If you'd rather avoid driving at all on your daily commute, Metrolink has just made some changes to help achieve that goal. Last week, the transportation company added 10 bicycle cars into its regular service.
Now, you can ride to the Chatsworth Depot, store your bike on the specially outfitted car for the duration of the train ride and then hop back on the bike to get to your final destination.
Though the regular train cars have bike slots, they only have two, as opposed to the 18 to 24 the new cars have. To create the new bicycle cars, Metrolink crews removed 29 passenger seats on thhe bottom level of the 10 cars, which traditionally sat up to 149 people. According to a statement issued by the agency, it coordinated with bicycle advocates on the design, which was ultimately approved by the Federal Railroad Administration.
Bicycle cars can be identified by yellow decals located on the outside of the rail cars.