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Old 04-13-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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LA County needs more interurban light rail lines--rail lines that take people not only from the suburbs to the job centers, but also to the communities in between.

The Metrolink heavy rail system is really only effective for the daily 8-5 commute.

Interurban light rail has the potential to relieve both commuter freeway traffic and surface street traffic.
Hey, I must say that Metrolink has done a wonderful job with what it has. On the San Bernardino line (Metrolinks busiest) they run trains as late as midnight now. Also, the Ventura and OC lines are very well covered with service as far north as Palmdale and East Ventura and as far south as Oceanside. Granted, it would be nice to see them serve West LA areas but, since there are no tracks overthere that is not possible. But, perhaps if Metrolink pushes the freight railroads enough to allow more commuter traffic in the areas it already serves PLUS more incentives for light rail service on the West side, LA would own a vast and (hopefully) very productive rail network. Just look at how successfull the Blue Line is.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Metrolink does a great job for what it is--a commuter heavy rail.

However, Metrolink simply isn't convenient for non-commuters.

The last time I took Metrolink, I drove 4 miles to a station, waited 45 minutes for a train, and paid $8 for a 20 mile train ride.

Metro light rail trains arrive every 5 to 15 minutes, have frequent stops, and only cost $1.50 per ticket.

I think LA County needs more Metro light rail.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Metrolink does a great job for what it is--a commuter heavy rail.

However, Metrolink simply isn't convenient for non-commuters.

The last time I took Metrolink, I drove 4 miles to a station, waited 45 minutes for a train, and paid $8 for a 20 mile train ride.

Metro light rail trains arrive every 5 to 15 minutes, have frequent stops, and only cost $1.50 per ticket.

I think LA County needs more Metro light rail.
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Expo Line to open to the public on Saturday, April 28 | The Source

Possible connection to LAX (Probably via a BRT transfer like in Boston).

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
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