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Christmas & New Year's Holiday Service & Fares

Affected Rail Lines: Metro Blue Line, Metro Red Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Purple Line, Metro Expo Line
Affected Bus Lines: 002, 002/302, 004, 010, 014, 016, 016/316, 018, 020, 028, 030, 030/330, 033, 035, 037, 038, 040, 040/042, 045, 048, 051, 051/052/352, 052, 053, 055, 055/355, 060, 062, 066, 068, 070, 071, 076, 078/079/378, 081, 083, 084, 090/091, 092, 094, 096, 330, 335, 355, 102, 105, 108/358, 110, 111/311, 115, 117, 120, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 150/240, 152/353, 154, 155, 156/656, 158, 161, 162/163, 164, 165, 166/364, 167, 169, 175, 176, 177, 180/181, 183, 190/194, 200, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 210, 211/215, 212/312, 217, 218, 220, 222, 224, 230, 232, 233, 234, 236/237, 239, 242/243, 244/245, 246, 251/252, 254, 256, 258, 260, 264/267, 265, 266, 268, 270, 287, 290, 292, 302, 305, 316, 352, 439, 442, 445, 450x, 460, 485, 487/489, 534, 550, 577x, 603, 605, 607, 611, 612, 620, 625, 634, 645, 665, 685, 686/687, 704, 705, 710, 720, 728, 730, 733, 734, 740, 741, 745, 750, 751, 754, 757, 760, 761, 762, 770, 780, 794, Orange Line (901), Silver Line (910)
Effective Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Description

Metro will run Holiday service according to the following schedule.  Please refer to individual timetables for exact schedules and days of operation.  Metro Trip Planner & Google Transit have these schedules reflected for daytime trip results.

Christmas Eve (Tues, Dec 24): Weekday Schedule

  • All lines will operate.
  • Metro is FREE to ride from 9pm Dec 24th thru 2am Dec 25th.  Faregates will be unlatched during this time. Please note Metro Rail will close at its normal time around midnight.

Christmas Day (Wed, Dec 25): Sunday/Holiday Schedule

  • All lines will operate EXCEPT Lines 126, 127, 128, 154, 175, 176, 177, 202, 209, 211, 215, 220, 237, 239, 242, 243, 244, 254, 258, 270, 290, 302, 311, 312, 316, 330, 352, 353, 355, 358, 363, 364, 378, 442, 485, 489, 577X, 607, 620, 625, 645, 685, 705, 710, 728, 734, 740, 741, 750, 751, 757, 760, 762, 770, 780, 794.

New Year's Eve (Tues, Dec 31): Weekday Schedule w/ Special Overnight Service

  • All lines will operate.
  • Metro Red, Purple, Blue, Expo, Green, Gold, Orange & Silver* Lines will then run special OVERNIGHT 24-HOUR SERVICE every 20 minutes until beginning of service on New Year's Day Jan 1st (*Silver Line will run every 60 minutes). This is in addition to bus lines which normally run late night owl service.
  • Metro is FREE to ride from 9pm Dec 31st thru 2am Jan 1st.  Faregates will be unlatched during this time.
  • Downtown Long Beach (formerly Transit Mall) will be closed from 7pm Dec 31st thru 3am Jan 1st due to a special event.  As a result, Blue Line will run modified service in Long Beach during this time.
  • Red Line will run with 6-car, full platform trains due to special events at Civic Center/Grand Park and Universal/Studio City.
  • Several Metro bus lines in Pasadena along the Rose Parade route will be detoured as streets closures take effect from 7pm through the end of the service day.

New Year's Day (Wed, Jan 1): Sunday/Holiday Schedule

  • All lines will operate EXCEPT Lines 126, 127, 128, 154, 175, 176, 177, 202, 209, 211, 215, 220, 237, 239, 242, 243, 244, 254, 258, 270, 290, 302, 311, 312, 316, 330, 352, 353, 355, 358, 363, 364, 378, 442, 485, 489, 577X, 607, 620, 625, 645, 685, 705, 710, 728, 734, 740, 741, 750, 751, 757, 760, 762, 770, 780, 794.
  • Longer trains will be provided on Red Line (6-car/full platform), Purple Line (4-car) and Gold Line (3-car/full platform) for travel to/from Pasadena's Rose Parade & Rose Bowl Game.
  • Numerous Metro bus lines along the Rose Parade route will be detoured or split into two segments at Colorado Blvd. until streets are reopened.
  • Click here for more information to Go Metro to Rose Parade & Rose Bowl Game

Fares & TAP Cards

  • Single-Ride is $1.50 per line (no transfers included) and must be loaded onto a reusable TAP card ($1)
  • If transferring to other lines and to avoid long return lines at TAP Vending Machines, customers should purchase an unlimited $5 METRO DAY PASS, good until 3am the following morning.
  • Each customer must have their own reusable TAP card (no sharing).  
  • TAP cards must be tapped before boarding each line, including at transfer stations.
  • On New Year's Day, Metro staff will be available at key stations to assist customers with their fare.
  • Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail.
  • Please click here for complete fare information.

Metro wishes a safe and Happy Holidays.

Last modified 12/31/13


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