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Shuttle buses to Dodger Stadium make it easy to take Metro Rail to the ball game

Taking Metro Rail to the ball game will be easy and convenient this year with the recent announcement that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be offering bus shuttles from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and from the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station to selected Dodger baseball games this season.

Baseball bound patrons using the Metro Rail system can access the new Dodger Roundtripper Station to Stadium Shuttle by simply taking Metro Rail to Union Station or the Chinatown Station.

The shuttles, provided by the Dodgers and operated by First Transit, will operate on April 2 for the Dodger's exhibition game against the Angels, on Opening Day April 5 and every Friday that the Dodgers have a scheduled home game.

Patrons can board the shuttle at Union Station's Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The shuttle will travel west, taking Elysian Park through Gate A and dropping fans off at a specially designated stop in lot 13 of Dodger Stadium. Cost for the round trip is $2. Patrons using the Metro Gold Line can also catch a Dodger Shuttle Bus from the Chinatown Station. Metro passes are not accepted on the shuttle.

Buses will leave Union Station every 15 minutes or less from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Buses leaving the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station will leave every 30 minutes. Return service from Dodger Stadium will begin no later than the top of the 8th inning. The last bus will leave 30 minutes after the last out, but no later than 11 p.m.

The Metro Rail system spans nearly 73.1 miles linking Long Beach, Norwalk, El Segundo, North Hollywood, Universal City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Highland Park, Pasadena and all MTA operates the 17.4-mile Metro Red Line subway, the 22-mile Los Angeles to Long Beach Metro Blue Line, the 20-mile Norwalk to El Segundo Metro Green Line, and the 13.4-mile Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to Los Angeles as well as Metro Buses.

For information on the Dodger Roundtripper Station to Stadium Shuttle call 323-244-1-HIT. For specific Metro route and schedule information call 1-800-C-O-M-M-U-T-E or visit Metro's web site at www.metro.net.

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