Join us in Irvine for a FREE event!
OCTA is kicking off the Lunar New Year with a celebration at the Irvine Station on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8 a.m. Stop by and:
- Spin the prize wheel for a chance to win a Metrolink ticket*
- Enjoy complimentary baked goods courtesy of Eat Cake Cafe and Champagne Bakery
- Watch a Lion Dance performance
- Catch the train after the event and ride to L.A. for the parade
For more information visit www.octa.net/lunar2013.
*A limited supply of free Metrolink tickets will be available. Attendees will each spin the prize wheel once for a chance to win a ticket.
ake Metrolink to Chinatown
After the fun at the Irvine Station, board Metrolink Train 661 to Los Angeles Union Station departing at 9:00 a.m. The train arrives at L.A. Union Station at 10:30 a.m. From Los Angeles Union Station, show your Metrolink ticket and transfer for free to the Metro Gold Line and exit at the Chinatown Station (first stop). Gold Line trains depart every 10 minutes. From the Gold Line station, walk west on College Street, then turn left on N. Broadway to the parade and festival. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m.
Returning Home Is Easy
After the parade and festival, stroll through Chinatown and return to the Gold Line Chinatown Station. Depart Gold Line Chinatown station at approximately 4:00 p.m. and arrive at L.A. Union Station. (Gold Line trains depart every 15 minutes.) Take Metrolink Train 664 from L.A. Union Station at 4:40 p.m. to stations south. Check the schedule below.
Special $10 Weekend Pass
If you can’t make it to the Irvine event, you can still take Metrolink to Los Angeles for the Golden Dragon Parade and Festival. Metrolink offers a Weekend Pass for only $10. This pass allows a passenger to ride anytime, anywhere systemwide from 7 p.m. on Friday through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. The Weekend Pass includes free rail and bus connections throughout Southern California.
How to Purchase the $10 Weekend Pass
The $10 Weekend Pass is available for purchase at all Metrolink Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located at the train station platform starting at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Check our weekend schedule for departure times.