Learn About Metrolink
Metrolink is Southern California's regional passenger rail system operating in six counties across the region. Metrolink serves the campus with two local stations in Downtown Riverside and at the Riverside Hunter Park station.
The Downtown Riverside Station operates three rail lines and has a direct connection to campus via RTA Route 1 to UCR at Bannockburn. The Riverside Hunter Park Station services one rail line and does not provide a direct bus route to campus.
Metrolink provides a 25% student discount to those with a valid Student ID. Tickets can be purchased via Metrolink's mobile app or at the kiosks located at each train station.
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students who make their daily commute to and from the UC Riverside campus using public transit are eligible to participate in the Public Transit Program. Registered participants cannot hold a daytime commuter parking permit.
You must enroll in the R'Commute (Alternative Transportation Program) to receive incentives. Eligibility of incentives is subject to verification using University electronic records.
Complimentary Parking Privileges
Registered Public Transit participants are eligible to receive a complimentary Blue 10-pack parking permit each quarter. Actual allotments provided are dependent on enrollment dates and are prorated. 10-pack permits roll-over each quarter, however they expire at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th.
Learn more about the Program Rules & Eligibility.
Take the worry out of ridesharing. Faculty or staff enrolled in the Transit Program are eligible to participate in the Regional Guaranteed Ride Home Program offered through IE Commuter. The program reimburses you for up to two emergency rides per year when using Lyft, Taxi, or Uber to get home in an emergency. The program is intended for personal and family emergencies or unscheduled overtime at the request of your supervisor. It is not available for rides to work, scheduled appointments or planned overtime.
For complete program rules go to IE511.org
To arrange for an Emergency Ride Home:
- Arrange your own ride home via Lyft, Uber, Taxi, or other such ride-hailing services.
- Save receipt(s). A 15% tip is allowed for reimbursement.
- Complete the required Reimbursement Claim Form and scan/email along with a copy of the receipt(s) to Transportation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Transportation Services will verify, sign, and submit to IE Commuter for reimbursement.
- Program is valid for up to two emergency ride homes each fiscal year.
For further details, call Transportation Services at (951) 827-8277.
Spring Quarter Back to School Promotion
New Metrolink riders are eligible to receive two free round-trip tickets. Just download the Metrolink app and register using your UCR email. Students, faculty and staff can all take advantage. Metrolink will send your complimentary tickets directly to your ticket wallet on the next business day. Please visit the FAQ for further information.