Ride Metrolink Trains to Auto Club 400!

Affordable special train service available to Auto Club Speedway’s NASCAR race March 24, 2013

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Feb. 15,  2013) – Race fans looking for a stress-free, convenient and affordable way to get to Auto Club Speedway’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR  Sprint Cup Series race need not look any further!  Auto Club Speedway (ACS) has again partnered with Metrolink to provide direct train service to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 24 at Auto Club Speedway.

Metrolink train tickets to the Auto Club 400 are only $19 for one (1) round trip train ticket. 

Metrolink will operate three trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. Train routes and stops include:

 
Route 1:  Oxnard to ACS
Oxnard
Moorpark
Chatsworth
Van Nuys
Covina
Montclair
Rancho Cucamonga
Auto Club Speedway

Route 2:  Lancaster to ACS
Lancaster
Santa Clarita
Sylmar/San Fernando
Downtown Burbank
L.A. Union Station
Auto Club Speedway

Route 3:  Oceanside to ACS
Oceanside
San Clemente
Irvine
Orange
Riverside-La Sierra
San Bernardino
Auto Club Speedway

Metrolink’s Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away at the race track.  From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates.  Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag. 

The Auto Club Speedway Metrolink Train Service is a joint demonstration project made possible in part by Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).  The MSRC’s mission is to fund projects that reduce air pollution to meet the region’s clean air goals. Over its 22-year history, the MSRC has assisted organizations throughout the Southland in removing as much as 8,000 tons of harmful pollutants from the air through innovative programs designed to reduce air pollution from mobile sources.  

“The MSRC is excited to partner with these organizations and will provide up to $57,000 in Clean Transportation Funding for the special Metrolink train service to the Auto Club 400. Having fans take public transportation to the races takes cars off the road cutting congestion and air pollution, which helps advance the MSRC’s mission to reduce harmful emissions from mobile sources,” said L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who serves on the Metrolink Board of Directors and MSRC as an appointee from  the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Metrolink riders can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train.  Items are not permitted to be stored at the Speedway train station; however fans may utilize lightweight backpacks and soft side bags/coolers, no larger than 6x6x12 inches, that may contain race weekend essentials.  For a complete list of approved carry-in items, please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

The Metrolink trains to Auto Club Speedway are special trains; regular Metrolink tickets and passes are not valid.  The Auto Club Speedway train tickets are sold only by Auto Club Speedway and are mailed out prior to the race.  To purchase race and train tickets or for information on the Auto Club Speedway train schedule, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in October.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com .  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.

About Metrolink:  Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 20th year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the seventh largest based on annual ridership.



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