Coachella-goers can ride free new train

All aboard the Coachella Express

For the first time this year, a select number of Coachella Festival campers will be able to board a free train in Los Angeles bound for the Indio Festival.

Event organiser Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide the free train, dubbed the Coachella Express, from LA’s Union Station to the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, where the festival will be held April 25-27.

“I think it’s the first time (Amtrak has) has ever done anything like this for a music festival,” Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett told Billboard.. “Anything we can do on a big level is what we’re pushing for.”

Tollett added that the idea is based on a European model where several festival-goers use trains to reach their destination.

The Coachella Express will reportedly seat 500 campers and is set to depart from LA’s Union Station on April 24, bound for Indio. The train will return to LA on April 28.

Reservations can be made at on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s headliners include The Verve, Portishead, Kraftwerk and Roger Waters, as previously reported.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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