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Photos: Goats, Pigs, And Chickens Joined The Morning Commute At Union Station

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One of the most classic components of the L.A. County Fair is the petting zoo. After all, county fairs have a longer history with showing off livestock than they do in showing off how much fried food you can eat, and the L.A. fair keeps the tradition alive. In an effort to promote the more wholesome aspects of the month-long event, and to advertise the special weekend train service to the fair, the L.A. County Fair and Metrolink partnered to bring an early morning petting zoo to Union Station.

On Thursday morning, baby pigs, calves, goats, and chickens made a stop at Union Station before taking the train alongside 50 sixth graders all the way to Pomona. Commuters, Metro employees, and Metrolink conductors all got an injection of joy from petting the adorable menagerie.

Metrolink has added a stop at the Fairplex station on most of its trains on the San Bernardino Line, which allows for quick and direct public transportation to the fair from Union Station.