(IN SHORT) Metrolink, the regional passenger rail service in Southern California, has collaborated with the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, responsible for managing the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service, to enhance their existing codeshare program. Starting today, passengers with valid tickets for either Metrolink or Pacific Surfliner services can board either train between Los Angeles and Ventura. This expanded reciprocity, operating as a pilot program until June 30, 2024, significantly increases travel flexibility, offering a total of 30 weekday train options between the two regions. The initiative aims to make train travel more convenient and provide greater transit options for riders along Metrolink’s Ventura Line corridor.
(PRESS RELEASE) LOS ANGELES, CA, 2023-Nov-8— /Travel PR News/ — Beginning November 6, 2023, Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ticket holders with origin and destination stations between Los Angeles and Ventura can board either train service.
Metrolink, Southern California’s regional passenger rail service, has partnered with the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service, to expand the existing codeshare program. This new expanded codeshare reciprocity will run as a pilot program currently slated to end June 30, 2024.
“As a Ventura County resident and regular train rider, I am excited that we are now offering both Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner customers more flexibility,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “Thank you to our LOSSAN and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner partners for building synergy between our services to deliver more convenient transit options for riders traveling between Ventura and Los Angeles. I hope we can build on this pilot program and extend similar benefits to riders traveling between Oceanside and Ventura, as we work to expand regional mobility like never before.”
Customers with valid tickets for either rail service now have a total of 30 weekday Metrolink and Pacific Surfliner train options between Los Angeles and Ventura County, making train travel even more convenient along Metrolink’s Ventura Line corridor. There are 14 total trains for rail passengers through that corridor on Saturdays and Sundays. Previously, Metrolink Ventura County Line ticket holders could only ride select Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains between Los Angeles and Ventura.
Pacific Surfliner ticket holders are also able to board 30 Metrolink Antelope Valley Line weekday trains that operate between Union Station and the Burbank-Downtown Station, and another 24 that operate on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Metrolink regional passenger rail service offers reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation throughout Southern California. Metrolink has 545.6 total service line miles and 67 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties connecting people, communities, and businesses and is an essential link in the region’s mobility network. Metrolink’s Arrow service, which launched in October 2022 with nine miles of track and four new stations between San Bernardino and Redlands, provides greater local and regional rail connectivity.
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