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Feb. 2, 2016

OCTA: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Metrolink: Scott Johnson (213) 452-0205

Orange County Residents Can Ride Metrolink Free to Chinatown to Celebrate the Lunar New Year 

 The first 100 guests at the Irvine Metrolink Station will receive a free round-trip ticket

ORANGE – Orange County residents are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a free Metrolink ride to Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 13 from the Irvine Metrolink Station.

The first 100 guests will receive free round-trip Metrolink tickets to ring in the Year of the Monkey at the 117th Golden Dragon Parade.

Tickets will be handed out beginning at 8 a.m. at the Irvine Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway in Irvine.

Free parking, lion dance entertainment and refreshments will be available at the station before attendees depart on the 9 a.m. train to Los Angeles Union Station.

Upon arrival at Union Station, Metrolink riders can use a free transfer on the Gold Line to Chinatown to view the 1 p.m. parade.

Riders also can take advantage of Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Pass, which allows passengers to ride to any Metrolink destination all weekend long. The pass includes free rail and bus connections throughout Southern California.

The Metrolink ride to Los Angeles for the Lunar New Year celebration has proven to be a hit in recent years. Extra train service was added this year after nearly 1,000 people rode Metrolink to the Golden Dragon Parade last year.

For train schedules and event details, visit or

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