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Metro Includes Orange Line in Free 24-Hour New Year's Service

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Earlier this week Metro announced they would be offering free 24-hour service for New Year's on their Red, Purple, Blue, Green and Gold Lines, leaving out the Orange Line, "the 14-mile-long busway that traverses the San Fernando Valley," notes the Daily News, which the MTA hails as a “train on rubber wheels.”

However, this afternoon the agency amended their original announcement to include the left-out busway, declaring they "will offer 24-hour service on the Metro Orange Line as well as all of its rail lines New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, to enable everyone in L.A. County to enjoy safe, hassle-free transportation to all their New Year’s holiday festivities."

Metro's 5 rail lines will run trains every 20 minutes from 9 p.m., New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, to 5 a.m. the next morning, and "as an added incentive to encourage a safe holiday season, Metro has announced that all its bus and rail lines will be free of charge between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve."