Northwest light rail extension in Phoenix to open March 19

On Saturday, March 19, Valley Metro Rail will open its second light rail extension on 19th Avenue in Phoenix, giving more riders regional access to destinations across the Valley. “This is a significant day for Phoenix,” stated Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, in a press release. “The opening of the Northwest light rail extension will ease travel to school, work and entertainment. With the additional three-miles of track, riders have access to a 26-mile system, making connections from Dunlap Avenue, to downtown Phoenix, Tempe and into the heart of Mesa.” Mayor Stanton and Vice Mayor Daniel Valenzuela announced the earlier opening date at a milestone event to celebrate the final phase of the new extension with vehicle testing and safety awareness.