Last Call for OC Fair Express

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Last Call for OC Fair Express

ORANGE – Heading into the final weekend of the OC Fair Express, the service is recording record ridership and passengers have two more days to take advantage of most convenient and affordable way to get to the OC Fair.

The OC Fair Express Saturday and Sunday service has comparable ridership numbers to prior years, despite not offering Friday service. The weekend service that began in 2011 has had over 70,500 riders so far and when comparing Saturday and Sunday service to last year, ridership is up 38 percent.

The OC Fair Express provides an affordable transportation option to the highly attended OC Fair, and is conveniently available from locations around Orange County.

The OC Fair Express is made possible in part by funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.

For the final weekend of operation, OC Fair Express buses will be available from all nine locations, four of which are directly from Metrolink stations.

The service runs from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13.

The fair express service is $2 each way and drops passengers off at the Yellow Gate entrance, right in front of the fair. Upon boarding, riders receive a coupon for a discounted admission price of $3. Metrolink riders can use their valid Metrolink passes from connecting trains and will also receive the $3 fair admission coupon.

Riders ages 60 and over and those with disabilities ride for just 75 cents each way, and children 5 years and younger ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Locations where riders can catch the OC Fair Express include:

  • Anaheim: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (Metrolink), 2626 E. Katella Ave.
  • Anaheim Canyon: Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station, 1039 N. Pacificenter Drive
  • Fullerton: Fullerton Park-and-Ride, 3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
  • Huntington Beach: Goldenwest Transportation Center, 7301 Center Ave.
  • Irvine: Irvine Metrolink Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway
  • Laguna Hills: Laguna Hills Transportation Center, 24282 Calle de los Caballeros
  • Orange: The Village at Orange, 1500 E. Village Way
  • Santa Ana: The Depot at Santa Ana (Metrolink), 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
  • San Juan Capistrano: Junipero Serra Park-and-Ride, I-5 Freeway and Junipero Serra Road.

Tickets for the Fair Express can be purchased electronically through the OC Bus app, where riders can easily check routes and schedules.

For more information: www.octa.net/ocfairexpress.
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