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“Quick and cheap”
Review of Metro Rail

Metro Rail
Ranked #62 of 612 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Cannot believe how good the rail service is considering how little you pay. It's not perfect by any means and doesn't go as far as some other cities, but it was quick to the places I wanted to go (Hollywood, Universal Studios, parts of Downtown) and $20 to use it - and the buses - for a week is excellent. Even when I lost my card and had to buy a day pass for my final day I managed to get great value.

Helped that it was just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel as well.

Thank SMTID
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The stations are all very nice, compared to the New York subway.
Its clean everywhere there are no homeless people. A train arives all 10 to 15 minutes which is great. We should have something like that in Basel, Switzerland.

Thank Claudio B
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This Metro is fast (for the most part) and super-easy to use. Affordable, too - $1.50 per ride. Just load $ on your TAP card and go. No AC in carts, though... stations in downtown Hollywood and LA are actual subway stations (i.e., run underground) but everything else seems to be above the ground (which I personally am not a fan). Relatively clean. Metro doesn't run in Santa Monica (the closest station is Culver City).

Thank Natalia C
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Passengers cannot buy a ticket. A Tap card must be PURCHASED (unlike the free cards in other cities). Minimum is $20. There is no longer a senior fare!!!!! To say that it is confusing and inconvenient is an understatement. I travel on public transportation systems in many American and foreign cities and have never, ever had a problem paying. If you don't have a car or are using taxis, visit another city. San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Amsterdam, you name it and they're friendly to those using public transportation. But, hick, what should anyone expect from auto-centric Los Angeles.

4  Thank RDHOnTheGo
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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

I took the Metro Rail on several occasions to various places and it always worked out well. I came across nothing sketchy or unsafe during my rides, and I say this as a New Yorker ; ). Get a TAP Day Pass if you plan on hopping on and off a lot...which you will, so do.

Thank Nicola M
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