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Ringing in the New Year

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

December 31

To help you celebrate the New Year safely, all Metro bus and rail lines will provide free service on the night of New Year's Eve.

Specifically, no fare will be charged starting 9pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 until 2am on Thursday, January 1, 2015. All Metro Rail Line Stations with latched gates will be unlatched during this time. Regular fares are in effect at 2am on New Year's Day.

A One-way fare is $1.75 and includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip. A $7 Day Pass covers unlimited travel starting on date of purchase until 3am the next morning.

Note: All Metro Rail lines and the Metro Orange Line will operate all night every 20 minutes on New Year's Eve. The Metro Silver Line will operate every 60 minutes during this time.

Have a safe New Year. Go Metro.

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. Buy a roundtrip pass for only $3.50, or purchase a Metro Day Pass for $7!

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, oversize items such as umbrellas, chairs and coolers will not be permitted on the trains that day.

Why Drive? Get to the game on Metro Rail. 

January 1

Avoid long walks 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 to the Parsons Parking Lot B and ride a shuttle in comfort past the traffic, right up to the gate. Shuttle service to the Rose Bowl is free and begins at 10am on January 1. For a map, click here.

If you are riding a Metro bus after the game, please check the individual timetables for last bus times leaving Pasadena.

Parking is available at Union Station for $6. Click here to 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 the Metro's Trip Planner.

Please remember that food, drinks, smoking and flammable products are not permitted on Metro Rail. Due to the large crowds expected to come out for the Rose Bowl Game, oversize 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 1-3.

Metro is teaming up with the Tournament of Roses to provide easy access to view the Rose Parade floats after the parade. 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 1-3. Shuttles will depart from Sierra Madre Villa until approximately 3pm each day. Return service to Sierra Madre will continue to 5:30pm.

Shuttle Hours of Operation:
Every 5-10 minutes

January 1

January 2-3*
6:30am – 5:30pm

Regular fares apply. Call 877.793.9911 for more information about the shuttles, viewing hours and admission fees.

*Please note that viewing is reserved for senior and disabled visitors from 7am-9am.

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