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All Aboard: Dodger Stadium express returns to Union Station

By Hayley Fox
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, at 10:10AM
Flickr via MattBritt00

The Dodger Stadium express will run from Downtown's Union Station to the Elysian Park stadium.

The Dodger Stadium express shuttle is back in business this season, and will begin picking up fans outside Union Station on April 3 before the Dodgers-Angels exhibition game.

The bus will travel from the Patsaouras Bus Plaza, up Sunset Boulevard and Cesar Chavez Avenue to the stadium's parking lot G near center field.

Anyone with a ticket for the game is able to ride for free -- all others will have to pay the standard $1.50 Metro fare.

The Source reports that the express line is being funded by a $300,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The donation was made in support of a clean fuel transit service.

The MSRC donated funds to the bus line in 2010 and 2011 as well -- each year more than 115,000 passengers used the express to get to Dodger Stadium.

The shuttles will begin running 90 minutes before the start of the game and come every 10 minutes or so. After the game starts, shuttles will run every 30 minutes and service will end completely 45 minutes after the game is over.

The Dodgers organization is also encouraging shuttle riders to make use of the other modes of public transportation that connect to Union Station. Metro Gold, Blue, Purple and Red lines connect through Downtown, as do multiple Metrolink and Amtrak trains.

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