Have you heard a new, familiar voice making announcements while riding the train recently? Well that’s because we just launched our Guest Train Conductor Program with retired Angels World Series hero Tim Salmon leading a lineup of elected officials, community leaders and local celebrities. Guest train conductors provide recorded messages to greet riders and give important information about the rail system and local stops.
Salmon’s voice is welcoming passengers onboard the Orange County Line and 91/Perris Valley Line trains and announce station stops, along with service connecting to Angels Stadium.
Salmon is a native of Long Beach who played 15 major league seasons with the Angels and was a crucial part of the Angels 2002 World Series run. Salmon was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1993 and is the Angels all-time leader in home runs (299) and walks (970).
Over the last 20 years, the Orange County-based Tim Salmon Foundation has supported numerous at-risk children’s organizations through the Tim Salmon Gold Classic.
Each guest train conductor introduces themselves in their own style and gives updates on stops and information about the local cities and other important facts to help riders enjoy the experience.
In addition to Salmon, guest train conductors will include State Senator Connie Leyva, Metrolink Board Member and Riverside County Supervisor Karen Spiegel, Metrolink Board 2nd Vice Chair and Highland Mayor Pro Tem Larry McCallon, Metrolink Board Member and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, just to name a few.