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Toy Express rolling into town

Leslie Simmons

TRANSPORTATION CENTER -- Santa and his elves will be on hand Wednesday

at the Burbank train station to help light the Metrolink’s Holiday Toy

Express Train.


The event is a kickoff for the train, which will make stops at 38 city

stations throughout the Southland beginning Friday.

Santa and his friends will be aboard the train, which is adorned with

30,000 colorful lights,. A 15-minute stage show is featured at each stop.


Burbank firefighters will also be present both nights to collect toys

for the Spark of Love toy drive. Those attending are encouraged to bring

new, unwrapped toys for the event.

For those who can’t make it to the event, toy donations can be made at

any Burbank fire station.

The train will be in Burbank at the Regional Intermodal Transportation

Center Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m. The station is at

201 N. First St.


For more information on the Spark of Love toy drive, call 238-3473.

For more information about the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express, call

(800) 371-LINK.