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PHOENIX, AZ — On race morning, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, the entire METRO light rail line will be open with enhanced service to connect full and half-marathoners to the race starts in downtown Phoenix and Tempe. Trains will run every 10 minutes between the start of service at 5 a.m. through the race start at 7:30 a.m.
During the race, METRO will transition to a regular Sunday schedule, whereby trains run every 20 minutes, with the following service restrictions:
Due to a race crossing in Phoenix at 7th Avenue and Camelback Road, service will be suspended to the following stations between 7:30 – 9 a.m., or until the race has cleared:
• Montebello/19th Avenue
• 19th Avenue/Camelback
• 7th Avenue/Camelback
Service will continue through race crossings in Tempe, but slight delays could result. Please allow a few extra minutes to arrive at your destination.
Sunday service will resume to all stations once the race has cleared. Additional trains will be provided to support the demand at race finish.
There will also be bus detours as a result of this event. Select routes in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale will be impacted. All transit riders planning to ride on Sunday are strongly advised to consult www.valleymetro.org or call Customer Service at (602) 253-5000 for more information.
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 13.2 million riders in 2011, exceeding the prior year by four percent. METRO serves an average of 40,000 riders per weekday. It is also planning for six extensions that will create a 57-mile system by 2031.