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Old 07-07-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Sorry for the confusion. The school is in Culver City but the specific classes I'm taking are in Koreatown.

So I take the Burbank metro link to Universal City and then hop on the purple line? Is that right?
No take the Metro Link train (you can get on either one) to Union Station. Then get on the Purple Line.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Wouldn't union station take me to DTLA? So I have to go all the way to downtown and then take a train back to Wilshire?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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Sorry for the confusion. The school is in Culver City but the specific classes I'm taking are in Koreatown.

So I take the Burbank metro link to Universal City and then hop on the purple line? Is that right?
That's correct. Keep in mind that the Metrolink train will arrive at/depart from Union Station in the same area as Amtrak, and the Metro station is a couple of levels below that, so you need to allow yourself time for the stairs or elevators. In addition, the two entrances to the Metro station are at either end of the concourse, so you may have to walk some distance and then double back after you change levels.

Perhaps someone here could say something about how crowded it is during peak commute hours. Contrary to what you might expect in most cities, Union Station is not a very busy Metro station. I would expect that most of those who use it also use Metrolink.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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And all that takes 45 mins? Amazing.

Now some one said going back might be tough since the Burbank station closes early?
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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And all that takes 45 mins? Amazing.

Now some one said going back might be tough since the Burbank station closes early?
Metrolink has limited hours, so it would be hard to get to the Burbank station after class. But won't you be going home after class, and not back to work? I'd just take the subway to North Hollywood and bus/bike/walk the rest of the trip to Valley Village.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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Can you leave your car at the metrolink station in Burbank until 11pm?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Sorry for the confusion. The school is in Culver City but the specific classes I'm taking are in Koreatown.

So I take the Burbank metro link to Universal City and then hop on the purple line? Is that right?
Need to get the Metro terms straight (a bit confusing). You need to look at the links to the Web sites, at least www.metro.com. Metrolink is a commuter train system that could take you to Union Station, but doesn't run back late at night. Just plain "Metro" is used for the large public transportation system, and includes subway, light rail and bus. Metrolink trains Web site is at www.metrolinktrains.com/, but the www.metro.net Web site includes both Metrolink trains and subway, bus, etc.

If you want to go to Unviversal City Metro (as in Metro rail subway, not Metrolink commuter trains) from work you could do it by bus.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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If i leave by 4:30 by car to go to the NoHo Metro, park my car and take the train to Wilshire/Western, do you guys think I have a shot of making it to class by 6pm?

I take Magnolia St from Burbank all the way down home. It take me no longer than 15 mins. Along the way there's the NoHo metro stop at Lankershim. I am wondering if that would be quicker and less hassle?

I am wondering if I even need to leave at 4:30 and can just make it if I leave at 5pm?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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If i leave by 4:30 by car to go to the NoHo Metro, park my car and take the train to Wilshire/Western, do you guys think I have a shot of making it to class by 6pm?

I take Magnolia St from Burbank all the way down home. It take me no longer than 15 mins. Along the way there's the NoHo metro stop at Lankershim. I am wondering if that would be quicker and less hassle?

I am wondering if I even need to leave at 4:30 and can just make it if I leave at 5pm?
If you drive from work to the NoHo station and leave right at 5, you probably will make it to class by 6 every time. The only issue really is that you need to transfer from the Red Line to the Purple Line (though at rush-hour, the subway runs pretty frequently). I've also heard the park and ride lot fills up fast in NoHo.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Yeah it does fill up fast but so far every time I've parked there Ive manages to find a spot. I'll probably ask to leave work at 4:45 or something. It seems like a shorter time than going all the way to Union then going back to Koreatown.

How far is Wilshire/Vermont to Wilshire/Western? If the transferring is a hassle I don't mind walking to Western. Would it take less time to walk from Wilshire Vermont to Western than to transfer to the Purple?
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