By JOHN DALY
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will offer train service for concertgoers traveling to and from the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine during the 2018 concert season between May 11 and Sept. 30, 2018.
Discounted Pacific Surfliner fares will be offered for travel to and from Irvine on select concert dates. 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 directly serves the new FivePoint Amphitheatre, located adjacent to the Irvine Station.
The arrangement is a cooperative marketing arrangement through which riders on the train gain awareness of the new amphitheater and concert goers can learn about rail transportation options.
“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 traveling from Orange County as well as San Diego and Los Angeles,” said Matt Prieshoff, Live Nation Chief Operating Officer – California.
“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.
The Pacific Surfliner will provide late-night service from Irvine towards Los Angeles and San Diego with trains departing 20 minutes after concerts, including Slayer (May 11), Dirty Heads (June 30), Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker (August 24), Jason Mraz (September 14), and more.
Concert attendees can take any Pacific Surfliner train to the FivePoint Amphitheatre with service from San Diego, Oceanside, Anaheim, Los Angeles and intermediate stops.
For more information, including full list of concerts, promotional fares and detailed train schedules, please visit www.pacificsurfliner.com/livenation.