Metro Offers Free Train, Bus Rides for NYE

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Metro will offer free bus and train service on New Year's Eve and early New Year's Day aimed at giving a boost to essential workers who ride to and from work.

No fare will be collected from 9 p.m. Thursday through 2 a.m. Friday for trains or buses, said Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo.

There will not be overnight train service due to Safer-At-Home orders and the cancellation of many in-person events, Ubaldo said.

That means trains will run every 20 minutes until midnight, when the last train will depart for its final destination, he said.

Bus service will continue through the night but will not be free after 2 a.m., Ubaldo said.

Metro Bike Share is offering free rides for the holidays, he said. Riders should just select “1-Ride'' at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app. The first 30 minutes of rides are free and can be redeemed multiple times throughout the day on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

A credit or debit card is still required. Rides longer than 30 minutes are $1.75 each additional half-hour. Electric Metro Bike unlocking fees are also waived for the holiday. Temporary credit card holds and Smart Metro Bike convenience fees will apply.

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