This past weekend, Metrolink trains installed surfboard storage netting on all its bike/surfboard cars. They hope that this will be popular with the thousands of people that take the train to the beach.
“This is a natural step for our service in making train travel a more convenient mode of transportation,” said Metrolink Board Chair and City of San Jacinto Council Member Andrew Kotyuk. “People have consistently taken our trains to the beach, while avoiding the congested freeways. We are excited that surfers will now have that option, too.”
In the summer of 2012 Metrolink first offered summer beach trains that took weekend riders to Orange and San Diego county beaches. Today the trains with beach connections are a part of Metrolink's year-round regular service seven days a week.
Riders can also transfer to the Metro light rail system at Union Station with their surfboards. Metro started to allow surfboards on its light rail system and subways with the start of Expo Line service to Santa Monica last year.