This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

In an effort to help Angelenos travel safely to and from their Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve destinations, Metro is offering free public transportation both nights in Los Angeles County, officials said this week.

From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., riders won’t have to pay the usual cost to travel by rail or bus, according to the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

All Metro station gates will be unlatched for the 5-hour period, while everyone will be able to board the bus for free between those hours.

New Year’s Eve will also feature 24-hour rail service.

On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Metro will run a Sunday/holiday schedule — meaning bus lines that don’t typically operate on Sundays won’t run on either of those Wednesdays.

However, Metro will offer extra service for those heading to the Rose Parade on Jan. 1.

Holiday events may also impact some bus routes, according to Metro.

Additionally, some bus routes may be impacted due to holiday events. More information on detours and other service advisories can be found on Metro’s website.