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Rail 2 Rail® Program Suspended for All Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® Trains During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Tuesday November 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Due to expected high ridership over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Rail 2 Rail® program will be suspended for all Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains between Oceanside and Ventura from Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov.26. The Rail 2 Rail® program will resume on Tuesday, Nov.27.

The Rail 2 Rail® program typically allows Metrolink Monthly Pass holders along the Orange County and Ventura County line corridors to travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains within the station pairs of their pass at no additional charge.

On Thanksgiving Day, Metrolink will offer its Sunday schedule with service on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Orange County lines. The Sunday schedule will also be available on the 91/Perris Valley Line, except for the stations at Riverside-Hunter Park/UCR, Moreno Valley/March Field, Perris-Downtown and Perris-South, where no stops will be made.

There will be no service on the Ventura County and Riverside lines on Thanksgiving Day.

The $10 weekend day pass will be available for purchase on Nov. 22. Regular Metrolink service resumes on Friday, Nov.23.

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Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 25th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by 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. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.