The Los Angeles Rams’ playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend could be affected by Mother Nature, with rain in the forecast for Saturday expected to let up a mere hours before kickoff.
The event should produce between a half-inch and an inch of rain in L.A County late Friday and early Saturday, along with slick roads, traffic delays, minor rockslides and debris flow, forecasters warned.
Even if the rain subsides before the game’s 5:15 p.m. start time, wet roads might impact traffic around the Coliseum and create a delay for fans.
Metrolink and L.A. Metro are offering special Saturday night service for fans attending the game, with Metrolink offering $10 round-trip fare that night on the Antelope Valley, Orange County and San Bernardino lines.
While fans going to the game can get to Los Angeles’ Union Station using Metrolink’s regular Antelope Valley, Orange County and San Bernardino line service, three trains will depart from Union Station at 10 p.m. to get fans home.
Special late-night service on the Orange County Line will operate only as far south as the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station.
Metrolink riders transfer at Union Station to the Metro Red or Purple lines to the 7th Street/Metro Center, before taking the Metro Expo Line to the Expo Park/USC Station.
The Metrolink App can be used to purchase the $10 Weekend Day Pass to avoid lines at platform ticket vending machines. All Metrolink tickets and passes allow for a free transfer to Metro Rail; no additional Metro TAP cards need to be purchased. Mobile tickets are transferable to Metro Rail via optic readers at turnstiles.
For more information about Metrolink and the service for the Rams playoff game, visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), meanwhile, also is accommodating some of the more than 70,000 estimated game attendees, with enhanced rail service.
Metro’s Expo Line has two stations closest to the Coliseum: Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont, which will operate every six minutes before and after the game. Metro will operate three-car trains on both the Expo Line and Blue Line.
On the Red and Purple Lines, Metro will operate six-car trains with trains running every six minutes in downtown Los Angeles. Metro’s Silver Line is also available to provide express bus service between San Pedro, downtown Los Angeles and El Monte.
Passengers are reminded to load their TAP cards in advance to avoid waiting in line. Metro Day Passes are $7. Or, fans can purchase TAP cards at TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail stations or from a Metro representative at the station.
Metrolink paper tickets or mobile tickets are valid for free transfers to Metro Rail lines.
For more information on Metro transit services to the game, visit thesource.metro.net/2019/01/07/go-metro-and-metrolink-to-watch-rams-hogtie-cowboys-on-saturday/ or call (323) GO-METRO.
If the Rams win Saturday, they’ll play in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20, with the winner of that game earning a berth in the Super Bowl.
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