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Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Enhanced Service for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

PHOENIX, AZ – On Sunday, January 17, 2016, Valley Metro Rail will offer enhanced service for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon. To help connect participants to start lines in downtown Phoenix and Tempe, trains will run every 10 minutes from 5 a.m. through the race start time at approximately 7:30 a.m.

During the race, 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:

Due to the start of the race at Van Buren/1st St, there may be slight delays to allow safe passage for runners at Van Buren/Central Ave and Van Buren/1st Ave.

Due to a race crossing in Phoenix at 7th Ave/Camelback, service will be suspended at the following rail stations from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m., or until the race has cleared:

• Montebello/19th Ave
• 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 extra time to reach 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.

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

Additional detours will be in effect on Saturday, January 16 in Tempe only for the 5K event.


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