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One Night Only -- Rail Past Last Call

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, May 05, 2006, at 11:11AM

Tonight's the night if you want to hit up a Hollywood club and have subway service back after last call. Metro's doing a system-wide service enhancement for tonight's Mexico - Venezuela match at the Rose Bowl. If you're attending I guess that's good to know, but even if you're not you can take advantage of the expanded hours and get a taste of what Metro rail service hours should be like.

Tonight, May 5th, the last Red Line train leaves North Hollywood for Union Station at 2:34am.

The last Gold Line train leaves Sierra Madre for Union Station at 1:11am. Latest of the lines, though not entirely relevant to Downtown, is the Green Line which runs its last train from Norwalk to Redondo Beach at an almost morning 3:10am.

Full text of Metro's announcement in the body.


On Friday, May 5, 2006, the national soccer teams from Mexico and Venezuela will play a match at the Rose Bowl beginning at 8:00pm. Night service will be extended into Saturday morning to allow soccer fans to use the Metro Rail system to ease traffic congestion and provide convenient transportation to and from Pasadena.

Metro Rail System customers should travel to the Gold Line Memorial Park Station and transfer to the Rose Bowl Shuttle buses at the station. The shuttle trip from Memorial Park Station to the Rose Bowl is approximately 10-15 minutes. The shuttle buses will begin running at 5:00pm. Return trips from the Rose Bowl will continue until 1:00am.

The last train times for all rail lines are:

Gold Line -- Union Station to Sierra Madre Villa leaves at 12:31am (Memorial Park at 12:57am). Sierra Madre Villa to Union Station leaves at 1:11am (Memorial Park at 1:18am)

Red Line -- Union Station to North Hollywood leaves at 1:57am. North Hollywood to Union Station leaves at 2:34am. (Note that there will be change to regular service for Wilshire/Normandie or Wilshire/Western Stations -- transfer to Metro Bus Line 20 at Wilshire/Vermont. There will also be no changes to Orange Line service. Consult appropriate timetables on this website.)

Blue Line -- Long Beach Transit Mall to 7th St./Metro Center leaves at 12:41am. 7th St./Metro Center to Long Beach Transit Mall leaves at 2:05am.

Green Line -- Redondo to Norwalk leaves at 2:15am (Imperial/Wilmington at 2:37am). Norwalk to Redondo leaves at 3:10am (Imperial/Wilmington at 3:21am)


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