Valley Metro takes riders to college football playoff events

Valley Metro Rail will provide enhanced service for the College Football Playoff National Championship festivities and the Championship Campus, presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community.

On game day, Valley Metro will offer enhanced bus service on Routes 60 and 70 to the University of Phoenix Stadium area in Glendale.

Valley Metro Rail will offer extended hours until 2 a.m. Jan. 8-10 to support additional demand and late-night festivities. Service will operate at regular frequency, between 12-20 minutes, depending upon time of day.

In downtown Phoenix, passengers will board and de-board from certain stations:

Boarding only stations:

  • Central Avenue/Washington (westbound)
  • 3rd Street/Jefferson (eastbound)

De-boarding only stations:

  • 3rd Street/Washington (westbound)
  • 1st Avenue/Jefferson (eastbound)

In addition to enhanced service, Valley Metro ambassadors will assist riders at key stations and park-and-rides.

On Jan. 11, Routes 60 and 70 will be extended until approximately 11:30 p.m. to provide a connection to the University of Phoenix Stadium for the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Light rail service will match the extended bus hours.

From Jan. 4 to 13, certain downtown Phoenix-bound buses will be detoured around Championship Campus presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community. The detours and added traffic may cause slight delays; however, bus stop locations and route frequencies remain unchanged.

Valley Metro recommends planning ahead and allowing extra time to get to your destination.

Build a game plan at valleymetro.org/azchampgame. Follow Valley Metro on Facebook and Twitter, #vmservice and #AZChampGame, for ongoing transit information during the College Football Playoff National Championship.

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