Metrolink announced Monday the expansion of Ventura County Line Saturday service beginning Tuesday and adding connections to three additional stations — Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura-East between Moorpark and Los Angeles.
The Ventura County Line Saturday service already connects Moorpark, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Northridge, Van Nuys, Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles.
Adults can purchase $10 Weekend Day Passes valid for unlimited rides on Metrolink trains on Saturday and Sunday and three children ages 17 and younger per adult ride free. Paid Metrolink fare include transfers to Los Angeles County Metro bus, subway and light rail systems.
The air on all Metrolink trains is re-circulated through antimicrobial air filters which destroy 99.98% of viruses and bacteria, and each train car is equipped with two hand sanitizer stations. Cars are disinfected throughout the day.
“From our beaches to our cities, connecting all parts of Souther California is critically important to re-energizing our region’s economy post-pandemic,” said Metrolink Board Member and Ventura County Transportation Commission Vice Chairman Tony Trembley. “Not only do local businesses need the support, but I think that we’d all like to get out of the house and have fun and Metrolink is the best place to start a summer day trip or relaxing staycation.”
“The expanded Saturday service means even more families can take safe, affordable trips to explore Ventura and Los Angeles counties and avoid bumper-to-bumper weekend freeway traffic,” said Darren Kettle, VCTC executive director.
“Providing people with affordable, comfortable and safe transportation is the surest way for our region to recover from the pandemic,” Metrolink Interim CEO Arnold Hackett said. “This Metrolink service provides economic benefits for business districts along the Ventura County Line and throughout the San Fernando Valley.
The Saturday service departs Ventura-East Station at 8:15 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 10:07 a.m. The return trip departs Union Station at 4:28 p.m., arriving to Ventura-East at 6:16 p.m.
Metrolink train times can be tracked at metrolinktrains.com/schedules.