Friday, April 3, 2009

METRO to serve Arizona Diamondbacks fans

Free parking at METRO park-and-rides

If you take METRO light rail to an Arizona Diamondbacks game, METRO will provide a return trip, even in the event of extra innings. METRO encourages the use of light rail and its free park-and-rides to attend Arizona Diamondbacks home games.

In working with the venue, METRO will understand game attendance and progression to have return service planned appropriately.

Upon a game’s dismissal, trains will be queued to take passengers east or westbound from the 3rd Street stations. Third Street/Washington is the westbound platform; 3rd Street/Jefferson is the eastbound platform. Attendees are urged to arrive at the station immediately following the game’s close.

METRO staff will be present for the first week and a half of the Diamondbacks season to assist passengers with safe and seamless return trips.

Passengers are encouraged to purchase an all-day pass when they first board or use existing fare media (i.e. a 3-day, 7-day, 31-day pass or Platinum Pass) to save time. An all-day pass or more eliminates the need to wait in line to buy another single ride pass when leaving the event.

For more on how to ride METRO, visit the online Ride Guide at

Note: METRO’s regular service hours across the 20-mile line are not being extended with this news release. METRO is supporting the games and game patrons with extra service as is required.

Source: Metro Light Rail

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