Amtrak to Partner With Coachella Fest on Attendee Shuttle From L.A.

By Alesandra Dubin April 1, 2008, 2:00 PM EDT

The art-installation-dotted grounds at last year's Coachella festival

Photo: BizBash

Further developing its reputation for eco-friendly initiatives, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will feature a car-free way for attendees to reach its grounds this year. Last night, Goldenvoice announced that festival sponsor Amtrak has created a shuttle service between Los Angeles and the Empire Polo Field in Indio dubbed the Coachella Express, a free train that will transport concertgoers who hold tickets allowing access to the campgrounds.

Coachella, Amtrak, and the city of Indio are working together to create a temporary train platform in Indio; from there shuttle buses will transport concertgoers to and from the camping check-in area at the polo field and the temporary station. The festival runs April 25 through 28.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the Coachella weekend,” said Paul Tollett of festival producer Goldenvoice in a release. “And this collaboration with Amtrak and the city of Indio is one in an ongoing plan to make a fan’s trip easier. This is a priority for ... all our festivals.”

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