Go Metro to the big rivalry: USC vs. UCLA

Cardinal and Gold versus Blue and Gold. What ties these two rivals together? Gold – as in the Gold Line!

This year’s annual match up is being held at The Rose Bowl, which means fans can take the Gold Line to the game – a free shuttle stadium shuttle will be provided between the Memorial Park Gold Line Station and The Rose Bowl.

Metro is a great way to get to the games stress free, while saving money on gas and parking. Bonus: you can celebrate as hard as you want.

The game starts at 7:30pm and will end around 11pm, so it pays to be aware of the last scheduled train trips from Memorial Park:

11:07pm – Green Line to Norwalk
11:47pm – Gold Line to East LA Atlantic, Red Line to North Hollywood, Blue Line to Long Beach, Green Line to Redondo Beach, Orange Line to Warner Center
12:11am – Gold Line to Sierra Madre Villa
12:47am – Union Station w/ no rail connections

USC vs. UCLA

Where: Rose Bowl
When: Saturday Dec. 4, 7:30pm
Get there by Metro Rail: Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station.  Walk 3 blocks west on Holly Street to the Rose Bowl Shuttle pick-up location on the west side of the Parsons Corporation parking lot.
Get there by Metro Bus: The Rose Bowl Shuttle is near the following stops –Colorado/Fair Oaks (180/181*, 260*, 762, 780), Fair Oaks/Green (686/687), Walnut/Fair Oaks (267), Raymond/Green (256)
Tip: To avoid potential lines at the Ticket Vending Machines after the game, buy a Day Pass, which is valid until 3am the following morning (a TAP card is required to purchase a Day Pass onboard the bus).

*denotes service still running after 10pm

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9 replies

  1. So if the game goes until 11, you have 7 minutes to get to Memorial Park if you’re trying to get to Norwalk, or 47 minutes if you’re trying to get to almost anywhere else. The first is impossible, and the second is nearly so.

    I still wish rail weekend hours could be expanded so that taking a train is actually an option for Friday or Saturday nights on the town.

  2. USC is winning the transit battle, getting 3 stations on the Expo Line. UCLA may have one in the campus vicinity (somewhere in Westwood Village) on the Westside subway extension.