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APPROXIMATELY 24,000 RIDERS CLIMB ABOARD METRO RED LINE ON THIRD DAY OF SPECIAL 25-CENT FARE

 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 24,000 riders boarded RTD's new Metro Red Line subway system during its third day of regular commuter service, bringing the three-day total to 76,400, the district announced.
 Red Line riders paid a special 25-cent one-way fare to experience Los Angeles County's first modern subway system, which was officially opened at a gala celebration Jan. 30. Disabled and senior patron reduced fare is 10 cents. The special low fares for Red Line riders will be in effect until Feb. 28.
 Revised figures show that about 26,600 people boarded the system Monday, Feb. 1, and 25,800 rode on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
 More than 140,000 people took advantage of free rides Jan. 30-31, with more than 90,000 boarding the trains on Jan. 31 alone.
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 /CONTACT: Greg Davy or Jim Smart of RTD, 213-972-4400/


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