Metro extended some of its rail service well past the usual midnight closing time on Saturday to accommodate the crowds going to HardFest in Los Angles State Historic Park, i.e. the Cornfields. Agency staff put together the above video.
A few interesting stats:
•There were about 16,000 more boardings than usual on the Gold Line due to the concert — an increase of about 63 percent over normal Saturday ridership.
•There was also a significant bump in Red Line ridership from stations in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
•Trains ran until 3 a.m. Metro believes about one-third of the concertgoers took the train. The late night service was provided because of an agreement between Metro and the concert promoter, who paid for the service.
•Longer trains than usual were operated on the Gold Line and there were not significant wait times after the show. Even after the Gold Line was cleared of returning passengers from the concert, there was still car traffic trying to get out of the area.
For those who took the train to HardFest, how did it go? Want to see more of this type of service? Discuss please.