Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Metrolink Ride to Chinatown

Orange County residents are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a free Metrolink ride to Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 28.


The first 100 guests will receive free round-trip Metrolink tickets to ring in the "Year of the Dragon" at the Golden Dragon Parade in Los Angeles' Chinatown.


"The Lunar New Year festivities are a special community holiday that OCTA is pleased to be able to participate in," said OCTA Chair Paul Glaab. "Riding Metrolink to the parade is a great way to save money and beat Los Angeles traffic, allowing passengers to arrive at the event on time and stress-free."


Tickets will be handed out beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Irvine Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway in Irvine.


Free parking, Lion Dance, entertainment and food provided by Rubio's will be available at the station before attendees depart on the 9:25 a.m. train to Los Angeles Union station.


Upon arrival at the Los Angeles Union station, all Metrolink tickets are good for a free transfer on the Gold Line to Chinatown to view the parade.


In addition, a raffle will be held on Facebook for a chance to win six prizes including five pairs of OCLINK passes and one ducks game and ticket package. Participants earn a chance to win by completing tasks, such as attending Lunar New Year. To enter, visit, and click on the "Lunar New Year Raffle" tab. Winners will be selected and notified Feb. 1.