Metrolink marks 30th anniversary of serving Southern California

Oct. 27, 2022
Riders boarding at Los Angeles Union Station were treated to Metrolink memorabilia and the passenger rail service unveiled a new, more modern logo.

Metrolink is celebrating its 30th anniversary and celebrated Oct. 26 by greeting afternoon and evening travelers boarding Metrolink trains at Los Angeles Union Station with gifts of Metrolink memorabilia.

The agency also introduced a new, more modern logo that reflects its function as a vital transportation link for the region’s 70 million residents and 50 million annual visitors who ride the train to work, school, and leisure destinations. In 2028, when Los Angeles hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Metrolink will play a major role in getting attendees to and from events taking place throughout the Southern California region.

“We are grateful every day for our riders, yet today, as we mark Metrolink’s first rail trip 30 years ago, it’s especially important that we show our gratitude to customers for their continued support,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “And as we address the changing needs of our riders, our communities and the planet, it was time to refresh our logo and put a sharper focus on how Metrolink connects riders to the people and places that matter to them most.”

Metrolink staff handed out 30th anniversary commemorative pins and memorabilia from events over the years to people traveling through Los Angeles Union Station between 3 and 6 p.m. On board trains, conductors shared Metrolink’s thanks with riders through special anniversary announcements.

Making real connections, improving people’s lives, protecting the environment, and enriching communities is what drives Metrolink. With 547 route miles connecting Southern California and an average trip length of 37 miles, Metrolink service provides a more relaxing, productive, cost-effective, and faster alternative to freeway travel. The positive impact on riders’ well-being and the planet are “added perks” for Metrolink customers.