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Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Diamondbacks Opening Day is April 1

PHOENIX, AZ – It’s time to play ball! The Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener is on Monday, April 1 at 7:10 p.m. Historically, opening day is one of the busiest days of the year for light rail service as fans choose to avoid downtown parking and additional traffic around Chase Field. Riders should expect larger crowds at stations and higher than average ridership on game day. To accommodate large game-day crowds, Valley Metro will provide extra light rail trains before and after the game.

Light rail is a convenient, affordable transit option for fans. An All-Day pass costs only $4.00, much less than most parking garages. Passes can be purchased ahead of time at any light rail station, at one of Valley Metro’s retail partners or by clicking here

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 METRO light rail. In fiscal year 2012, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. The first 20-miles of light rail opened December 2008 and served 13.5million riders in 2012 exceeding the prior year by six percent. Six light rail extensions are under way that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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