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Metro Announces 24-Hour Train Service on New Year's Eve

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The reasoning to give us 24 hour train service is not because it's New Year's Eve--we'll still take it--it's to shuffle thousands of people to the Tournament of the Roses parade and Rose Bowl game the morning after.

Straight from a Metro press release:

All Metro Rail Lines will run every 20 minutes overnight from Dec. 31 into Jan. 1. The agency will by providing free rides Dec. 31 on all Metro bus and rail lines from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 1. After 2 a.m., regular fares go into effect. Those attending parade festivities after 2 a.m. New Year’s Day can purchase the $5 Metro Day Pass for unlimited train rides that day. In addition to the overnight service, Metro will run additional trains and more frequent service on the Metro Gold Line to accommodate the large numbers of anticipated riders beginning at 5 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m., with trains running as frequently as every seven to eight minutes to and from Pasadena.

[UPDATE: Metro added the Orange Line to the all night service]