Friday, 10 February, 2012 11:00 PM
the Metrolink trains to the Auto Club 400 on March 25
charter train service available to Auto Club Speedway’s NASCAR
race March 25, 2012
Metrolink is a convenient way to arrive to the Auto Club
BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. – 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
has partnered with Metrolink to provide direct train service
to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 25 at Auto Club Speedway.
Speedway and Metrolink are excited to team together to provide
race fans an affordable and convenient transportation option
to the Auto Club 400 in March,” said Speedway President
Gillian Zucker. “In this economy everybody likes a bargain.
For our race fans, there aren’t many better than this
operate three charter trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster
and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service.
tickets to the Auto Club 400 are just $19 for one (1) round
trip train ticket. To purchase a Metrolink train ticket to
the Auto Club 400, click here.
than $20, NASCAR fans can make sure they are on time for the
Auto Club 400 races by skipping Southern California traffic
on a Metrolink train. This option is a safe, affordable and
convenient way to get to the races, while doing your part
to improve air quality by keeping your car off the roadway,”
said Metrolink CEO John Fenton.
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 from motor vehicles in the Over its 21-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.
routes and stops include:
Route 1: Oxnard to ACS
Auto Club Speedway
Route 2: Lancaster to ACS
L.A. Union Station
Auto Club Speedway
Route 3: Oceanside to ACS
San Clemente North Beach
Riverside- La Sierra
Auto Club Speedway
“The MSRC is excited
to partner with these organizations and will provide $26,000 in
Clean Transportation Funding for the charter 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 charters; regular Metrolink tickets and
passes are not valid. The charter 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
charter 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.
About Auto Club
Auto Club Speedway, is
a two-mile oval located in Fontana, California and is home to a
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March. The track also hosts the
IZOD IndyCar Series, Historic Sports Car Festival, NHRA drag racing
on the track’s Auto Club Dragway, and community events including
Red White & Cruise, the annual Fourth of July celebration. In
addition to auto racing and community events, the Speedway is home
to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo
shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools.
The track is active for more than 320 days every year.
Tickets to NASCAR and
IndyCar Weekend at Auto Club Speedway are on-sale now. For more
information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or
For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn,
Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto
Metrolink is Southern
California’s regional commuter rail service in its 19th 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.
Source: Auto Club
Speedway / Metrolink