The fare increases, along with some new service, take effect July 1:Metrolink to raise fares, add service
Fare modifications too, including elimination of 10-trip tickets...
"June 28 will be the last day for riders to use Metrolink's 10-trip ticket, which was available for purchase until May 14. The 45-day validity period expires June 29. The Metrolink board voted to eliminate the ticket last year because of widespread fare evasion.
"Starting July 1, the Amtrak 10-trip ticket will no longer be accepted on Metrolink trains as part of the Rail 2 Rail program. The Metrolink and Amtrak monthly pass will be the only ticket types valid for interchangeable travel between the two railroads."
"Also on July 7, Metrolink will resume its popular weekend beach trains. They will operate between Oceanside and San Bernardino. This year, however, the service will continue indefinitely, rather than end in October."
Count me with the above posters who don't believe Metrolink is worthless, though way out here on the Ventura County Line (omitted in the L.A. Times article) we still don't have weekend service.
Metrolink Ventura County Line train 115, in pull mode, crosses Los Angeles Ave. near the end of its commuter run from Los Angeles Union Station to Moorpark, CA, on 7-8-10.
Edited by WhoozOn1st, 20 June 2012 - 05:38 PM.