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Love train: Metro to host Valentine's Day speed dating on Red Line

Love train: Metro to host Valentine's Day speed dating on Red Line
Joe Rodearmel and Denise Philpott kiss in 2011 on the platform at Hollywood and Vine while waiting for a Metro Red Line train. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

The MTA will play Cupid on Valentine's Day by hosting a speed dating event on the Red Line.

Officials with the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority say the event will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and that to participate, Metro commuters must register and be 18 or older with a valid ID. They also will be asked to sign a waiver and wear an event wristband.

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Officials say a car at the front or end of every Red Line train will be decorated with hearts. Inside those cars, officials say, a Metro staff employee wearing a safety vest will facilitate the speed dating event.

Those searching for love will have the opportunity to pick a seat, move around and search for Mr. or Ms. Right.

Metro also plans a slew of other events that day, including an Instagram photo contest.

Officials hope people will hop on the love train Friday or otherwise consider public transportation while celebrating Valentine's Day.

Twitter: @latvives

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