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Thu, Dec 8, 2011

Holiday Train Rolls into Service

PHOENIX, AZ — To spread holiday cheer and show continued gratitude to riders, METRO light rail will release a specially-decorated holiday train into service on Friday, Dec. 9.  It will stay in service through Sunday, Dec. 18. 

The train will be adorned inside and out with seasonal décor promoting the idea of holiday shopping along light rail.  To discover hidden, locally-owned restaurant and retail gems along METRO, visit from your smart phone or home computer.  This site was developed in partnership with Local First Arizona to help residents understand how and where to spend local this holiday season and year-round.

Follow the Holiday Train on @METROrail’s Twitter using hashtag #trackthetrain. Send us your photos when you catch a glimpse or as you’re on board. Your photo submission enters you to win holiday giveaways.

Note:  The METRO Holiday Train is a regular service train; fares are required to ride.

About METRO 

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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