Thursday, July 1, 2010

METRO to support July 4 celebrations‏


METRO to support July 4 celebrations

METRO light rail will increase service on Sunday, July 4, to support patrons of the Phoenix and Tempe holiday celebrations.

METRO will ramp up from regular Sunday service during the late afternoon to be at near 10-minute frequencies for patrons’ ingress to the events. METRO will also be prepared with a similar service level for when the events end.

Service will be extended that evening to the last full trips occurring at midnight, rather than 11 p.m.

The system will be busy on this holiday. Passengers are advised to expect crowds on board, at park-and-rides and possible delays. Please be patient and plan ahead. Post-event, look for the proper queue line to get you on board a train headed in your return direction.


Buy your transit pass in advance

Passengers are highly encouraged to purchase an all-day pass in advance for their round trip service on bus and/or light rail. Buying in advance minimizes your time at the fare vending machines altogether on the day-of. Buy your pass today from a transit center, retail outlet or station fare vending machine and simply activate it on July 4.

Overflow parking

METRO park-and-ride lots are free to use on a first-come, first-serve basis. If any of the lots become full, we encourage you to try the next closest lot.

Overflow parking opportunities for July 4 only have been identified along the line:

* Park Central Mall – designated “retail only parking” spaces at Earl Drive, west of Central Avenue

Monday, July 5 service

July 5 is transit holiday whereby light rail and bus will run on a Sunday schedule. Trains run every 20 minutes on Sundays/holidays.

More Information

Visit METRO’s Facebook page for additional event details and helpful hints or call Customer Service at 602-253-5000.

Bus service will be detoured around the Phoenix event and is free in Tempe. Visit or call Customer Service for more information.

Source: Metro Light Rail

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