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Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Valley Metro’s Special Super Bowl XLIX Service

PHOENIX, AZ – Super Bowl XLIX festivities kick off around the Valley beginning January 24, 2015. Make Valley Metro part of your game plan with special Super Bowl service. Valley Metro will provide a direct connection to all the Super Bowl action with enhanced bus and rail service on game days and for Verizon Super Bowl Central.

“This is an exciting time and Valley Metro is pleased to host all riders who choose transit for their travel needs,” said Hillary Foose, Director, Valley Metro Communication and Marketing. “With a significant volunteer effort and helpful rider information, Valley Metro wants to create a positive experience for all riders during the Super Bowl events.”

Special Rail Service to Verizon Super Bowl Central

Valley Metro Rail will offer extended hours and capacity operating until 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 11 p.m. on February 1 to support additional demand and late-night festivities. Service will operate at regular frequency, which is between 12-20 minutes. In downtown Phoenix, passengers will board and de-board from certain stations:

  • De-boarding only stations:
    • 3rd Street/Washington (westbound)
    • 1st Avenue/Jefferson (eastbound)
  • Boarding only stations:
    • Central Avenue/Washington (westbound)
    • 3rd Street/Jefferson (eastbound)

Special Bus Service to Verizon Super Bowl Central

Special Express and RAPID bus service will be provided from eight regional park-and-rides to downtown Phoenix, providing greater parking options. Service will operate every 30 minutes until approximately 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 5 p.m. on February 1.

Downtown Phoenix-bound local bus service will be extended until approximately 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 5 p.m. on February 1. Service will operate every 15-20 minutes.

Special Bus Service on Game Days

Three Glendale bus routes will be extended until approximately midnight to provide a connection to the University of Phoenix stadium on Pro Bowl (January 25) and Super Bowl (February 1) game days.

Downtown Phoenix Detours

Certain downtown Phoenix-bound buses will be detoured around Verizon Super Bowl Central January 26-February 3, 2015. The bus routes remain accessible, with temporary bus stops just a few short blocks away. Valley Metro recommends planning ahead and allowing extra time to get to your destination.

Build your game plan with schedules and maps for Valley Metro Rail and special local and Express and RAPID bus service at

Kick off Your Super Bowl Experience with a Smart Pre-Game Strategy

Valley Metro encourages riders to make the most of their Arizona Super Bowl experience by buying their fare in advance at a fare vending machine, transit center or local retailer. Click here for more information.

Follow Valley Metro on Facebook and Twitter, #vmservice and #SBCentral, for the ongoing transit information and detours during Verizon Super Bowl Central. 


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