Ride Metrolink Trains to Auto Club 400

Race fans looking for a stress-free, convenient and affordable way to get to Auto Club Speedway’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR  Sprint Cup Series race need not look any further!  Auto Club Speedway has partnered with Metrolink to provide direct train service to the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 25 at Auto Club Speedway.

“Auto Club Speedway and Metrolink are excited to team together to provide race fans an affordable and convenient transportation option to the Auto Club 400 in March,” said Speedway President Gillian Zucker.  “In this economy everybody likes a bargain.  For our race fans, there aren’t many better than this one.”

Metrolink will operate three charter trains originating from Oxnard, Lancaster and Oceanside with limited stops in between for faster service. Train routes and stops include:

Route 1:  Oxnard to ACS




Van Nuys



Rancho Cucamonga

Auto Club Speedway

Route 2:  Lancaster to ACS


Santa Clarita


Downtown Burbank

L.A. Union Station

Auto Club Speedway

Route 3:  Oceanside to ACS


San Clemente North Beach



Riverside- La Sierra

San Bernardino

Auto Club Speedway

Metrolink train tickets to the Auto Club 400 are just $19 for one (1) round trip train ticket.

“For less than $20, NASCAR fans can make sure they are on time for the Auto Club 400 races by skipping Southern California traffic on a Metrolink train. This option is a safe, affordable and convenient way to get to the races, while doing your part to improve air quality by keeping your car off the roadway,” said Metrolink CEO John Fenton.

Metrolink’s Speedway trains stop at a specially constructed station just off the back straight-away at the race track.  From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates.  Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag.

The Auto Club Speedway Metrolink Train Service is a joint demonstration project made possible in part by Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).  The MSRC’s mission is to fund projects that reduce air pollution from motor vehicles in the Over its 21-year history, the MSRC has assisted organizations throughout the Southland in removing as much as 8,000  tons of harmful pollutants from the air through innovative  programs designed to reduce air pollution from mobile sources.

“The MSRC is excited to partner with these organizations and will provide $26,000 in Clean Transportation Funding for the charter Metrolink train service to the Auto Club 400. Having fans take public transportation to the races takes cars off the road cutting congestion and air pollution, which helps advance the MSRC’s mission to reduce harmful emissions from mobile sources,” said L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who serves on the Metrolink Board of Directors and MSRC  as an appointee from  the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Metrolink riders can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train.  Items are not permitted to be stored at the Speedway train station; however fans may utilize lightweight backpacks and soft side bags/coolers, no larger than 6x6x12 inches, that may contain race weekend essentials.  For a complete list of approved carry-in items, please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.

The Metrolink trains to Auto Club Speedway are charters; regular Metrolink tickets and passes are not valid.  The charter train tickets are sold only by Auto Club Speedway and are mailed out prior to the race.  To purchase race and train tickets or for information on the Auto Club Speedway charter train schedule, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.