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.
• 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
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.
The Transit Coalition will hold its monthly dinner meeting on
Thursday, May 30, 2013. Learn
more about this event and come on over! Also, take a look our letter to the Metrolink Board on proposed fare increases, advocating for keeping existing or increasing service if the Board approves a fare hike. The Metrolink Board subsequently approved the increase in a special meeting on May 30, 2012.
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.