Metro will offer free Gold Line rides to Pasadena

first_imgIn anticipation of streets and freeways leading to Pasadena being clogged with New Year’s Eve traffic, Metro is again offering visitors an alternative way to travel to see the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. Metro will offer free Metro Gold Line service to Pasadena on Monday night and early Tuesday, free shuttle service to the Rose Bowl, and shuttle service to view the floats after the parade. The New Year’s Eve free fare program will be in effect from 9 p.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday. It applies to all Metro buses, including the Metro Orange and Metro Red lines. It also applies to the Purple, Blue, Green and Gold rail lines. Metro is offering the free rides to promote safety during the holiday season. Metro also will provide shuttle service for visitors viewing floats after Tuesday’s parade. The cost will be a regular fare plus a transfer. Shuttles will run from the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station to Victory Park from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Shuttles taking visitors back to the station will run until 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, shuttles taking seniors and the disabled to the post-parade venue will begin service at 7 a.m. and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shuttles taking visitors to the station will run until 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Metro information at (800) 266-6883.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“The Metro Gold Line is now in its fifth official year of parade service and we’re quite proud to now be an important part of the tournament tradition,” said Roger Snoble, Metro CEO. “We’re hoping a brand new, international audience discovers the ease and convenience of Los Angeles’ growing public-transit network while they’re in town for these parade events.” Paradegoers will have acess to four Pasadena train stations: Memorial Park, Del Mar, Lake Avenue and Allen Avenue. All the stations are within walking distance of the parade route on Colorado Boulevard. Free parking also is available at several Gold Line stations. Sierra Madre Villa has 950 spaces, Fillmore has 131, Mission 122, Heritage Square/Arroyo 145 and Lincoln Heights/Cypress 91. The Del Mar station has 600 paid spaces and Union Station in Los Angeles has more than 2,000 paid spaces. last_img

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