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Light Rail to Extend Hours for Tempe Music Festival

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Declaring that "special events are drivers of ridership," Metro Light Rail CEO Rick Simonetta today announced extended hours for the April 3 and 4 Tempe Music Festival.

Instead of the last train leaving at 11 p.m., as usual, east- or westbound riders can depart from the 3rd Street and Mill Avenue platform in Tempe up to 12:30 a.m. on the festival nights.

Kid Rock and Three Doors Down headline the festival.

If you go, keep your eyes peeled for Cindy McCain, who was reportedly caught on camera at the 2006 festival kissing an old friend:



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For more info on the light rail situation, scroll down for Metro's news release:


METRO service extension for Tempe Music Festival

PHOENIX -- METRO will extend its service hours April 3 - 4 to better support patrons of the 2009 Circle K Tempe Music Festival. "Special events are drivers of ridership," said METRO CEO Rick Simonetta. "We are happy to be supporting this event and the passengers who are taking part in the offerings of our member cities."

On Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, METRO will offer the last trip east or westbound from the Mill Ave./3rd St. station in Tempe at 12:30 p.m. The Tempe Music Festival is expected to close at or near midnight on both nights.

Service frequency will not change. Patrons can expect 10-minute service on weekdays and 15-minute service on weekends between 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., METRO arrives every 20 minutes through the end of service, weeknights or weekends.

As with all special events that occur along the line, METRO promotes the use of existing fare media (a 3-day, 7-day, 31-day pass or Platinum Pass) or purchasing an all-day pass when first boarding. An all-day pass or more eliminates the need to wait in line to buy another single ride pass when leaving the special event.

For the free METRO park-and-ride locations or other how-to-ride information, visit the online Ride Guide at http://www.valleymetro.org/images/uploads/lightrail_publications/METRO-Ride-Guide-web.pdf/.

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