Metrolink heading Oceanside
My work load has been pretty much hectic for the past few weeks. The loads are killing my braincells. However it did not hinder my last weekend plan to go on a train adventure to LA.
In the middle of barren land
Last Sunday I take on an adventure of riding the MetroLink train alone, heading Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. It just took me 2 days to research on information regarding the train and Little Tokyo. I saw Little Tokyo ad on KTLA morning news.
In California, theres two main train system, which are the Amtrak and the MetroLink. Amtrak is the interstate train system connecting stations all over USA, while the MetroLink is local commuter traing going to LA central. From central, theres other in-city metro trains.
This time I travel alone. So RONERY ;__; I took my ride from Irvine Transportation Terminal. They also provide free car park, but must not exceed 48hrs single park session.
Ticket vending machine
The ticket vending machine is very convenience. It accepts credit and debit cards too. Not only that, buying round trip ticket is way cheaper than buying 2 single way tickets.
The waiting hall
My train has arrived
Departs at 10.45am. The train is punctual, and the ride was pretty smooth. However the train time is not frequent. You need to wait hours between trains. And you need to make sure you are looking at the right train schedule as weekdays, Saturday and Sunday have slight difference.
The cabin space is so wide. This is why people can also bring their bicycle in. Not only that, toilet on commuter? Convenient indeed.
Metrolink train is actually a double decker cart. And travelling from Irvine to LA just took 1hr+.
Union Station LA Platform
Reached Union Station at about 12pm. The station looks antique and nice. For more pics, do check my flickr.
Look forward to my Little Tokyo Nisei Week experience in my next post.