Metro Rides Will Be Free On Christmas Eve And New Year's Eve
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If you are stressed enough about finishing that sweet potato dish and wrapping the presents just right that getting into your car and crossing town is too much to deal with, don’t fret—L.A. Metro’s got your back. All buses and rail lines operated by Metro will be free from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Christmas Eve. Metro will also be offering free rides on its buses and trains from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve.
Metro rail lines from Azusa to Santa Monica (and all buses in between) will be running on normal Saturday hours for the entirety of Christmas Eve Day, according to City News Service. Furthermore, select lines will see buffered service as crowds shuttle in for the 1:25 p.m. Rams game at the Coliseum.
According to Metro’s The Source blog, some 21,000 people boarded the Expo and Silver Lines immediately following the Rams’ September home game against the Seahawks, so be prepared for long lines. Metro adds that it took about 85 minutes to filter that crowd onto the nearby Vermont and Expo Park stations.
Metro will also provide all-night rail service for New Year’s Eve, with all rail and the Orange Line running every 20 minutes between 1 and 5 a.m., while the Silver Line will run once an hour between midnight (hooray for 2017!) and 4 a.m.
Enhanced service for select lines will again help Rams’ fans get to the Coliseum on New Year’s Day for the 1:25 p.m. game against the Cardinals.
Since the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl will occur on January 2 this year (the Rose Parade observes a “Not On Sundays” tradition) Gold Line service will begin at 3 a.m., while the entirety of Metro will run on Sunday/Holiday hours for the Monday following both Christmas and New Year’s Day.