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Old 04-30-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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OCTA has a day pass that includes unlimited rides on Metrolink within Orange County. The cost is ony $7. the only problem is that it is limited to Orange County. Could we possibly see a system wide day pass? The $10 weekend pass can be used on the entire system. Why is the day pass limited?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Probably because the northbound morning trains get pretty crowded by the time people board at Fullerton. Same principle with the southbound afternoon trains; they're quite crowded between L.A. and Fullerton.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Simple solution - run more trains!

Maybe we could finally get that OC Green Line extension.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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They've cut trains because of ridership already
And OC Green Line ain't happening if they can't even get the Green Line extended to the Santa Fe Springs Metrolink station because of NIMBYs
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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And OC Green Line ain't happening if they can't even get the Green Line extended to the Santa Fe Springs Metrolink station because of NIMBYs
What a shame. An extension to John Wayne airport is only 30 miles and could serve Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, The Block, Main Place Mall, and South Coast Plaza. The extension would only be a few miles longer than the Blue Line, but would probably have twice the ridership.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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Realistically, that type of extension really isn't a good idea since the Metrolink line runs the same route more or less. Improved shuttles would be better options. Irvine has a nice shuttle system from their Metrolink stations, and I would assume they service John Wayne. Some of those other locations are somewhat close to Metrolink stations, but not walking distance. Downtown Fullerton and Old Town Orange are serviced, though, as is Angel Stadium and The Pond.

Honestly, I'd prefer a rail line connecting the Blue Line to the Irvine Spectrum Metrolink station(and all the way up to the South Bay Green Line termination point, which was another planned idea that never came to fruition). Busiest freeway in the US is the 405 at the 405/605/22 interchange(380k vehicles per day), yet there is no mass transit except busses anywhere near it, and the main bus line that services that area for OCTA(42 and 42A I believe) does a HUGE loop from Seal Beach through east Lakewood all the way around through Santa Ana making it impractical for commuting.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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Recently I bought a one way ticket from Irvine to L.A. on Metrolink. It included a free transfer to the L.A. MTA system (where I used it for a subway as well as a bus within L.A.) That was very convenient. I thought this also was valid on the Metrolink day pass. Is this not the case?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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Recently I bought a one way ticket from Irvine to L.A. on Metrolink. It included a free transfer to the L.A. MTA system (where I used it for a subway as well as a bus within L.A.) That was very convenient. I thought this also was valid on the Metrolink day pass. Is this not the case?
According to the Metrolink site, as long as you have a valid Metrolink ticket for that date, you have free use of LA Metro busses and trains(except Express services). No direct transfer is required. So it sounds like any ticket, be it a one way, a day pass, or a monthly will work as long as the date is on the ticket?(never used it, no idea how tickets work)
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Realistically, that type of extension really isn't a good idea since the Metrolink line runs the same route more or less. Improved shuttles would be better options. Irvine has a nice shuttle system from their Metrolink stations, and I would assume they service John Wayne. Some of those other locations are somewhat close to Metrolink stations, but not walking distance. Downtown Fullerton and Old Town Orange are serviced, though, as is Angel Stadium and The Pond.
Metrolink service is limited and is much more expensive. It doesn't run late at night and the frequency of trains is very low. Metro Rail runs about every ten minutes during peak hours. I believe that there is enough potential ridership to make this a worthwhile extension and could possibly be the busiest segment on the entire Metro Rail system.

Being in another county shouldn't matter. San Bernardino County is getting a Gold Line extension. Why can't Orange County get a Gree Line extension?

I think it's worth a detailed study at the very least.

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Honestly, I'd prefer a rail line connecting the Blue Line to the Irvine Spectrum Metrolink station(and all the way up to the South Bay Green Line termination point, which was another planned idea that never came to fruition). Busiest freeway in the US is the 405 at the 405/605/22 interchange(380k vehicles per day), yet there is no mass transit except busses anywhere near it, and the main bus line that services that area for OCTA(42 and 42A I believe) does a HUGE loop from Seal Beach through east Lakewood all the way around through Santa Ana making it impractical for commuting.
I'd like to see a new Metro Rail line that starts in Downtown Long Beach and takes 7th Street to the 22 Freeway to the 5 Freeway. This would provide service to Cal State Long Beach and the VA Hospital and eventually to John Wayne Aiirport after merging into the Green Line extension on the 5 Freeway.

A Metro Rail line on the 405 from South Orange County would be nice too.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Default Weekend Pass

I understand that you can't use your weekend pass until 7pm on Friday, but I was under the impression that when the machine prints out your weekend pass and receipt it also prints a ticket that states the origin station and the destination station. Is this true?
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