Metrolink Launches Discount Program For Low-Income Train Riders

September 1, 2022

Beginning today, Metrolink passengers with a California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card are eligible for a 50 percent discount on all Metrolink tickets and passes. Riders can use their EBT card at any Metrolink station ticket machine to validate and unlock the discount.

Funding for the discount is made possible by a grant from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP), administered by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

“We are grateful to Caltrans for providing the funding to make this program happen,” said Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian. “This fare discount advances Metrolink’s commitment to public transportation equity and accessibility across the six counties we serve.”

“It’s exciting to introduce new riders to Metrolink trains,” said Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle. “More people in Southern California will now be able to make vital connections to work, school, family, housing and more.”

A California EBT card is required to validate the discount, while an alternative form of payment is needed to complete the ticket purchase. The discount program will be available for one year or until the grant funds are depleted.

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