As some people in the Twitterverse discovered yesterday — thanks Carter! 🙂 — the new timetables for Metro Rail and the Orange Line have been posted and they include the new late-night hours scheduled to begin this Friday night/Saturday morning.
Metro is extending the hours for Metro Rail service until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. In some cases, the last trains don’t roll until after 2 a.m. — for example, the last Expo Line train leaving 7th/Metro Center for Culver City departs at 2:12 a.m.
If you want to check the new timetables, the links are posted below.
Categories: Go Metro, Go Metro Weekends, Metro Lifestyle
I was at a party on Saturday and people were chatting about the new extended service hours and were literally saying things like “Don’t drink and drive, take Metrorail.” Looks like it could be pretty popular.
The trains will run expanded late-night service on Friday nights into Saturday mornings (2 a.m.) and Saturday nights into Sunday mornings (2 a.m.). The expanded service will not run Sunday night, so if you’re working Sunday night into the wee hours of Monday morning, you won’t be able to take Metro Rail, unfortunately.
The expanded late-night weekend service does not have an end date at the moment, but Metro will be monitoring ridership closely to see how much it’s being used. So if you want the late-night service to stick around (or even expand to 7 days a week!) spread the word and encourage people to take Metro!
The Source, Contributor
I’m excited about this as I work later in the evening. I am confused about the Sat., Sun. schedules which say that this service is only good during Friday night into Saturday morning at the top and then Saturday night into Sunday morning underneath. I don’t want to find myself unable to get home from work. Also, is this something that will continue, or is it like the holiday deal you offered a couple of years ago which disappeared after the new year?
Really excited about this service! I agree that the schedule is confusing, though with the boxed trips and whatnot. Something that might help would be a Mon-Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun separate schedule. I don’t know, that might waste paper when printing them out though.
The boxes were a bit confusing to me, though.
Where’s the added late night service for the Silver Line??? Why is it not included?
This is fantastic, your previous announcement undersold it! Given that this has some of the last trains moving after 3 and some of the first ones start up around 4, it’s inches away from being a 24 hour system!
After looking at the schedules, this seems all around kinda confusing. I see gaps in Redline service between Vermont & Beverly after 2:05 as well. I hope I dont get stuck this weekend. I am really looking forward to the extended service, and have also been telling friends about it. The bad things is; If they do not have a good experience the first time around, it will be highly unlikely theyll use Metro for years to come. Clarity is Metros best friend.
I’m confused. It looks as if I can only get to Del Amo Station after 12:53 from Downtown Long Beach?
Can we please get updated schedules that indicate the last transfers for the new late night weekend times and the Expo line?
“Below trips operate only on Friday night into Saturday morning” / “Boxed trips operate only on Friday night into Saturday morning”, I thought it was Friday night and Saturday night.
Hi David —
Late night service is both Friday and Saturday nights or early Saturday and Sunday mornings. Scroll down the timetables to view the weekend schedule for the Saturday night/Sunday a.m. trips — they’re part of the weekend service schedule.
Editor, The Source
The Gold Line link above is mistakenly linked to the Expo Line.
Thanks for the heads up — the link is fixed!
Editor, The Source
Woops! Gold Line links to Expo Line schedule. Great news for night owls, thanks for sharing!