CapMetro announces extended holiday schedule, free service on New Year's Eve

Capital Metro is offering extended service and free rides to help Austinites and visitors safely ring in the New Year.

Capital Metro will offer extended service on New Year's Eve, with MetroRail, MetroRapid and select MetroExpress routes operating until 2:30 a.m. Free rides will also be offered on all its services, including MetroBus, MetroRapid, MetroRail, Pickup, and MetroExpress, after 5 p.m.

MetroRail service will be extended that evening, with the last downtown train leaving at 2:30 a.m. MetroRapid Routes 801 and 803 and MetroExpress Routes 980 and 985 will run until 2:30 a.m.

Local MetroBus and Pickup service will operate on a regular weekday service schedule, with free rides after 5 p.m. Night Owl routes will operate until 3 a.m., while E-Buses and UT Shuttles will not be in service. 

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CapMetro will operate a Sunday service schedule on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There will be no MetroRail, Pickup, UT Shuttle, Night Owl, E-Bus or MetroExpress service and scheduled MetroAccess subscription trips will be canceled automatically. Customers needing to keep their subscription trips should call 512-852-7272. The reservation line will be staffed on Christmas Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Customer service reps will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. After hours phone calls will be routed to an automated system. 

More information can be found online, on the free CapMetro App or by calling the Go Line at 512-474-1200. Details about the special New Year's Eve service can be found online here.