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Metrolink updates schedules to help riders catch their trains

File: A Metrolink train at L.A.'s Union Station.
File: A Metrolink train at L.A.'s Union Station.
File photo by Sharon McNary/KPCC

Metrolink totally reworked the schedule for its San Bernardino Line and made minor changes to the 91 and Ventura County lines so more commuters are able to catch their trains. 

The change comes after a February rider survey showed more than 60 percent of San Bernardino Line riders wanted "express trains" to get eliminated, according to a press release

"Because of some limited stop trains, not all passengers along the line had access to each and every one of the trains, which resulted in some crowding issues," Metrolink spokesperson Scott Johnson said. 

While updating the schedule, Metrolink wanted to have all of the trains stop at all of the stations to increase access for passengers, Johnson said.

The schedule changes on the 91 and Ventura County lines are small changes. On the 91 Line, the 701 train will operate five minutes later, and on the Ventura County Line there are changes to the 115 and the 155 trains, according to a Metrolink press release

“In terms of the service that we want to provide for the riders of the San Bernardino Line, we want to make certain that the schedule we put out is something that we can actually operate on schedule,” Johnson said. 

The updated Metrolink schedule for the San Bernardino Line.
The updated Metrolink schedule for the San Bernardino Line.
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Metrolink also introduced a new online ticketing app at the beginning of the month that allows riders to have their tickets scanned on their smartphones.