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Bono really does have super powers: Metro extends rail hours for U2's Rose Bowl appearance

October 19, 2009 |  2:06 pm


Bono must truly be a miraculous human being.

The man comes to Los Angeles, and -- BOOM! -- our Metro rail lines are extended to normal-city hours. U2 promoter Live Nation has announced today that the Gold, Red, Blue and Green rail lines will operate on extended hours on Sunday.

U2 will bring its 360 Tour to the Los Angeles area on Sunday with a sold-out gig at the Rose Bowl. A sell-out crowd of 95,000 people is expected to descend upon the area, and guests are urged to use public transportation -- or purchase parking tickets in advance. Parking passes are available for purchase at the Rose Bowl, UCLA, Cal State Northridge and Anaheim Convention Center box offices. There are shuttle, parking and VIP passes ranging from $5 to $100.

Pop & Hiss called the Los Angeles Country MTA for further details, but Live Nation has passed along what it assures is the finalized information. The last Red Line train headed to North Hollywood will leave Union Station at 1:57 a.m., according to promoters.

On non-U2 nights, the last Red Line train out of Union Station is 12:17 a.m. On Sunday, the last Blue Line train to Long Beach will leave at 2:02 a.m., and the last Gold Line -- for those Red Line transfers -- will leave Memorial Park in Pasadena at 1:27 a.m.

Full details on the extended Metro hours, courtesy of Live Nation, are pasted below the jump.

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--Todd Martens

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The Metro Rail Gold Line, Red Line, Blue Line and Green Line will have extended evening hours. Fans wishing to use Metro Rail should take the Gold Line to Memorial Park Station (on the corner of Holly and Raymond -- two blocks from the Parsons Engineering shuttle lot).

Metro Rail trains will run according to Sunday schedules throughout the day, into the evening and following the concert. Last trains will depart:
Metro Gold Line
North to Sierra Madre Villa will leave Memorial Park at 1:15 a.m.
South to Union Station will leave Memorial Park at 1:27 a.m. (Arrives Union Station 1:49 a.m. - Red Line transfer.)
Metro Red Line
West to North Hollywood will leave Union Station at 1:57 a.m. (Arrives 7th St./Metro Center 2:02 a.m. - Blue Line transfer.) (Arrives 2:06 a.m.
Wilshire/Vermont - Wilshire Blvd. Line 20 corridor bus transfer.)
Metro Blue Line
South to Long Beach will leave 7th St./Metro Center at 2:05 a.m.
(Arrives Imperial/Wilmington at 2:30 p.m. - Green Line transfer.)
Metro Green Line
East to Norwalk will leave Imperial/Wilmington at 2:37 a.m.
West to Redondo Beach will leave Imperial/Wilmington at 2:41 a.m.
All multiple line passengers should purchase a $5 day pass at their originating station. This will eliminate the need to purchase additional fares at each transfer point throughout the evening and early morning. For more details on getting to the concert via Metro, go to the Trip Planner at metro.net or call (800) COMMUTE.