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Go Metro to New Year's Celebrations!

Metro is your designated driver for New Year's Eve.

December 31

To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9pm on December 31, 2017, until 2am on the morning of January 1, 2018.

Enhanced Metro Rail service will also operate for the Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers afternoon game at the Coliseum and N.Y.E.L.A. Countdown to 2018 evening event at Grand Park.

All Metro Rail Line Stations with faregates will be unlatched starting at 9pm. Fareboxes and validators will not deduct fare during this time.  Regular fares resume after 2am on New Year's Day.

One-way fare is $1.75 plus $1 for a reusable TAP card, per person, and includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip.

Note: All Metro Rail lines and the Metro Orange Line will operate every 12 minutes before 1am. After 1am,service will continue all night every 20 minutes on New Year's Eve. The Metro Silver Line will operate every 60 minutes during this time under the normal, published schedule.

Have a safe New Year. Go Metro.


January 1

Metro will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, January 1, with enhanced service on Metro Rail for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.


Take the Gold Line to the Rose Parade

January 1

Metro Rail's Gold Line makes it easy to get to Pasadena's Annual Tournament of Roses. The Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake and Allen stations are just a short walk from the parade route.

Avoid the traffic and parking hassles.  Parking is available at Union Station East for $8. Find the locations of additional Park & Ride lots near other Metro Rail stations.  Or you can find your best connection to the Gold Line using Google Transit or Metro's Trip Planner .

Note: Metro has implemented a parking management program at many Metro stations.  Please visit metro.net/parking for more information.

If you are riding Metro Bus to and from the game, please check the individual timetables for last bus times leaving Pasadena, as buses will be operating on Sunday/Holiday schedule.

Valley Residents: Take Line 501 to the Rose Parade and bypass Downtown LA. The cost to ride the express line is $2.50 for one way travel.

Buy roundtrip fare for only $3.50 in stored value, or purchase a Metro Day Pass for $7!  All fares must be loaded onto your own, reusable TAP card, which cost just $1 and must be tapped before each boarding.

For those looking to get a head start, Metro Rail, Orange and Silver Lines will be operating overnight from New Year’s Eve.

Exit the train at any of the stations listed below:

  • Del Mar Station (walk 2 blocks north to the Parade route)
  • Memorial Park Station (walk 2 blocks south of the Parade route)
  • Lake Station (walk 4 blocks south to Parade route)
  • Allen Station (walk 4 blocks south to Parade route)

Due to the large crowds expected to come out for the Rose Parade, oversized items such as umbrellas, chairs and coolers will not be permitted on the trains that day.

Tip: Load your TAP card with $3.50 in stored value for roundtrip fare in advance and bypass the TAP vending machine lines on your return trip. Each customer must remember to tap their own card before each boarding.


Beat the traffic! Get to the Rose Bowl on Metro Rail.

January 1

Metro welcomes the Oklahoma Sooners and Georgia Bulldogs to “The Granddaddy of Them All.”  Avoid traffic congestion and the high cost of parking at the Rose Bowl. Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station in Pasadena; then take a short walk west on Holly Street to the Parsons Corporation parking lot to connect with the free Rose Bowl shuttle, right up to the gate. See map .

Parking is available at Union Station East for $8. Find the locations of additional Park & Ride lots near other Metro Rail stations. Or you can find your best connection to the Gold Line using Google Transit or Metro's Trip Planner .

Note: Metro has implemented a parking management program at many Metro stations.  Please visit metro.net/parking for more information.

Please remember that eating, drinking, smoking and flammable products are not permitted on Metro. Due to the large crowds expected to come out for the Rose Bowl Game, oversized items such as umbrellas, chairs and coolers will not be permitted on the trains that day.


View the Rose Parade floats without the hassle.

January 1-2 .

Metro is teaming up with the Tournament of Roses to provide ticketed access to view the Rose Parade floats after the parade.* Separate admission for float viewing required. Take the Metro Gold Line to the Sierra Madre Villa Station in East Pasadena. There you can board a shuttle from the Bus Plaza on the first level of the parking structure that provides direct service to Victory Park, where the floats will be displayed January 1 st and 2 nd . Shuttles will depart from Sierra Madre Villa until 3:30pm each day. Return service to Sierra Madre will continue to 5:30pm.

Shuttle Hours of Operation: Shuttles run every 10 minutes on:

  • January 1: 12:30pm-5:30pm
  • January 2: 6:30am – 5:30pm

Schedule for the Showcase of Floats:

  • January 1: 1:00pm-5:00pm (Last entry at 4pm)
  • January 2: 9:00am-5:00pm (Last entry at 4pm; senior citizens and disabled visitors will be welcome from 7am-9am)

Shuttle is free with valid Metro fare on TAP card; otherwise, regular fares apply. Call 877.793.9911 for more information about the shuttles, viewing hours and admission fees.


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