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Old 10-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Location: Perris, Ca
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I live in the IE and planning on driving to Riverside Downtown Metrolink to get to Union Station in Los Angeles for a business trip 1st day of work.

I need honest answers from real people to tell me how the seats are. I've been on those nasty Greyhound buses before. I have taken them from Riverside to Las Vegas and they have absolutely no leg room at all. You are cramped up next to the person next to you - and it is just a little too close for my comfort level.

I know taking the Metrolink to Union Station (Los Angeles) would be about an hour and a half train ride.

Is there leg room to stretch your legs and can you get up and stand or walk? Or would someone tell me "No standing in the aisle, please take your seat".

Never been on Metrolink before so please shed some light on this for me , but I drove to Union Station (Los Angeles) Saturday (Yesterday Oct 11) and it was a longer trip than I had guessed. It took a longer time to get home since the 10 fwy was packed going east.

Please help

Last edited by sandbar3000; 10-12-2014 at 06:07 AM.. Reason: to make it more clear and concise
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:13 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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I find metrolink acceptably comfortable, though not nearly as good as amtrak. It isn't as cramped as a bus and no one has ever asked me to sit down if I stand up and stretch. But I am also not walking all over the train or anything.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:39 PM
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Having both taken Metrolink as well as Greyhound buses, I can tell that there is much more legroom on a Metrolink train than on a Greyhound bus. I haven't seen anyone stand up and just walk around except before entering/leaving stations but I doubt that it be an issue on a train.
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