January 20th, 2013, 01:17 AM #151
No. The Weekend pass is a awesome deal!
What I'm trying to say is, you don't have to pay an additional $1.50 to ride the Redline or most of LA Metro Bus or Rail as it is included in your Metrolink ticket.
January 20th, 2013, 06:54 AM #152
Originally Posted by LoudGuitarist
There are two different train systems in the greater LA area. Metrolink, is more of a commuter from out lying areas, say Palmdale to LA or Fullerten to LA. ect. They run on the regular train tracks that the freight trains and amtrak run on.
The Metro rail system is akin to, but not quite the old red car system. Light rail track system separate from the regular train track system. It is for commuters in the general LA basin though, I believe they plan on extending some to the systems further east on the Gold and Green lines.
Any way, from what I'm gathering, you are taking the Metrolink, (full size train), from where ever you live to LA. If this is the case, take that train to Union Station, from there, follow the signs to the Metro redline, it is a subway, take the redline to the third stop, called 7th st. Metro station.
Now from there, you can either take a short 5-10 min walk to staples or follow the signs in the 7th Metro station to the Metro Blue line. take that to the first stop which is the Pico station, it is right across the street from staples. I've done both, sometimes waiting for the next Blueline is a longer wait than just walking the few blocks from there.
As some have said, it seems if you buy a Metrolink day pass for 10 bucks, it is good for that day too on the metro rail systems in LA.
Just look on line for the times and stuff from where you are coming from to Union station, and from Union to the Stapler. Have fun.
January 20th, 2013, 07:08 AM #153
Yesterday was a nightmare on the Blue Line, the trains were PACKED and were HOT as hell inside for some reason.
January 20th, 2013, 11:08 PM #154
Took the metrolink for the first time ever and it was a breeze...$10 is a steal and ill definitely be doing it again
January 20th, 2013, 11:51 PM #155
my dad works with the MTA. Im guessing you got a tap card? Keep it!, it is rechargeable (fare wise) and its what they will be using now
Originally Posted by kba4life2
February 26th, 2013, 12:57 AM #156
For those who want to be real cheap and are coming from the IE/far East LA county area, I suggest taking the Foothill transit Silver Streak. You can park in Montclair or Pomona, and the bus takes you just a couple blocks away from LA Live. Only $2.50 to get there, and another $2.50 to get back. Even better is the bus runs 24 hours so there is no worries if you want to do some after game happy hour at Yardhouse.
May 6th, 2013, 08:24 AM #157
I'm heading up from San Diego today and am thinking about taking the blue line from the Wardlow station to Staples. Does anyone know if I'll be able to find parking at the Wardlow station around 3:30-4:30 a Monday afternoon? Also, how long does the trip back to LB usually take? I'm normally like the walking dead the day after driving up for weeknight games, so I might just wait for a weekend game to try the blue line.
May 6th, 2013, 12:14 PM #158
I don't know about parking at the Wardlow station, but the Del Amo station (the next stop to the north after Wardlow) has more parking spaces, and finding parking at that time shouldn't be any problem at all. According to the timetable at metro.net, it's a 36 minute trip from the Pico Station to the Wardlow station. Seems like a little longer than that, but I've never timed it, so that's probably about right.
Originally Posted by RoyalSubject
May 7th, 2013, 01:52 AM #159
this is about right. you'd have to allow time for finding parking and walking to the platform though. i've only taken the train from wardlow during busy playoff/parade times and on the weekend. it was pretty easy to find a spot on the one weekend i went to visit a friend in downtown LA, but all other times, i parallel parked on the street. it wasn't too tough, but i'd say it probably took me about 10-15 min longer.
Originally Posted by pg1067
May 7th, 2013, 10:36 AM #160
Thanks for the info. The potential for rain scared me away yesterday, so I ended up driving all the way. I will definitely try this the next weekend game I go to though.
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