METRO has issued an update for light rail riders attending the 4th of July celebrations in Tempe and Phoenix. Be aware, be safe and have a GREAT weekend!
METRO light rail will increase service on Sunday, July 4, to support patrons of the Phoenix and Tempe holiday celebrations.
METRO will ramp up from regular Sunday service during the late afternoon to be at near 10-minute frequencies for patrons’ ingress to the events. METRO will also be prepared with a similar service level for when the events end.
Service will be extended that evening to the last full trips occurring at midnight, rather than 11 p.m.
The system will be busy on this holiday. Passengers are advised to expect crowds on board, at park-and-rides and possible delays. Please be patient and plan ahead. Post-event, look for the proper queue line to get you on board a train headed in your return direction.
Buy your transit pass in advance
Passengers are highly encouraged to purchase an all-day pass in advance for their round trip service on bus and/or light rail. Buying in advance minimizes your time at the fare vending machines altogether on the day-of. Buy your pass today from a transit center, retail outlet or station fare vending machine and simply activate it on July 4.
METRO park-and-ride lots are free to use on a first-come, first-serve basis. If any of the lots become full, we encourage you to try the next closest lot.
Overflow parking opportunities for July 4 only have been identified along the line:
Park Central Mall – designated “retail only parking” spaces at Earl Drive, west of Central Avenue
38th Street/Washington – east of 38th Street and the METRO park-and-ride; Gateway Community College parking lot
Price 101 Freeway/Apache –south end of the METRO park-and-ride; employee lot accessible using the same entrance
Safeway – north of Main Street, west of the Sycamore transit center
source: METRO light rail