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4/1/2016



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Metrolink launches mobile app systemwide


Metrolink's mobile ticketing app is now available systemwide, the Los Angeles-area commuter railroad announced yesterday.

Last month, the agency rolled out a pilot of the app on its Inland Empire-Orange County line. Since then, the app has been downloaded more than 7,000 times, with more than 4,700 tickets purchased, Metrolink officials said in a press release.

This figure accounted for 13 percent of all tickets sold on the line.

Available in both Google Play and Apple App stores, the app allows passengers to connect to participating bus operators, too.

This fall, barcode readers will be installed on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) rail fare gates, which will enable Metrolink passengers to buy tickets on the app and continue their commute on Metro's system.

The Metrolink app uses Masabi's "JustRide" mobile ticketing system, which is used by other transit agencies in the United States and Europe.



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