OCSA METROLINK SHUTTLE SCHOOL BUS

  • This parent-paid OCSA Metrolink Shuttle, provides station-to-school-to-station bus service from the Santa Ana Train Station. 
  • This shuttle is used in conjunction with a parent-purchased Metrolink Train ticket. Student-discounted Metrolink train one-way, round-trip, seven-day, and monthly passes are available directly from Metrolink. Information regarding the Metrolink Train systems and purchasing of passes can be found directly from Metrolink at metrolinktrains.com. Currently, students ages 6 to 18 can receive 25% off their monthly pass with presentation of a valid student ID. Information regarding the Amtrak Train systems and purchasing of passes can be found directly from Amtrak at amtrak.com/Home.
  • An OCSA Shuttle Pass (issued by OCSA) is required to board the OCSA Metrolink Shuttle and can be purchased below.

* Depending on your arrival schedule, Free Public OCTA Bus transportation from the Santa Ana Station to OCSA may be available to Metrolink riders. See OCTA Route 83

Safety & Security

OCSA has never had an incident with our "Metro riders".  The students have learned to stick together. As the train gets closer to Santa Ana it fills with OCSA students. Currently, we have about 185 riders coming from all directions!  We encourage all parents to familiarize your students with the stations and the routes they will be taking.  We have taken many precautions to make the Metrolink a pleasant experience for your children. Click here for more information.

Amtrak "Rails 2 RailsĀ®" Program

Holders of a monthly Metrolink pass (Orange and Ventura County corridors ONLY) are eligible for an Amtrak program called "Rails 2 Rails®".  This program allows students holding a monthly pass to ride Metrolink or Amtrak trains. However, it is only available for Amtrak trains coming north from the Oceanside Station or south from the Oxnard Station.  This program is not available for stations located in Riverside or San Bernardino County. Click here for more information.

OCSA Student Rider Behavior Expectations

As a reminder for all OCSA students, OCSA School-wide Behavior Expectations are in effect for students who are riding the train to and from school.  A student removed from a train by Metrolink or Orange County Sheriff’s personnel will have their OCSA Metro Bus privileges revoked and will need to find an alternative method of traveling to and from OCSA.

Metrolink train conductors and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department actively enforce the Metrolink Passenger Code of Conduct, especially the following:

  • Boisterous and Unruly Conduct - Metrolink prides itself on providing a stress free train experience where passengers are comfortable and relaxed. Speak with an inside voice while on board the trains and be mindful of the language you use. Respect your fellow passengers and Metrolink train crew. The use of profanity is not allowed on Metrolink. 
     
  • Music and Audio Devices  - All music and audio devices must be used with personal head phones while on Metrolink platforms and trains.

Riders who violate the Code of Conduct may be removed from the train and have rider privileges revoked by Metrolink.

OCSA Parents: Thank you for your assistance with communicating appropriate behaviors while on the train to your child. We want our students to be good ambassadors for the school, and not have their ability to travel to school be forfeited due to their behavior on public transportation.

Pricing for the 2022-2023 School Year

~ One-pay or Installment payment options are available ~
Annual Round-Trip $2,016
1st Semester Round-Trip $1,008

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Schedules

OCSA Metrolink Shuttle [1]
Updated: Aug. 16, 2022

From / To

Morning
Pick-up
Location

Pick-up
Time

Arrival
OCSA*

Depart
OCSA*

Return
Trip
(Estimated)

OCSA METROLINK
 Shuttle
(From/To Santa Ana Station)
[2]

Santiago St.

Mon-Thu
8:10 a.m.

Friday /
Short Days

8:40 a.m

Mon-Thu
8:20 a.m

Friday /
Short Days

8:50 a.m

Mon-Thu
Grades 7 - 8
4:55 p.m. [3]


Transit time to station

is about 10 mins.

Mon-Thu
Grades 9-12
4:55 p.m.

Friday /
Short Days

Grades 7 - 12
2:40 p.m.

* All buses load/unload from the 10th Street bus staging area, all riders are required to show a current OCSA School Metrolink Shuttle Pass upon boarding.

Notes:
[1] First School, Inc. is a nation-wide provider of student transportation to numerous school districts.
[2] Depending on your arrival schedule, FREE Public OCTA Bus transportation from the Santa Ana Train Station to OCSA may be available to Metrolink riders riders.
See OCTA Route 83 for more information.
[3] Middle school students will need to go to Homework Club during block 9. This club will be free of charge for transportation students.

OCSA Metrolink Shuttle Pass Purchase Information

Metrolink, Los Alamitos and Newport Beach bus passes will be available for pick up August 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Book Room on the second floor of the Humanities Tower.

Students will be able to ride the bus without a pass during the first week of school. Everyone should pick up their passes by the end of the week, and will need them to board the bus starting Monday, August 22. Please visit www.ocsarts/transportation for additional information.

Questions regarding transportation should be emailed to transportation@ocsarts.net.