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Metro offering free rides on New Year's Eve

A Metro train speeds along in this undated file photo.

December 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will be your "designated driver" for New Year's Eve.

To help people celebrate safely, all Metro bus and rail lines will be free of charge starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, until 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Regular fares will kick in after 2 a.m. Metro says the rail lines and the Metro Orange Line will operate all night, every 20 minutes, on New Year's Eve.

The cost for a one-way ticket is $1.50. Travelers can also buy a $5 Day Pass, which covers unlimited travel starting on the date of purchase until 3 a.m. the next morning.