Train Times to Accompany Motorists Stuck in Traffic
"'For travel between Orange County and downtown Los Angeles' Union Station, trains are often faster than freeways,' said Malcolm Dougherty, acting Caltrans Director. 'We want to give commuters real-time information to help them get to their destination quicker.'
Caltrans provides the freeway travel time information using data collected from its vehicle detector stations throughout the freeway system while Metrolink offers train travel times, including train departure and trip duration information.
Along the 87-mile Orange County line, an average of 7,744 weekday riders traveled on Metrolink's 24 trains last year between April and June, according to Metrolink figures."