Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekday gambling at San Manuel, with an assist from Metrolink

With the exception of every 7-Eleven in my area, there are no gambling destinations within walking distance of my home. If I want to lose money, I have to get in the car and drive for a while.

Well, actually I don't, as Metrolink notes.

Before I watched the video, I was a little leery of the whole thing. I've been to the San Bernardino Metrolink Station. And perhaps I'm in danger of sounding like Joe Biden here, but this is not a place that you want to hang around at for an extended period. Plus, I knew that only one Omnitrans bus serviced the station, and that only got you as far as downtown San Bernardino - meaning that you'd have to wait and transfer.

But when I watched the video, I discovered that during weekdays, San Manuel Casino provides shuttles five minutes after the scheduled arrivals of selected trains. Train 302 Arrives 9:30am

Shuttle Pick up 9:35am

Train 304 Arrives 10:35am

Shuttle Pick up 10:50am

The shuttles leave the casino at 1:30 and 3:30, allowing you to board the 2:00 and 4:00 trains from San Bernardino and head back to Union Station, or Upland, or whatever your destination is.

And it sure beats driving.

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