February 1, 2021
On January 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order that requires the wearing of face masks by travelers to prevent spread of COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued security directives in support of the CDC Order.
Conveyance operators (aircraft, train, transit) such as MetroLINK must require all persons wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel, with certain exemptions. This also includes transportation hubs, such as East Pointe, Centre Station, and District Station.
Refusal to wear a mask is a violation of federal law, and failure to comply may result in denial of boarding or removal. Learn more here: https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/sd-1582_84-21-01.pdf.
October 7, 2020
Metrolink is proud to announce that it has joined the American Public Transportation Association's "Heath and Safety Commitments Program", the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that public transit systems are taking all the necessary measures to operate safely as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 6, 2020
This report is based on a comprehensive review of United States and global research regarding COVID-19 transmission and public transit. Recent analyses, and a growing number of experts, have now concluded that public transit had little or no role in the spread of the disease.
July 6, 2020
Starting July 6, we will resume collecting fares in the form of cash, monthly passes or single-use tickets.
To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we will no longer accept punch passes. If you have a punch pass, you can exchange 1 new or partially used punch pass at Centre Station.
Effective Monday, August 10, 2020, fares on Tyson commuter service will be reinstated. In an effort to reduce transactions amid COVID-19, Metro will no longer accept Tyson punch cards. Tyson ticket books are available for purchase ($20 value for 14 rides) at Centre Station or the Tyson facility in Joslin.
Terminal locations reopening
Centre Station, District Station and East Pointe Station will reopen on July 6 with limited operating hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 – 4 p.m.
Benefit Access Program, Reduced Fare Program, and other Metro-issued cardholders will have until August 1st to renew expired cards at Centre Station.
What we’re doing to keep you safe
Terminals are disinfected throughout the day.
Interior bus touch points are disinfected often throughout the day.
- Each night, two cleaning teams tackle each bus with hospital-grade disinfectant and electrostatic disinfectant sprayers that utilize 800 ppm of disinfectant to disinfect each bus nightly.
- Starting July 6, you’ll begin to notice new clear driver panels installed on buses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- When riding the bus, please take notice of the red line at the front of the bus. Please remain behind the red line while riding the bus to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of riders and drivers.
- Front door boarding will resume as driver panels are installed throughout the fleet.
Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5wLcGBAfZI