Whether you're rooting for Joe Bruin or Tommy Trojan, it's all Metro to me

Photo: Neon Tommy, via Flickr Creative Commons

Photo: Neon Tommy, via Flickr Creative Commons

UCLA takes on USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Saturday at 5 p.m. Metro will be running enhanced service on the Expo Line to make it easy for fans of both teams to get to the game. The Expo Line has three stops near the Coliseum: Jefferson/USC, Expo Park/USC and Expo/Vermont.

The enhanced game day service features more frequently-running Expo Line trains beginning three hours prior to kickoff and lasting until 60-75 minutes after the game ends. The Red/Purple and Blue Lines connect with the Expo Line at 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Gold Line riders can transfer to the Red/Purple Lines at Union Station to reach 7th/Metro Center.

Riders coming from west of USC can leave their cars at the Culver City or La Cienega/Jefferson park and ride facilities and board the Expo Line at those stations.

Note: These park and rides tend to fill up fast, so plan on getting there early. Alternatively, there is also parking available near the Expo/Crenshaw Station. For real-time info on game day parking, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metrolaalerts.

There is also parking available in downtown Los Angeles near Metro Rail. If you park near a Red/Purple Line subway station, transfer to the Expo Line on the upper platform at 7th/Metro Center. Parking at Union Station is $6 with easy access to the subway; all trains stop at 7th/Metro Center, about a five-minute ride from Union Station.

In addition to more frequent Metro Rail trains, the Metro Silver Line bus service will be augmented to move people from the El Monte and Harbor Gateway Transit Centers to the station at 37th St/USC.

Buy a TAP card to ride on Metro Rail; the reloadable fare cards are available at ticket machines at all Metro Rail stations. The card costs $1 and you can load it with several rides, stored value cash that fares will be deducted from or a daily, weekly or monthly pass. (A single ride on Metro Rail is $1.50. If you need to transfer, the $5 day pass is the best deal. The Silver Line bus has a fare of $2.45 or simply use your day pass. More about Metro fares here.

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3 replies

  1. To me, football seems like entirely too much fuss over a lousy 25 cents:

    They start with a coin toss, then spend the rest of the game trying to GET THE QUARTER BACK.

  2. You can also park on Hayden on Saturdays, there are probably 150 street spaces on Hayden. Hayden’s halfway between the La Cienega Stop and the Culver City stop, and is only about a 1/4 mile walk to either. It’s also a much safer place to park your car than some of the street parking around La Cienega (I think most of the street parking around the culver city station is permit only).