Metrolink: Much To Praise, Much Still To Fix.


By Noel T. Braymer

A current Metrolink Route map also showing LA Metro transit rail lines. The white line shows the Pacific Surfliner route operated by Amtrak.

Over the last 2 years or so there has been much to praise about Metrolink. New Tier 4 low emission Metrolink Locomotives will soon be in service. This promises to improve on time performance and quality of service. Starting this summer Metrolink has been expanding instead of reducing service on holiday weekends. This is a first step for attracting more discretionary travel on Metrolink and increasing badly needed revenue. Getting people to ride for a first time will hopefully lead to more people riding Metrolink regularly. Not that long ago breakdowns with the ticketing machines which are over 20 years old was a constant problem. Since then in record time Metrolink under new management introduced on line ticketing which even Amtrak already had…

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