Metrolink will be cutting back on service to San Bernardino, starting Oct. 1.

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 07/14/14, 6:15 PM PDT | Updated: 19 secs ago

Starting Oct. 1, two mid-day trains and two late-night trains will be removed from the commuter rail’s most popular service, said Jeff Lustgarten, chief spokesperson for Metrolink and its parent, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.

The following trains will be affected:

Two mid-day trains: Train 310, which leaves L.A.’s Union Station at 12:20 p.m. and arrives in San Bernardino at 1:50 p.m., and Train 327, which leaves San Bernardino at 2 p.m. and arrives at Union Station at 3:35 p.m.

Two late-night trains: Train 338, which leaves Union Station at 11 p.m. and arrives in San Bernardino at 12:30 a.m., and Train 339, which leaves San Bernardino at 9:05 p.m. and arrives at Union Station at 10:40 p.m.

The reduction in weekday commuter rail service makes Train 336 as the last Metrolink train leaving Los Angeles Monday through Friday. It pulls away from busy Union Station at 9:30 p.m.. Riders who miss this train would have to take the bus for points east. The Gold Line light-rail trolley operated by Metro is another option, but it only goes as far east as east Pasadena.

Metrolink will save about $600,000 once the trains are pulled off the line, Lustgarten said.

The San Bernardino Associated Governments shaved Metrolink’s budget increase request from 8.8 percent to 3 percent. As a result, Metrolink cut train service in San Bernardino County, Lustgarten explained.

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