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Metrolink Offers New Online Tool To Help Riders Deal With Coronavirus Social Distancing Concerns

There’s a new way for Ventura County rail commuters to protect themselves against coronavirus.  Riders can now check how full rail cars are, to make sure they can safely socially distance on trains.

Metrolink has launched an online digital tool called “How Full Is My Train?” 

It allows riders to view average train ridership.  Metrolink has been trying to keep rail cars at or below 30% of capacity.  When trains consistently reach that level, they are adding rail cars when possible.

If their schedule is flexible, passengers can use the information to ride another train.  In many cases, it may also be as simple as moving to another less crowded rail car.

Metrolink has stepped up cleaning, and has added hand sanitizer stations to every rail car.  All staff members are wearing masks, and riders are required to wear masks on boarding platforms as well as on board trains.