NCTD Launches Mobile App & ‘Pony Express’ Tix Less Expensive This Year


New Mobile Ticketing App Launches July 15nctd-mobileapp-image

North County Transit District and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club are expanding the availability of the popular ‘Pony Express’ combo ticket and reducing the price by $2. The combination ticket will be available every day of the season which runs July 17 – September 4, except opening day on Wednesday, July 17. The combination ticket offers race fans an economical and safe way to get to the track without having to fight traffic or pay for parking.

The $11 ‘Pony Express’ ticket includes round-trip fare on the COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE, Stretch Run admission, and a free shuttle between the Solana Beach COASTER station and the racetrack; in all, a 35% discount for race-goers.

Passengers can purchase the ‘Pony Express’ tickets several ways – including through NCTD’s new mobile ticketing application. The Android version of the free mobile app will be available for download beginning July 15. The iPhone release will follow. Users will be able to purchase, store, and validate same-day and future-date COASTER tickets entirely on their phones.

NCTD is offering the mobile app to give passengers an easy and convenient method to buy COASTER tickets, both for the Del Mar Races and regular COASTER single-ride tickets. Instructions for using the mobile ticketing app and many other features will be built into the app. Passengers may purchase ‘Pony Express’ tickets several other ways; online at beginning July 8, and for same-day travel, at any NCTD ticket vending machine by selecting July 8, 2013 Page 2 of 2 the ‘current promotions’ button.

The North County Transit District is a public transportation agency providing 12 million passenger trips annually throughout North San Diego County and into downtown San Diego. NCTD’s system includes BREEZE buses (with FLEX service), COASTER commuter trains, SPRINTER light rail trains, and LIFT paratransit service. NCTD’s mission is to deliver safe, convenient, reliable and user-friendly public transportation services.