Metro trains to run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights

Metro Gold Line
Metro Gold Line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Metro has announced extended hours on all its rail lines, pushing the endgame til 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

That includes the Red Line, Purple Line, Blue Line, Expo Line, Green Line and Gold Line. Trains, starting around midnight, will be running every 20 minutes between then and 2 a.m.

The extended weekend hours will also include the Orange Line, which will run until 2:40 a.m.

Metro spokesman Marc Littman said riders have demanded the extra hours for years. And it was time to make the change.

“There’s a lot of activity at night now — not just at Staples," says Metro's Marc Littman. "In Pasadena, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley and elsewhere, Hollywood."

That, and the number of night jobs across the Southland has always been high. Littman says Metro hopes extended hours will cater to "people working at restaurants, at Staples Center, hospitals and so forth.”

The system's even looking into the possibility of offering 24-hour service. Cities like Chicago, San Francisco and New York have already shifted to all-day schedules.

The extended hours for the rail lines and the Orange Line go into effect the weekend of July 27.