Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Offers Late-Night Trains, Special Fares for Concerts at FivePoint Amphitheater

The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will offer special train service for concertgoers traveling to and from the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine during the 2018 concert season between May 11 and September 30, 2018. Discounted Pacific Surfliner fares will be offered for travel to and from Irvine on select concert dates. In addition, concert goers who present a valid Pacific Surfliner ticket at the gate will receive complimentary Fast Lane access, which allows expedited entry to FivePoint Amphitheatre.

The Pacific Surfliner travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo, connecting nearly 3 million passengers a year to many of Southern California’s top destinations. The Pacific Surfliner directly serves the new FivePoint Amphitheatre, which is located adjacent to the Irvine Station.

“The venue’s front gate is less than a five minute walk from the train station, which makes taking the Pacific Surfliner a safe and convenient option for fans travelling from Orange County as well as San Diego and Los Angeles,” said Matt Prieshoff, Live Nation Chief Operating Officer – California.

When the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre closed in 2016, land developer FivePoint Communities partnered with live events producer Live Nation Entertainment to construct a temporary 12,000-seat facility on the southwest perimeter of the Orange County Great Park. The venue opened in 2017 with a proposal to minimize impact on area traffic. The venue offers 4,000 on-site parking spots, as well as convenient access to the Irvine Station and ridesharing services.

“We are proud to support access to live music and are excited to provide a special concert train service in partnership with Live Nation and FivePoint Amphitheatre,” said Bryan MacDonald, chairman of the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency, which oversees the Pacific Surfliner service. “This service will enhance the experience for concert goers while also improving quality of life for local residents.”

The Pacific Surfliner will provide late-night service from Irvine to Los Angeles and San Diego with trains departing approximately 20 minutes after most concerts, including Slayer (May 11), Dirty Heads (June 30), Pentatonix (July 19), Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker (August 24), Jason Mraz (September 14), Rise Against (September 30) and more.

The special northbound return train (597) will depart Irvine promptly at 11:20 p.m. en route to Santa Ana, Anaheim, Fullerton and Los Angeles. The final southbound train (796) will depart Irvine at 11:19 p.m. en route to San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside, Solana Beach and San Diego.  Concert attendees can take any Pacific Surfliner train to the FivePoint Amphitheatre with service from San Diego, Oceanside, Anaheim, Los Angeles and intermediate stops.

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