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Metro Offers Free Rides, 24-Hour Service On New Year's Eve

Metro on NYE (Photo by faria! via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Metro will be offering all-night service and free rides on New Year's Eve for those of you who don't have a designated driver (or want to ruin a perfectly good hangover by going to the Rose Parade).

You don't have to pay a dime if you ride Metro trains or buses from 9 p.m. on December 31 until 2 a.m. on January 1. But you will have to pay regular rates before or after those times.

Metro is also changing up their schedule to make it easier to get home from a late night (and avoid the inevitable Uber surge-pricing). On December 31, Metro buses and trains will run on a regular weekday schedule. Then trains will continue to run all night, and they will stop at 20-minute intervals from 1 a.m. until 3 a.m. Buses that normally run through the night will also be running on regular schedules.

Buses and trains on New Year's Day will follow a Sunday/holiday schedule, except for the Gold Line, which will be ramping up service in anticipation of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game. There will be longer trains running more frequently to accommodate the crowds headed to and from Pasadena that day.

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If you have more questions, check out Metro's site along with tips for checking out the parade.

Also, AAA is offering to tow you and your car home (for free up to seven miles) between the hours of 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 1, according to NBC Los Angeles. You don't even need to have a AAA membership, and all you have to do is call 1-800-400-4AAA and tell the operator, “I need a Tipsy Tow.”

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