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Why Metrolink MAX?

Los Angeles County and Southern California continue to lag in making Metrolink more convenient to the passenger. To the south, Orange County will have Metrolink trains running every 30 minutes very soon. With some modest track improvements, the same kind of service can be brought to the San Fernando Valley, Downtown L.A., the Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley and southeast L.A. County.

The Transit Coalition aims to increase Metrolink train frequencies in the Southland to 30 minutes between trains, including late at night and weekends, through our Metrolink MAX campaign with through service at L.A. Union Station. Imagine having a fast, reliable, cost-effective and productive regional public rail system all throughout Southern California. This can be a reality with your help!

Metrolink Simplified Network

The plan is simple; Metrolink can increase revenue by changing from a "segment" system to a "corridor" system. Instead of having all routes begin and end in Union Station the segments are combined to create larger corridors. The segments that currently end in Oceanside and Montalvo would be combined as would the current red, green and blue segments. Basically, the lines would continue through Union Station after a stop instead of just terminating there.

Metrolink Max's mission is to empower you to fight for trains every 30 minutes along the Ventura County, San Bernardino and Antelope Valley Lines with through service at L.A. Union Station! Metrolink MAX would yield many great benefits that cannot be attained while Metrolink service remains segmented and rush-hour-oriented.

Video Gallery

YouTube: 11/30/2010 - A second visit by Metrolink CEO John E. Fenton
YouTube: 5/30/2010 - Meet John E. Fenton, Metrolink's new CEO
YouTube: 3/23/2010 - Metrolink Simplified Network Discussion

Act Now!

As a first line of action, we need you to write a letter to the Metro Board that shows your support of 30-minute headways and corridor-based runs on Metrolink trains from Chatsworth to Laguna Niguel and elsewhere. For greater ease, you can also fill out postcards and send them off to your respective four Metro Board members. Your letters can instill interest in regional rail by bringing it to the attention of transportation leaders.

You can also download, print, cut and distribute these postcards for Ventura County Line and Antelope Valley Line users, addressed to Metrolink Boardmembers and asking them to preserve service. You can even complete this online petition.

Visit Us!

The Transit Coalition will hold its monthly dinner meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Learn more about this event and come on over! Also, take a look at a video of our October 17, 2013, Transit Coalition Dinner Meeting, featuring Metrolink CEO Michael DePallo, who gave a presentation on various safety and customer initiatives the agency is underaking.

Note: Metrolink MAX is not affiliated with Metrolink (Southern California Regional Rail Authority) or Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority). For transit riders needing trip planning or customer service, please visit their respective websites for commuting information.

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