Updated: April 16, 2020 05:22 PM
Created: April 16, 2020 04:47 PM
Metro Transit announced Thursday that nightly light rail service will be suspended starting Saturday.
According to a release, light rail service will be suspended between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in order to address "operational changes and to limit the spread of COVID-19."
Light rail trains that begin trips prior to 9 p.m. will complete their routes and trips typically scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. or later will not operate, according to Metro Transit. Morning routes will not take place until 6 a.m.
The exception to this new rule is the Metro Blue Line airport shuttle that operates overnight between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 stations.
Metro Transit reported regular bus service will continue to be suspended between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, Metro Transit also announced Thursday that public transit will be restricted for essential use only.
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