Metrolink celebrated its 30th anniversary with staff greeting afternoon and evening travelers boarding Metrolink trains at Los Angeles Union Station with gifts of Metrolink memorabilia, according to the agency's news release.
The agency also introduced a new, more modern logo that reflects its function as a 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 said it will play a 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,” said Darren Kettle, Metrolink CEO. “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.
Through the end of 2022, Metrolink is offering a 30% discount on its monthly pass in honor of its 30th anniversary.