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Ride Metro for Free Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Metro will offer free rides on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and providing safe transportation for those staying out extra late.

No fare will be charged on Metro Rail and Bus lines from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, until 2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, and from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, until 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1; free fares expire at 2 a.m.

Those boarding buses and trains after 2 a.m. will need to TAP to ride. Fare is $1.50 per direction per line or $5.00 for a Day Pass.

On Christmas Eve, Metro Rail will close at its usual weekday time, which is around midnight.

Bus and rail lines will follow their regular weekday schedules on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, according to Metro.

On New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31): Metro will provide all-night service on the Red, Purple, Blue, Expo, Green, Gold, Orange, and Silver Lines in addition to bus lines which normally operate late-night owl service. Trains will run at 20-minute intervals from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

For more information, visit http://www.metro.net.