The Point:  Special service provided fun, economical way to pass traffic and parking

Metrolink operated its final regular season Football Train on December 30, with 11 percent more passengers traveling to Los Angeles Rams games this year than last year.

RCTC, Metrolink, area transportation agencies, and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee teamed up to offer the Football Train. For just $10 per round-trip, fans were able to make an end run around traffic and avoid parking costs by using Metrolink to travel to five Rams Sunday home games.

Ridership averaged 4,320 passengers for the five games on September 16, September 23, October 28, November 11 and December 30. In 2017, an average of 3,888 passengers rode Metrolink to the games.

In Riverside County, fans traveled on the 91/Perris Valley Line. The 91/PVL typically does not provide weekend service from stations at Riverside-Hunter Park, Moreno Valley-March Field, Perris-Downtown, and Perris-South, so this gave riders from the Perris area a special chance to ride Metrolink.

Although Metrolink will not provide postseason service on the 91/PVL, fans can ride the San Bernardino Line, Orange County Line, and Antelope Valley Line to the Rams second week playoff game against the Cowboys on January 12.  Refer to schedule details.