The train derailment near Tempe Town Lake is being investigated and cleaned up. Road closures are still in effect and Tempe Beach Park is closed. People should remain out of the area.

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Tempe has bus service on most major streets with 16 bus routes, three express routes, one free Flash route, and six free Orbit neighborhood circulator routes. Bus service in Tempe operates:

  • seven days a week
  • from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Saturday
  • from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  • every 15 - 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • on all major holidays with service following Sunday schedules

Light Rail operates:

  • seven days a week, 365 days a year
  • every 12 minutes on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • every 15 minutes on Saturdays until 7 p.m. and at all other hours (and Sunday), every 20 minutes.
  • Monday through Thursday from 4:30 a.m. and until 11 p.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday from 5 a.m. until 2 a.m.
  • Sunday from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Buses and light rail trains are wheelchair accessible and have bicycle racks.

For bus, Orbit, light rail and Express route complaints or suggestions, please call 602-253-5000 or email   If you leave an item on a bus, call Valley Metro Lost and Found at 602-253-5000.


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