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1. Posted by U2PIES (Budding Member, 4 posts) 14 May '11 04:15

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Hi everyone :)

We are attending the U2 concert in Anaheim on Friday June 17th. We then have to get to Venice beach for the night. Does anyone know if they run buses or anything to cater for commuters like us. Or back to LA? We come from Australia so not familiar with pub. transport in this area. Would appreciate any advice thanks.

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member, 278 posts) 14 May '11 16:19

Sorry to advise there will no public transport available to you after the concert due to the late hour involved.

Anaheim Stadium, located in the county of Orange, starts running OCTA busses towards Los Angeles County the next morning after 4am. Anaheim Stadium is adjacent to a rail (train) stop for both Amtrak and Metrolink, however the trains do not run late at night.

Most likely your best option is to hook up with other people attending the concert and carpool, hire a car or plan on spending the night in Anaheim after the show.

3. Posted by U2PIES (Budding Member, 4 posts) 15 May '11 20:50

Thanks for that ... we will try to car pool with someone I guess! Or maybe leave the concert a little earlier and grab a train.
Cheers

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1865 posts) 18 May '11 06:22

Since Anaheim is where Disneyland is located, there are lots of hotels/motels immediately surrounding the amusement park. The park is located only about 1 1/2 miles away from the stadium so getting a taxi would be an option. However, your biggest problem will be that no taxis will want to go into the stadium parking lot (and get stuck in all the traffic) until at least an hour after the concert has ended. However, I'm guessing there will be taxis available just outside the stadium (on Katella Avenue) that will be waiting for people who need transportation.

However, I think your best bet is to find a motel immediately close by. For this purpose, the major baseball league has established a "Stadium Motel Network", which for the Anaheim Stadium can be found here:

http://angelstadium.stadiumhotelnetwork.com/

and lists hotels/motels close to the stadium that has shuttles that provide (usually free) transportation to/from events.

Enjoy

5. Posted by U2PIES (Budding Member, 4 posts) 25 May '11 00:22

Thanks so much for that!

6. Posted by macd27 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 16 Jun '11 02:28

How many of you are there?

7. Posted by U2PIES (Budding Member, 4 posts) 16 Jun '11 07:42

hi ...there are 2 of us ...my husband and I ..middle aged couple from Tasmania Australia!

8. Posted by ME Hill (Budding Member, 2 posts) 16 Jun '11 12:53

I'm a local and taking the train as well, here's the latest info I found...

Metrolink Runs Special Trains to the U2 Concert June 17 and 18
06/16/2011

Roundtrip tickets only $7

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[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

9. Posted by ME Hill (Budding Member, 2 posts) 16 Jun '11 13:44

yikes! no weblinks allowed, here are the details...

The Metrolink station in Anaheim is just a short 10 minute walk to Angels Stadium. Metrolink will provide two special round-trip trains on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. A round-trip ticket to Anaheim Station from both L.A. Union Station and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo will be available for just $7.

Train tickets can be purchased at Metrolink ticket vending machines (TVMs). The special $7 pass can be purchased by selecting "Special Ticket Options" and selecting "Angels Train Pass". At TVMs, credit cards, debit and cash are accepted. For more details on getting to the concert via Metrolink call 1-800-371-5465 (LINK).

U2 Special Train Schedule:
Southbound

•Los Angeles Union Station: Departs at 5:50 PM
•Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs: 6:11 PM
•Buena Park 6:17 PM
•Fullerton 6:24 PM
•Anaheim: Arrival at 6:33 PM
Northbound

•Laguna Niguel: Departs at 5:50 PM
•Irvine: 5:59 PM
•Tustin: 6:07 PM
•Santa Ana: 6:13 PM
•Orange: 6:18 PM
•Anaheim: 6:22 PM
Return trips: Southbound and Northbound trains will leave Anaheim Station 45 minutes after the show ends and return making all stops until reaching L.A. Union Station (Northbound) and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station (Southbound).