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Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Holiday and December Special Events Schedule

PHOENIX, AZ — METRO light rail will operate a Sunday schedule on the observed holidays for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26, and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 2.  Trains arrive every 20 minutes on Sundays and holidays.  Buses will also operate using a Sunday schedule.

On Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, METRO will operate a regular schedule, but without late-night service; trains will complete their last full trip from the end-of-line stations at 11 p.m.

For the Insight Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30, and New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, METRO will run regular service with additional trains to support pre- and post-event crowds.  On Friday and Saturday nights, trains complete their last full trip from the end-of-line stations at 2 a.m. (the following morning).

For more information, contact Customer Service at 602-253-5000, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click here for METRO’s regular service schedule. 


METRO is responsible for the development and operation of the region’s high-capacity transit system.  The first 20-mile light rail line opened December 2008 and served 11.3 million riders in 2009, exceeding all first-year ridership projections by 45 percent.  METRO continues to serve an average of 41,000 daily riders and refine its 20-mile operation.  It is also planning for six extensions that will create a 57-mile system by 2031.

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