Metro has previously run the lines only until midnight, something that has not encouraged people out drinking and partying on the weekends to "Go Metro" unless they want to go home early.
Metro blogger Steve Hymon said in the post that the most common request he has received in three years running the blog is more late-night service.
The new schedule and information is as follows, according to Metro:
- 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.