Special holiday TAP card will be available starting Dec. 3

UPDATE: due to a delay in delivery, cards are being installed today and will be available at all stations listed by close of business tomorrow, Dec. 4.

Metro is celebrating the holiday season with a special limited edition TAP card! The TAP cards will be available for purchase starting Monday, Dec. 3. Here’s where you can get one, while supplies last:

Red/Purple Line

  • Union Station
  • Civic Center/Grand Park
  • Pershing Square
  • Westlake/MacArthur Park
  • Wilshire/Vermont
  • Wilshire/Western
  • Hollywood/Western
  • Hollywood/Vine
  • Hollywood/Highland
  • Universal City/Studio City
  • North Hollywood

Gold Line

  • Union Station
  • Atlantic
  • Indiana
  • Mariachi Plaza
  • Little Tokyo/Arts District
  • Chinatown
  • Lincoln/Cypress
  • Highland Park
  • South Pasadena
  • Fillmore
  • Del Mar
  • Memorial Park
  • Lake
  • Sierra Madre
  • Arcadia
  • Monrovia
  • Duarte/City of Hope
  • Irwindale
  • Azusa Downtown
  • APU/Citrus College

Expo Line

  • 7th Street/Metro Center
  • Pico
  • LATTC/Ortho Institute
  • Jefferson/USC
  • Expo Park/USC
  • Expo/Vermont
  • Expo/Crenshaw
  • Expo/La Brea
  • La Cienega/Jefferson
  • Culver City
  • Expo/Sepulveda
  • Expo/Bundy
  • 17th St/SMC
  • Downtown Santa Monica

Blue Line

  • Florence
  • 103rd St/Watts Towers
  • Willowbrook/Rosa Parks
  • Artesia
  • Del Amo
  • Willow Street
  • 1st Street
  • Downtown Long Beach
  • Pacific Avenue

Green Line

  • Norwalk
  • Lakewood
  • Harbor Freeway
  • Aviation/LAX

Orange Line

  • North Hollywood
  • Van Nuys
  • De Soto
  • Canoga
  • Chatsworth
  • Valley College
  • Pierce College

Silver Line

  • Harbor Gateway Transit Center
  • El Monte Bus Station

There will be decals above the TAP vending machine screens showing which TVMs have these cards in stock.

9 replies

  1. I hope they are. Was at Canoga Station.
    Anna when you mean end of business for Dec 4th what time do you mean?

    • Hi Ali,

      Sorry for any confusion, ‘close of business’ was what I was told by TAP staff, which I take to mean by 5 p.m. tomorrow. However, if you want to err on the side of caution, you could check Wednesday morning instead. Each station list will have at least 1000 cards available, so they won’t run out super quick! 🙂

      Hope that helps!

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  2. Okay, I acknowledge the funny LA-centric “joke” implied by the snow-persons taking a dip in the Pacific depicted on the “holiday” TAP card. However, given all of history’s artworks, starting with the cave-paintings up to the $90 million David Hockney, the “holiday” TAP card still makes a strong case for better art instruction in our schools. That said, I think the TAP card art is possibly more genuine than the Hockney!

    • Hi Horacio,

      Depending on which promotional card you’re looking for, they are likely sold out.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • There is still a Veteran’s Day card sticker on one of the machines at the 1st St end of the Little Tokyo Gold Line station. (The Temple St end has the “snowman” card.)