coliseum. Your Metrolink ticket is good for free transfers onto Metro.
- This isn’t new but it bears repeating: load your TAP card with $3.50 stored value before starting your trip! Those return lines can be a big pain in the you-know-what.
Expo trains will be running every six minutes before and after the game. Use Expo Park/USC Station or Expo/Vermont Station. Both are an easy five- to 10-minute walk to the Coliseum.
Another option is the Silver Line. Use the 37th St/USC Station, which is about a 10-minute walk to the Coliseum. You need to have a TAP card to ride the Silver Line and the fare is $2.50 per ride.
To help alleviate post-game crowding at stations and minimize boarding delays, those heading back toward Santa Monica should board at Expo Park/USC Station. If you’re returning to DTLA, please board at Expo/Vermont Station. See the above map.
And one last reminder about the clear bag policy at the Coliseum. See graphic below and read up on the the Coliseum’s clear bag policy here.
Categories: Go Metro
The Rams may not be in contention yet, but at least their fans know how to take public transit *here*.
By contrast, VTA is fumbling the ball: http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/VTA-49ers-express-train-tickets-sales-9217741.php
Hmm. It would appear that the 49ers did some mutton-busting last night.
(Way too much fuss over a lousy 25 cents.)