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Dodger Stadium Express Bus Returning for 2011 Season, Joined by New Metrolink Trains

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, March 04, 2011, at 01:12PM
Dodger Trolley Los Angeles Dodgers

This happy logo was used for a 2009 pilot service funded by the City of Los Angeles.

Fans looking to take public transit to Dodger games in the 2011 season will not only have the option of riding the Dodger Stadium Express bus from Union Station thanks to an air quality grant, they'll also have late Metrolink trains to take them to the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County.

Metro today announced that the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee would again be contributing funds to Dodger Stadium transit, with $180,000 of the $450,000 grant going to run new 11pm trains on the three rail lines.

“Today’s action is a 'Double Play' for Dodger fans," said L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, a member of the MSRC and Metro's board. “Expanding Metrolink service hours and reestablishing our Dodger Stadium Express bus will provide fans across the region an opportunity to avoid traffic, save gas and help improve air quality.”

The 2010 Dodger Stadium Express service carried just under 120,000 passengers and was proclaimed a success by transit planners, but the line's return was dependent on new funding being secured.

Dodger admission tickets will again be accepted as fare on the buses. Service will start with the Dodgers' preseason game on March 28.

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