Get home safely by letting Metro do the driving. Metro will once again offer a special holiday free rides on all Metro Bus and Rail lines operating on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The free rides will be in effect between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on the nights and early morning hours of Dec. 24 to 25 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. Customers boarding a Metro Bus, including the Metro Orange and Silver Lines, or the Metro Red, Purple, Blue, Expo, Green or Gold rail lines during the designated hours will receive a free ride to their destination.

Metro Rail, Orange and Silver Lines will operate all-night service on New Year’s Eve for those staying out extra late and to encourage easy travel to the Rose Parade in Pasadena. However, free fares only apply until 2 a.m. Those traveling after 2 a.m. will need to TAP to ride. Metro Day Passes are valid until 3a.m.

Metro will operate on a Sunday / Holiday schedule Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, both of which fall on a Thursday this year. This means bus lines without Sunday service will not operate on those days.  Enhanced Metro Rail service will be provided for Grand Park’s New Year’s Eve event and for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena.

About Metro

Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that is really three companies in one: a major operator that transports about 1.5 million boarding passengers on an average weekday on a fleet of 2,000 clean air buses and six rail lines, a major construction agency that oversees many bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects, and it is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County.  Overseeing one of the largest public works programs in America, Metro is, literally, changing the urban landscape of the Los Angeles region. Dozens of transit, highway and other mobility projects largely funded by Measure R are under construction or in the planning stages. These include five new rail lines, the I-5 widening and other major projects.

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