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You can now bring your surfboard on Metrolink trains

As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
Courtesy of Metrolink
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
Courtesy of Metrolink
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
Courtesy of Metrolink
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
As of June 10, 2017, passengers can bring their surfboards aboard specially outfitted Metrolink train cars.
Courtesy of Metrolink


Just in time for summer, your can now ride with your surfboard on Metrolink trains.

All trains have been outfitted with one "bike and board" passenger car. You'll know it by the surfboard icon above the door. Once you hop aboard, look for a large, black net.

"You unzip it, you put your surfboard in it and then there are seats where you can sit by your surfboard, so you don't have to abandon it and go up to the top," Metrolink spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt tells KPCC.

Each of the specially outfitted train cars can hold about six boards on a first come, first served basis.

If you like being riding from Azusa to the ocean and catching a wave, you have an 11-year-old boy from Riverside to thank.

According to Coffelt, he received a surfboard as a Christmas present and couldn't take it on the train. Instead of complaining, he wrote a letter to State Senator Richard Ross, who worked with Metrolink officials to make it possible.

https://twitter.com/Metrolink/status/873194720255549442

Surf riders can take trains from as far inland as San Bernardino and as far south as Carlsbad. 

Metrolink also published a new list of surfboard storage rules while riding: 

Metrolink's onboard surfboard storage rules.
Metrolink's onboard surfboard storage rules.
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