New Year's weekend bus and rail service on Metro includes free fares on Friday night and beefed up rail service to Pasadena for parade and the big game

A few notes about service this upcoming New Year’s weekend:

•On New Year’s Eve, all Metro Rail and Bus Lines will operate on regular weekday schedules.

•Metro Rail & Orange Line will operate ALL NIGHT into Jan 1st. This is in addition to bus lines which normally operate late night owl service.

•Metro is FREE to ride from 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, until 2 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1.

•The Long Beach Transit Mall will be closed from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 through 3 a.m. on Jan 1 due to a special event. As a result, Blue Line will operate modified service during this time.

•On Saturday, Jan. 1, bus lines will follow the Sunday/holiday schedule. All bus lines will operate EXCEPT Lines 126, 127, 128, 154, 155, 175, 176, 177, 202, 209, 211, 220, 237, 239, 242, 243, 244, 254, 258, 270, 290, 439, 442, 450X, 489, 577X, 607, 620, 625, 634, 645, 685, 705, 710, 728, 730, 734, 740, 741, 750, 751, 762, 770, 780, 902.

•Extra rail capacity will be provided for travel to/from Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses parade and the Rose Bowl game between Wisconsin and TCU.

•Patrons may consider purchasing a Metro Day Pass for $6.00 ($1.80 Seniors 62+ or Disabled), valid for unlimited travel on the day of purchase through 3 a.m. the following morning. Day passes may be purchased aboard buses (TAP Card required) or at any Metro Rail station or Orange Line station. Zone charges may apply on some lines.

And, of course, Metro wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend!

12 replies

  1. Luis: The day pass is good from the purchase time until 3am.
    If you purchase the card at 10am on the 31st, it will only be good until 3am on the 1st.
    May i suggest buying some tokens instead. That way you have no limitations of time.
    Have a happy and safe trip everyone and Happy New Year !:)

    -Konbon Yute