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Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Bus and Light Rail Service Adjusts for P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

PHOENIX, AZ — On Sunday, January 18, 2015, Valley Metro Rail will offer enhanced service for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. To help connect participants to start lines in downtown Phoenix and Tempe, trains will run every 10 minutes between 5 a.m. through the race start time at approximately 7:30 a.m.

During the race, light rail will transition to a regular Sunday schedule operating every 20 minutes and some bus routes will be detoured. The following service restrictions will apply:

Light Rail
Due to a race crossing in Phoenix at 7th Avenue and Camelback Road, service will be suspended at the following light rail stations between 7:30 - 9 a.m., or until the race has cleared:

• 19th Ave/Montebello
• 19th Ave/Camelback
• 7th Ave/Camelback

Service will continue through race crossings in Tempe, but there may be slight delays to allow safe passage for runners. Passengers should allow a few extra minutes to arrive at their destinations.

Sunday service will resume at all stations once the race has cleared with trains added to support the post-race demand. 

Transit passengers are required to pay a fare, including all marathon participants. An All-Day pass is $4.00 and can be purchased in advance at a rail station fare vending machine or a local retailer.

The following bus routes in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale will be impacted by the race: 0, 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, 41, 44, 48, 50, 56, 62, 65, 66, 70, 72, 81, Orbit Jupiter, Orbit Earth, Orbit Mars, Orbit Mercury, Orbit Venus, Scottsdale Neighborhood Trolley, Miller Road Trolley, Scottsdale Hospitality Trolley and Scottsdale Downtown Trolley.

All transit users planning to ride on Sunday are strongly advised to visit for a complete list of bus detours. To plan a transit trip, click here or call Customer Service at (602) 253-5000.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2014, total ridership for the system was 72 million passengers. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting

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