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Old 07-25-2012, 12:48 AM
 
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If I were to live in San Clemente would it be more practically to drive to LA or to take the metrolink?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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I don't have experience taking the Metrolink, but I knew someone who did & I believe it would depend on WHERE in LA you were commuting to. I don't *think* it goes "everywhere" in LA though I may be wrong. I know when I commuted from the Mission Viejo area to Hawthorne I was unable to take the Metrolink b/c where it would let me off in LA wasn't close enough to where I worked.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Even using the train it looks like if you leave SC at 6:09AM you arrive at Union Station at 7:50 AM.

http://www.metrolinktrains.com/pdfs/..._timetable.pdf

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Thumb!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Take the metrolink
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Metrolink/amtrack if hte schedule works. Your life will be better. Regardless of the time/cost issues, on the train you can read, surf the new, talk on the phone, work, sleep make new friends. All kinds of things. When you are driving, you can - drive. Thus the train gains you about two hours of time a day./
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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The drive North on I-5 from San Clemente has been a crawling nightmare since at least the early seventies (because that's when I started making the commute). I remember the parking lot beginning at the 5/405 split, then inching its way South over the years.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Metrolink---period.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:07 AM
 
Location: San Clemente, CA
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Metrolink, no question! I did this commute for almost 2 years. The train dead ends at Union Station in LA (On Alameda). BUT, from there you just take the subway. You can get to Long Beach via the blue line, Pasadena on the gold line, or Hollywood on the red line, etc... I would take the red line to Pershing Square and then walk a couple blocks to the US Bank building, so door to door it was right around 2 hours.
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