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Metro Will Offer Free Train And Bus Rides On New Year's Eve

Free sleigh rides! (Photo courtesy of the Metro Library and Archive)
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To help you celebrate safely this holiday season, Metro is once again offering free rides on all bus and rail lines on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.You can enjoy the free holiday rides beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 24 until 2 a.m. Friday, December 25, and then again starting 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 until 2 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016, according to Metro. All of Metro rail line stations that have latched gates will be unlatched during these times.

The Holiday Celebration Free Fare program, as it's officially known, began back in 1994 to promote safe travel during the holiday season when there tends to be a spike in DUIs. Plus, it's a fun way to promote public transit.

So, while the trains and buses may not be decked out in holiday decorations like they were in the past, consider this a little holiday gift from Metro as you head out to all of those fun Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve parties.