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OCTA and LA Metro Offer FREE Transit on New Years Eve

December 28, 2011

OCTA and LA Metro are offering everybody FREE transit rides in Orange County and Los Angeles County on New Years Eve.

According to OCTA, you can ride transit for FREE in Orange County from 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 31, 2011 until Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:30 AM.  The following OCTA routes will be running after midnight:

43 – Harbor Boulevard
50 – Katella
57 – Bristol
60 – Westminster Blvd./17th Street 

These routes were originally Night Owl routes, but due to the recent economic situation, they no longer run 24 hours.  In fact, the latest that any of these routes run is the 57-Bristol, which reaches the Newport Transportation Center near Fashion Island at 1:58 AM.

LA Metro will offer FREE rides on transit in Los Angeles County from 9:00 PM on Saturday, December 31, 2011 until Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 AM.  LA Metro has many bus routes that run 24 hours.  For New Years Eve, the Metro Red, Purple, Blue, Green, and Gold rail lines will also run 24 hours, every 20 minutes.

Please note that the Long Beach Transit Mall will be closed from 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM due to a New Year’s Eve event in Downtown Long Beach.  Metro Blue Line trains will only travel as far south as 1st Street Station.  Please click here for more information.

You can also use Google Maps to plan your trips in Orange County or Los Angeles.

Have a safe and wonderful New Years celebration!

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