The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will offer free service on all bus and rail lines on New Year’s Eve to promote safe travel during the holidays. No fares will be collected from 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, through 2 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.
The fare gates at all Metro Rail stations will be unlatched, and fare boxes and validators will not deduct fare from TAP cards. There will be no overnight or enhanced rail service on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Normal weekend bus and train schedules and service levels will be in effect. Trains will run approximately every 20 minutes after 8 p.m., and the last trains will depart around midnight.
Metro will run on a Sunday/ holiday service schedule on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. Additionally, Metro Bike Share will offer free rides through Jan. 1. To redeem a 30-minute free ride, select 1-Ride at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app. Riders can also redeem free rides multiple times throughout the day using promo code 010123. A credit or debit card is required.
The first 30 minutes of all rides are free. Rides longer than 30 minutes are $1.75 for each additional half-hour. Electric Metro Bike unlocking fees are waived.
The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena will take place on Monday, Jan. 2, and the floats will be displayed afterward near Victory Park in Pasadena. Metro will provide shuttle services from Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station to the post-parade viewing area. Shuttle buses will operate from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Floats will also be available for viewing on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when Metro will operate shuttle service from the Sierra Madre Villa Station starting at 7 a.m. Shuttle buses will end service 5 p.m. on Jan. 3.
Metrolink will also offer early-morning train service and a special $10 Holiday Pass for people attending the Rose Parade on Jan. 2. The agency is offering early-morning passenger rail service on five Metrolink lines (Ventura County, Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Orange County and 91/Perris Valley) connecting people to Metro’s Gold Line, offering access to Pasadena. For Metrolink schedule and information, visit metrolinktrains. com/rose-parade. For information on Metro schedules, visit metro.net.
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