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Metrolink Launches Saturday Service on Ventura County Line

Commuter rail operator Metrolink will launch a new Saturday service on its Ventura County Line beginning Saturday, connecting stations in Moorpark and Simi Valley through to several San Fernando Valley stations and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.The service departs Moorpark Station at 8:52 a.m. and arrives at Union Station at 10:07 a.m. The return trip leaves Union Station at 4:28 p.m. and arrives at Moorpark at 5:39 p.m. Weekend day passes will be $10 and as many as three children under the age of 17 ride for free with a paying adult.Monday to Friday, Metrolink operates multiple trains from as far as Ventura, with service to downtown L.A. in the morning and the opposite direction in the evening.The Saturday route begins in Moorpark and stops in Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Northridge, Van Nuys, Burbank Airport-South, Burbank Downtown, Glendale and Union Station. Trains will not operate on the Ventura County and Riverside lines on Memorial Day.“Now that health and social conditions are steadily improving from the COVID-19 pandemic, we see a burgeoning demand for weekend leisure travel. Metrolink’s new Saturday service on the Ventura County Line will help families get out and explore Southern California again,” Metrolink Board Member and Ventura County Transportation Commission Vice Chairman Tony Trembley said in a statement.“Saturday service has been an oft-requested addition by Ventura County Line customers in Metrolink’s recent rider surveys,” Metrolink Chief Executive Stephanie Wiggins said in a statement. “We’re delighted to see it come to fruition.”

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert is a Los Angeles-based reporter covering retail, hospitality and philanthropy for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. In addition to her current beat, she is particularly interested in criminal justice topics, health and science stories and investigative journalism. She received her AA in Humanities from Moorpark College in 2016, her BA in Communication from Cal Lutheran University in 2019 and followed it up with a MA in Specialized Journalism from USC in the summer of 2020. Through her work, Katherine aspires to help strengthen the fragile trust between members of the media and the public.

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