Fullerton Experience

Park & go
There are plenty of spaces for you at the new parking structure at the Fullerton Transportation Center.  With over 800 spots to choose from, you’ll never have to worry about parking again!

Store your bike!
Bikes and Metrolink are a natural combination.  Metrolink bike cars let you bring your bike on the train, while new bike racks and storage lockers at the Fullerton Transportation Center let you store you bike between trips.

Bike cars and onboard storage
Metrolink trains have storage areas for passengers to secure their bike.  Many trains have a dedicated bike car for increased storage.  Please check the Metrolink schedule for trains with bike cars.

Bike racks and lockers
Free bicycle racks are readily available, while storage lockers require a completed bicycle locker contract with the City of Fullerton and $80 refundable deposit.  For more information contact: Fullerton City Hall, (714) 738-6876, 303 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California  92832

Fly to work
Metrolink has always been a great way to commute to work. The Fullerton Transportation Center makes it even easier for you to leave your car behind and simply enjoy the ride.

Read a book
Books in a vending machine? You bet! The Fullerton Public Library now has a book vending machine at the new parking structure. Simply use your library card to borrow a book for your ride to work. And yes, there is a book drop for returning that best seller. How cool is that!

Destination ideas
Don’t just think of Metrolink and the Fullerton Transportation Center for workweek commuting.  Metrolink is ideal for escaping with the family on the weekends…or to an Angels game during the summer and for parking — you can leave your car overnight. Really!  Here are some samples to get you thinking!  For more destination ideas, check out our interactive fun guide at octa.net/funguide.

  • Head one stop north to Buena Park and visit Knott’s Berry Farm.
  • Hop on Metrolink to L.A. Union Station.  The station itself is worth the trip if you love architecture, and you can use that as a launching point to Universal City.  Just take the Metro Red Line.
  • Explore Chinatown. Head north to L. A. Union Station, then take the Metro Gold Line to the Chinatown Station.
  • Catch a concert downtown at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Take Metrolink to L. A. Union Station then take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center Station.
  • Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art.  From L. A. Union Station MOCA is a short ride on the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center Station.
  • Take the train to Anaheim, and catch an Angels game at the “Big A”…and park for free in Fullerton!
  • Take Metrolink to Anaheim and visit Disneyland or California Adventure.
  • Antique shopping in Orange.  Restaurants and antique stores are a short walk from the station.
  • Ride south to Santa Ana and visit the Bowers Museum or Discovery Science Center.
  • Head to Irvine and take the iShuttle to all the shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.
  • Explore the Mission, look for swallows, and stroll the old town area in San Juan Capistrano.
  • Head to the beach in San Clemente.  It’s literally a couple minute walk to the beach from the platform.
  • Travel to beaches, pier and shops in Oceanside.

Grab a bite
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? A wonderful thing about returning to the Fullerton Transportation Center is the amazing selection of restaurants within walking distance. And some of them offer a discount with your Metrolink ticket.

Santa Fe Express Café
Home of Queenie’s Weenies136 East Santa Fe Ave. (714) 526-1725 FREE fountain soda with purchase of food. (Any sandwich, hot dog, or burger).

The Cellar
305 N. Harbor Blvd. #118 (714) 525-5682.  20% off food items. (Not valid with other discounts or promotions, for special events,  or on holidays.  No cash value.  Offer only valid on food portion of the check)

The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen
122 E. Commonwealth Ave. (714) 871-cafe.  FREE dessert or appetizer with the purchase of an entree. (Valid Monday through Thursday only)

Cajun Swamp
114 W. Commonwealth Ave. (714) 870-1266.  10% off or free soft drink with purchase of any po’ boy. (Not valid on alcohol, happy hour menu or with any other offer. Dine-in only)

Califire Grill
133 W. Chapman Ave. #102  (714) 578-0018.  Free 22 oz. drink with a purchase of a wrap or a bowl and a side. (Fries, beans, or salad)

Ziing’s Bistro & Bar
209 N. Harbor Blvd. (714) 526-5777  10% off. (Only good on food/soft drinks.  Not valid on alcoholic drinks)

Steamers Jazz Club & Café
138 W. Commonwealth Ave. (714) 871-8800.  Any pizza only $5.00 (Mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Seafood Grill
100 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite D (714) 446-0700. Buy one 2-piece fish & chips meal and 2 drinks and get one 2-piece fish & chips meal free OR free drink with purchase of a meal.

The Old Spaghetti Factory
110 E. Santa Fe Ave. (714) 526-6801.  One free cheese bread appetizer with the purchase of 2 entrees.  (Valid Sunday through Friday, dine-in only.  Not valid on holidays)

Metrolink service in Fullerton
The Fullerton Transportation Center offers local residents both Metrolink and Amtrak service.  Metrolink riders can catch the Orange County Line or the 91 Line.  The station is located at the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Sante Fe Avenue.  There are over 500 existing parking spaces with an additional 800 spaced added in the new parking garage on the west side of the station.  

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