Metro Board Chairman and County Supervisor Mike Antonovich talks about Metro’s new late night service at a press event this morning at the Gold Line’s Memorial Park station in Pasadena. Photo: Steve Hymon/Metro.
There was a media event in Pasadena this morning to remind everyone that late night weekend service until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights begins tonight.
“The new late night service on Metro Rail and the Orange Line is a win-win situation for everyone in Los Angeles County,” said Metro Board Chair and County Supervisor Mike Antonovich. “Businesses will be able to reach a new range of clientele. More people can go out to eat, drink and have fun on weekends without worrying about a midnight curfew, and more workers now have the option of taking that later shift and can rest assured they’re going to have a safe, reliable way to make it home. Los Angeles County residents will benefit from the connections to the rail system, and people from the San Fernando Valley will be able to travel to other destinations in the county such as Pasadena, Long Beach, Norwalk or Culver City late at night.”
At the event, Antonovich also added that “long range we do have a vision…we want to continue this momentum.” In particular, he said Metro needs to keep focusing on connecting to popular destinations — such as the region’s airports.
Metro CEO Art Leahy said that ridership will be evaluated after six months to determine whether late night service will be added every night of the week. Metro is currently evaluating the possibility of late night service on the Silver Line and is also working with Metrolink on the possibility of extending their service to connect with Metro Rail and the Orange Line.
Here are the times that the last trains and buses will be leaving stations tonight and here is a link to all Metro timetables:
The last train departing Union Station will be at 2:12 a.m.
The last train departing North Hollywood will be at 1:56 a.m.
The last trains departing Union Station will be at 2:02 a.m.
The last trains departing Wilshire/Western will be at 2:03 a.m.
The last train departing Atlantic will be at 1:43 a.m.
The last train departing Sierra Madre Villa will be at 1:39 a.m.
The last train departing 7th/Metro Center will be at 2:12 a.m.
The last train departing Culver City will be at 1:49 a.m.
The last train departing Long Beach to downtown L.A. will be 12:58 a.m.
The last train departing 7th/Metro will be 2:07 a.m.
Service between the Long Beach Transit Mall and Wardlaw will continue past 12:58 a.m. with the last train leaving the Transit Mall at 3:07 a.m.
The last train departing Redondo Beach will be 1:58 a.m.
The last train departing Norwalk will be at 2:09 a.m.
The last bus departing North Hollywood will be at 2:53 a.m.
The last bus departing Chatsworth will be at 1:50 a.m.