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App Helps Metrolink Riders Transfer to LA Metro

New optic reader ­technology being deployed by Los Angeles Metro will allow Metrolink commuter rail ­riders to use a mobile app to make a seamless transfer between the two systems.

The integration of the optic readers constitutes Phase 3 of Metrolink’s Mobile App Project. The project, which began in late 2016, was anticipated to go live around the time this issue of Passenger Transport went to press, pending system-wide testing. The project is part of Metrolink’s technology transformation, which includes the launch of a new website and GPS train tracker that allows riders to find their train in real-time.

Metrolink Chair Andrew Kotyuk said the change “will provide more flexibility and convenience for the 30 percent of our riders who transfer to Metro Rail.”

Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti added, “Innovation and accessibility are the backbone of our transportation future. This new technology will help Metrolink riders make a seamless transfer to Metro Rail, getting them to their destination sooner.”

Los Angeles Metro's optic readers allow Metrolink riders to transfer seamlessly using a mobile app.

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