LOS ANGELES – Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Metrolink is lowering one-way, short- distance fares to as low as $3 and only $1.50 for seniors.

“The station-to-station fare is designed to increase ridership by encouraging local trips using Metrolink as an additional transportation option, complementing local bus service,” said Metrolink CEO Art Leahy.

The $3 fare is good for up to two stations. For example, riding from Cal State L.A. to Los Angeles Union Station is only $3 for a One-Way ticket and $6 for a round trip for adults/youth/students. However a trip from the El Monte Station to Union Station is $6 for an adult One-Way ticket and $12 for a Round-Trip ticket. Beyond two stations, Metrolink’s existing fares are already more affordable.

Approved at the Oct. 9 meeting of the Metrolink Board of Directors, the fare change is a 45 percent discount to the current average fare of $5.50 for a one-way ticket between stations. The Metrolink Board of Directors also made the 25 percent  Student and Youth discount part of its regular fare policy and approved the extension of the Antelope Valley Line promotional 25 percent discount on all fares with the exception of the Weekend Day Pass.

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