Get Your Super Bowl XLIX Game Plan Ready with Valley Metro’s Special Service
January 14, 2015 | Tags:
Your guide to enhanced light rail and bus service for Super Bowl XLIX events.
Super Bowl XLIX festivities kick off around the Valley beginning January 24, 2015. Make Valley Metro part of your game plan with special Super Bowl service. Valley Metro will provide a direct connection to all the Super Bowl action with enhanced bus and rail service on game days and for Verizon Super Bowl Central.
“This is an exciting time and Valley Metro is pleased to host all riders who choose transit for their travel needs,” said Hillary Foose, Director, Valley Metro Communication and Marketing. “With a significant volunteer effort and helpful rider information, Valley Metro wants to create a positive experience for all riders during the Super Bowl events.”
Special Rail Service to Verizon Super Bowl Central
Valley Metro Rail will offer extended hours and capacity operating until 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 11 p.m. on February 1to support additional demand and late-night festivities. Service will operate at regular frequency, which is between 12-20 minutes. In downtown Phoenix, passengers will board and de-board from certain stations:
- De-boarding only stations: 3rd Street/Washington (westbound) and 1st Avenue/Jefferson (eastbound)
- Boarding only stations: Central Avenue/Washington (westbound) and 3rd Street/Jefferson (eastbound)
Special Express and RAPID bus service will be provided from eight regional park-and-rides to downtown Phoenix, providing greater parking options. Service will operate every 30 minutes until approximately 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 5 p.m. on February 1.
Downtown Phoenix-bound local bus service will be extended until approximately 2 a.m. on January 28-31 and 5 p.m. on February 1. Service will operate every 15-20 minutes.
Special Bus Service on Game Days
Three Glendale bus routes will be extended until approximately midnight to provide a connection to the University of Phoenix stadium on Pro Bowl (January 25) and Super Bowl (February 1) game days.
Downtown Phoenix Detours
Certain downtown Phoenix-bound buses will be detoured around Verizon Super Bowl Central January 26-February 3, 2015. The bus routes remain accessible, with temporary bus stops just a few short blocks away. Valley Metro recommends planning ahead and allowing extra time to get to your destination.
Build your game plan with schedules and maps for Valley Metro Rail and special local and Express and RAPID bus service at valleymetro.org/superbowl.
Kick off Your Super Bowl Experience with a Smart Pre-Game Strategy
Valley Metro encourages riders to make the most of their Arizona Super Bowl experience by buying their fare in advance with the commemorative Verizon Super Bowl Central 7-Day transit pass package. The pass offers riders a piece of local history and the opportunity for more streamlined boarding on bus or light rail.
The special pass package includes a 7-Day commemorative transit pass, souvenir lanyard and a convenient transit pocket guide with maps and list of destinations. For $25*, residents and visitors to the area can buy this limited edition package. Order online at valleymetro.org/superbowl.
*A Reduced fare pass for youth, seniors and people with disabilities is available for $15. Express and RAPID riders will pay an extra $1.25 per person per boarding as it is a premium service.
Maps available upon request:
About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2014, total ridership for the system was 72 million passengers. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.
- Valley Metro Rail Super Bowl Service in Downtown Phoenix
- Special Express/RAPID Service for Super Bowl Central
- Express/RAPID Detours in Downtown Phoenix
- Local Bus Detours in Downtown Phoenix
- Special Glendale Local Bus Service for Super Bowl XLIX and Pro Bowl
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