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Metro to offer overnight service during New Year's weekend

December 28, 2011 |  7:15 pm

Gold Line train in Pasadena

Metro will offer extended service from Saturday to Monday to accommodate passengers looking for a safe ride home on New Year's and for Rose Parade and Rose Bowl attendees wishing to avoid traffic and parking hassles in Pasadena.

All Metro rail lines and the Metro Orange Line will operate every 10 to 20 minutes overnight Saturday. The fare will be free between 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. that night, “in the interest of public safety,” said Metro spokeswoman Gayle Anderson. Regular fares will take effect after 2 a.m., but officials suggest purchasing a $5 All Day Pass to avoid lines.  

Anderson added that Metro will operate the same overnight schedule Sunday into Monday morning.

Metro will add extra trains on the Gold Line running as frequently as every seven to eight minutes starting at 5 a.m. Monday and into the evening to accommodate passengers heading to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl.  

The Rose Parade is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday. The Rose Bowl game is set to kick off at 2 p.m.

Metro’s website suggests that passengers going to the game exit the Gold Line train at Memorial Park.

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Photo: Metro plans to add trains to the Gold Line to help ferry passengers to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game.

Credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

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