Metro offers extended service for HARD Summer Music Festival

Is everyone ready for the auditory awesomeness that is HARD Summer Music Festival? The event takes place on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, which is just a short walk from the Gold Line Chinatown Station. The music starts at 6 p.m. each night, with final sets ending around 2 a.m.

With over 60 live performances and world-class DJs (Skrillex, anyone?) on four stages, this event is not to be missed, and Metro’s making it easy for you to get there – and back.

If you don’t already know, parking in the area isn’t exactly convenient or cheap, which is why Metro will run special extended service just for HARD Summer.

  • last Gold Line train to depart Union Station for Sierra Madre Villa at 2:39 a.m.
  • last Red Line train to depart Union Station at 2:42 a.m.
  • last Purple Line train to depart Union Station at 2:47 a.m.
  • last Blue Line train to depart 7th/Metro at 2:57 a.m.
  • last Expo Line train to depart 7th/Metro at 2:54 a.m.
  • last Green Line train to connect with Blue Line at 3:30 a.m.
  • last Orange Line bus departs North Hollywood at 3:18 a.m.

Please note times are subject to change to allow for system maintenance, so check Metro’s service advisory page for the most up-to-date info and the full extended schedule.

Furthermore, all HARD Summer attendees can ride the Metro for free! Just show your printed ticket or concert wristband to ride free to and from the festival.

So what are you waiting for? Get your HARD Summer ticket, load up your TAP card and get ready to have your world rocked.

7 replies

  1. It’s great to see Metro operating late enought to be useful. It’s too bad Metrolink can’t do the same. They have trains to Angel games, so why not other events ? Better yet, how about late night trains every Friday and Saturday (like Caltrain and Coaster) ?

  2. Is the Purple Line for sure going to be open late? On the Hard website it doesn’t list it and last year it was not open past 12am. I understand you are a more official source for the Metro but just wanted to double check.

    • Hi Frank,

      As of now Metro will run the Purple Line until 2:47 a.m. However, it may be that the Purple Line will only run between Wilshire/Western to Wilshire/Vermont after midnight, so to get to it from Union Station you’d have to transfer from the Red Line. I’ve run into this situation before late at night, and while it’s a bit annoying at least there are Metro helpers on hand to make sure you don’t miss the train!

      Anna Chen
      The Source, Contributor

    • Hi Dwayne,

      Not as far as I know. You can use your printed ticket or wristband to ride Metro to and from the festival, they will act as the paper tickets do. Unless HARD is issuing special tickets that have RFID chips, you won’t need to tap.

      Anna Chen
      The Source, Contributor

  3. Do you know if Metro will accept printed receipts? I am picking up will call tickets and will not have an “official” ticket to show at the Metro Station.

    • Hi Adam

      Yes, you can bring your printed receipt for HARD Summer to use on Metro until you receive your official pass/wristband.

      Anna Chen
      The Source, Contributor