Commuting will get a lot faster Monday for some Metrolink passengers.
Timetable: Metrolink Express
Express service began Monday between downtown Los Angeles and the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys and San Bernardino. The express lines could save commuters as much as 32 minutes in travel time by eliminating stops along the routes, according to Metrolink.
The express trains will have up to six cars.
The morning express train was scheduled to leave Palmdale at 5:32 a.m., stop in Santa Clarita and Burbank, and arrive at Union Station at 7 a.m. The afternoon train will leave Union Station at 5:25 p.m., stop at Burbank at 5:38 p.m., Santa Clarita at 6:06 p.m. and arrive in Palmdale at 6:53 p.m.
Metrolink also is adding 10 trains on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County lines, along with seasonal trains that will carry passengers from the Inland Empire to San Clemente Beach.