Friday, July 25, 2008

Dodger Trolley

Free Dodgers Trolley From Union Station to Dodger Stadium Kicks off Tomorrow

  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council leaders to ride
first shuttle, followed by media availability at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting tomorrow, Dodger fans can
travel for free on a shuttle running between Union Station and Dodger
Stadium on game days. Fans living in the greater Los Angeles area can now
take various rail and bus services from throughout the region to Union
Station and enjoy the free service, presented by the City of Los Angeles.
Shuttle service begins 90 minutes before every home game for the rest of
the season, and concludes one hour after the game ends. Fans will be
dropped off outside of Lot G near Autograph Alley behind the pavilions at
Dodger Stadium.

"This is a first step in a much larger effort to provide public transit
options to Dodger Stadium, and I want to thank the city officials for their
leadership," said Dodger Owner Frank McCourt. "As we all do our part to
help protect our environment, it is critical that we find ways to help
people get to where they want to go, including Dodger Stadium."

Union Station is the central transit hub for Southern California, with
rail lines extending to Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, Simi Valley,
the San Fernando Valley, the South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley, as well
as other areas.

"I'm very proud to work with the Los Angeles Dodgers to create a
convenient, fast and affordable option for fans traveling to Dodger Stadium
from the entire region," said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "The
City of Los Angeles is committed to providing real transportation
solutions, and the Dodgers Trolley is the first step in making our public
transportation system seamless and more accessible for one of the most
popular Southern California destinations."

"This new service will provide free, convenient access to Dodger
Stadium and help alleviate traffic in the surrounding neighborhood," said
City Council President Eric Garcetti. "I'm very pleased that the Dodgers
and the City of Los Angeles together are renewing public transportation to
our beloved stadium."

The shuttle route, which is less than two miles, will connect with
regional MTA bus and rail services, including the MTA Red, Purple and Gold
Lines. Metrolink and Amtrak services are available on day games. The free
shuttle will make two stops as it travels along Sunset Blvd. on its way to
Dodger Stadium. At Figueroa St., the shuttle will connect with MTA Lines 2,
4, 55, 60; Metro Limited Lines 302, 304 and 355; as well as Metro Rapid
Line 704. This stop will also allow passengers on LADOT's DASH Lincoln
Heights/Chinatown service to easily connect to the stadium. The second stop
at Marion Ave. will connect the shuttle service with MTA Lines 2 and 4
arriving from the west. The return trip will include all of the same stops.

"The Dodgers Trolley is a wonderful opportunity for people traveling
from Pasadena on the Gold Line to reach Dodger Stadium quickly and easily,
while leaving their cars at home," said City Councilmember Ed P. Reyes,
whose district includes Dodger Stadium. "Fans will be able to relax and
enjoy time with their families and friends while riding the Dodgers

"Until now Los Angeles was one of the few cities in America that didn't
have public transportation going to its baseball stadium. That ends now,"
said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, Chair of the City's Transportation
Committee. "With the Dodgers Trolley up and running, it will reduce traffic
on the 110, the 5, the 101 and Sunset Boulevard. For someone coming from
Simi Valley or Santa Clarita, it would cost $35 in gas and parking. Now
they could take the Metrolink, hop on the shuttle and be at Dodger Stadium
for $7."

Fans interested in learning more about the Dodgers Trolley can visit
the official Dodger website at

Sample routes to Union Station to Connect With the Dodgers Trolley

Take the Metro Gold Line to Union Station.

San Bernardino and San Gabriel Valley
Take the Metrolink or Amtrak San Bernardino Line to Union Station.
San Fernando Valley

Take the Orange Bus Line to the Metro Red Line (which starts at the
North Hollywood station). The Red Line ends at Union Station.

Mid-Wilshire District

Take the Purple Line starting from the Wilshire/Western station to
Union Station.

Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lakewood and Norwalk

Take the Green Line to the Imperial/Wilmington station, and transfer to
the Blue Line. Take the Blue Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center station,
and transfer to the Red or Purple Lines. Both the Red and Purple lines end
at Union Station.

Long Beach, South Los Angeles

Take the Blue Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center station, and transfer
to the Red or Purple Lines. Both the Red and Purple lines end at Union

The Los Angeles Dodgers, pioneers in sport and world culture, are
celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2008. In that period, they have won
more games, more pennants, and more World Series than any other club in the
National League. Since the start of the modern era in baseball, the Dodgers
of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, combined, have a cumulative attendance of more
than 177 million, the highest total in the history of baseball or any other

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