FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 29, 2014
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
The first 100 guests will receive a free round-trip ticket
ORANGE – Orange County residents are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a free Metrolink ride to Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 1 from the Irvine Metrolink Station.
The first 100 guests will receive free round-trip Metrolink tickets to ring in the Year of the Horse at the 115th Golden Dragon Parade.
Tickets will be handed out beginning at 8 a.m. at the Irvine Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway in Irvine.
Free parking, Lion Dance, entertainment and food provided by Champagne Bakery and 85°C Bakery Cafe of Irvine will be available at the station before attendees depart on the 9 a.m. train to Los Angeles Union Station.
Upon arrival at Los Angeles Union Station, all Metrolink tickets are good for a free transfer on the Gold Line to Chinatown to view the parade.
Riders also can take advantage of Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Pass, which allows passengers to ride to any Metrolink destination all weekend long. The pass also includes free rail and bus connections throughout Southern California.
For train schedules and event details, visit www.octa.net/lunar2014.
# # #
Take Metrolink to L.A.’s 115th Golden Dragon Parade
- Take Metrolink train 661 at the station nearest to you.
- Arrive L.A. Union Station at 10:30 a.m.
- Transfer to the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown (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 for the parade.
Returning Home is Easy
- Depart Gold Line Chinatown 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 schedules listed.
For more Metrolink Schedules, click here.
Special Metrolink Passes are Only $10 On Weekends
On weekends, you can ride Metrolink to Los Angeles or anywhere you please for only $10. Metrolink’s Weekend Day Pass is valid system-wide on Saturday or Sunday and is available for purchase at all Metrolink station ticket vending machines that have weekend service.