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Metro Set to Promote Ten Minute Late Night Trains for Red, Purple and Blue Lines

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, at 06:01PM
Metro Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Email blast from Metro promoting a press conference for "More Trains More Often" service on the Red, Purple and Blue lines.

During an appearance on the Patt Morrison show last week, Metro CEO Art Leahy said that the transit agency would soon be talking about expanded late night frequency.

He was serious: Metro will be holding a press conference on Monday to unveil "More Trains More Often," a service that will run trains on the Red, Purple and Blue lines every 10 minutes until midnight. Currently, trains on each line run every 20 minutes during that time. Service on all lines stops by 1am.

An email blast sent out this week invites those attending the press event to "dress to represent key late night venues in your area (i.e. waiter, chef, sports mascots or fans, shoppers holding bags, etc.)"

The service appears set to start the following week.

Downtown business owners banded together to fund late night Red Line service during the 2008 holiday season. The 20-minute service between 1am and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays attracted approximately 1000 riders per night, according to Metro.

Monday's press conference will be held at 9:30am at the Music Center.

Update (Thursday): Looks like the press conference got moved up to Monday, November 7.

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