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Metrolink is free on Monday, April 22nd for earth day.

Does anyone know if local schools get this day off?  I don't have any children to ask but don't want to visit the park on a school holiday.

I have taken Metrolink twice to Knott's over the past two months and other than a slight delay, we arrived okay.  Am I insane for wanting to try this next Monday?  I will save maybe 1/2 ro 1 hour by driving but can't watch TV on my phone during that time, so I might as well take the train since it is free.  I am worried about the 11 minute layover in LA on the way.  It is fine if my Riverside to LA train is on time but if it is late, I am screwed and may not make the connection.

 

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Can't help you on the metro stuff, but as a whole, most schools do not get Earth Day off. 

LAUSD now gives April 24th off in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, which is on a Wednesday this year.

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3 hours ago, ryder said:

Can't help you on the metro stuff, but as a whole, most schools do not get Earth Day off. 

LAUSD now gives April 24th off in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, which is on a Wednesday this year.

Thank you, and I found a better route through Rialto where I have 22 & 18 min transfers plus I can stay the whole 10:30 am to 6 pm operating hours.  I am just going to do it and if it fails, an expensive Uber ride.

Oh well, I still have never been on Wonder Woman.  Hope I am not missing much.  I do enjoy "NOW OPEN! & Closed for Refurbishment".

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On 4/21/2024 at 9:29 AM, prozach626 said:

I wouldn't bury my head in electronics while riding public transportation.

My experience so far is that Metrolink is like Amtrack coach or Frontier Airlines (without crowding), with a slightly larger bathroom that doesn't have a "Fasten Seatbelt" sign keping you from using it.  I am free to walk around my entire train journey.  Perhaps the $10+ fare each way keeps the joy riders at bay?

Meanwhile Los Angles let a person out of prison after two felony Metro related assaults last year, so he could stab an old woman to death for her purse this week.  

https://people.com/los-angeles-train-stabbing-suspect-arrested-beloved-grandmother-killed-8639846

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/police-investigate-fight-turned-stabbing-near-la-metro-bus-days-after-deadly-assault/3398839/

According to LA Metro, there was a total of 166 reported crimes against people on city buses and trains during February. Just February, WTF?  We voted for three strikes and you are out and ?????

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On 4/27/2024 at 5:39 PM, SoCalJasonland said:

.... According to LA Metro, there was a total of 166 reported crimes against people on city buses and trains during February. Just February, WTF?  We voted for three strikes and you are out and ?????

HOLY CRAP!!!! And this is perhaps why I can't stand the idea of using public transport. - I'd rather Uber or rent a car. 

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20 hours ago, PeoplemoverMatt said:

The Antelope Valley Metrolink line and Santa Clarita Transit buses are reasonably safe modes of public transportation.  I would NOT take the Metro Red Line (or whatever it's called now) anywhere.  

Thanks so much.  I didn't want to miss Wonder Woman, and wanted to reschedule my visit.  I haven't had any Metrolink problems but the last time we took it to Union Station, we followed by a subway to Hollywierd and everything went down hill safety wise.  Glad to hear the AV Metrolink line is okay.

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So, the website says Wonder Woman is STILL down for refurbishment! Can the locals confirm that is accurate? If so, what on earth is going on with it that their newest coaster is down so long?

I'm going to the park for the first time since the year before Full Throttle went in, so there will be plenty of new coasters to experience regardless, and I've ridden Jersey Devil, so I know what WW would be like. But I quite enjoyed Jersey Devil, and would have liked to get on a similar coaster to it! Maybe I'll get lucky, and it'll open by Monday! lol

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11 hours ago, DILinator said:

So, the website says Wonder Woman is STILL down for refurbishment! Can the locals confirm that is accurate? If so, what on earth is going on with it that their newest coaster is down so long?

I was there yesterday and it was cycling non-stop all day half-filled with dummies (the water kind as opposed to the general public kind). My guess is that it'll be open in the coming days. Apocalypse and Crazanity were down, but everything else was running. The park was quiet, but most rides were single-train ops.

Be warned that the parking lot is a bit of a mess right now, but the new solar system thing they're installing seems quite impressive. It provides a ton of shade, and I'd be curious to see the numbers that thing generates.

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It was stated at a recent Q&A with the management that they just got a new head of maintenance, and their goal is to have all coasters to be open with two train ops (where appropriate... like obviously not Superman) within 2 years

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I'm curious how hiring a new head of maintenance is going to solve the problem of... not enough space in the cycle shop and not enough mechanics on staff to do the work.

The park needs another cycle shop and 50% more employees.

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22 hours ago, scars said:

Does anyone know why almost the entire park only runs in single-train mode mid summer?!
I find it really frustrating

They don't tell us employees but can I interest you in a $100 line cutting pass today sir?

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A new head of maintenance at Six Flags Magic Mountain can significantly impact the park's goal of operating all coasters with two roller coaster train operations within two years in several ways.

Firstly, the head of maintenance brings in fresh perspectives and potentially new strategies for optimizing coaster operations. They might implement more efficient maintenance schedules, ensuring that downtime for repairs and inspections is minimized. This could involve predictive maintenance techniques that anticipate issues before they occur, thereby reducing unexpected closures.

Secondly, the new leader can focus on improving staff training and development. By ensuring that maintenance teams are well-trained and knowledgeable about the specific requirements of each coaster, they can enhance operational readiness and responsiveness to issues. This might include cross-training staff to handle different aspects of coaster maintenance, thereby increasing flexibility and reducing dependency on a limited number of specialists.

Additionally, the head of maintenance can oversee upgrades to existing coaster systems and infrastructure. This could involve modernizing control systems, enhancing safety features, or even collaborating with ride manufacturers to optimize performance.

Moreover, effective leadership can foster a culture of accountability and excellence within the maintenance team. Setting clear goals, measuring performance metrics, and incentivizing achievements can motivate staff to meet and exceed operational targets.

Ultimately, the new head of maintenance plays a crucial role in coordinating efforts across departments to achieve the goal of consistently operating all coasters with two train operations. Their strategic oversight and management can streamline processes, improve reliability, and ensure a positive guest experience by minimizing downtime and maximizing coaster availability.

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