Have you heard? Starting July 27, 2012, all Metro trains and the Orange Line will run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights! Here are the specifics from The Source:

  • All Metro Rail lines will run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. That includes the Red/Purple Line subway, the Blue Line, Expo Line, Green Line and Gold Line.
  • Trains will run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m.
  • The Orange Line will run until 2:40 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in order to meet the last trains at the North Hollywood Red Line station. The Orange Line will also run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2:40 a.m.
  • The plan at this moment is to begin late-night service on the weekend of July 27-28 but Metro is also working to determine if late night service is needed on the Silver Line, as well as working with Metrolink on the possibility of extending their service to connect with Metro’s.

“I’m very pleased that Metro is extending late-night, weekend train service hours to 2 a.m. ... In Downtown Los Angeles, Metro’s extended Friday, Saturday evening hours will allow more customers to enjoy the many exciting late-night venues we offer, as well encourage more people to use public transportation," Los Angeles Councilman and Metro Board Member Jose Huizar said.

According to KCET, recent improvements to Metro operations may be due to the efforts of CEO Art Leahy.

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