West Hollywood Halloween bus detours

Due to the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval bus service in the WeHo area will be impacted starting at 11:30am today until 6am Monday morning. Buses will stop at detours any place it is safe to do so.

The following lines will be impacted, click for specific detour information:

Line 2

Eastbound: Depart temporary short-line terminal eight (8) minutes after scheduled departure time at the San Vicente Blvd. / Santa Monica Blvd. short-line Terminal, via Fairfax Ave., (R) Fountain Ave., (R) Crescent Heights Blvd., (R) Sunset Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Sunset Blvd. and Genesee Ave., then continue via Sunset Blvd. to (L) Fairfax Ave. to temporary short-line terminal, at the layover zone just south of Sunset Blvd.

Lines 4/704

There will be no service on Santa Monica Blvd., between Beverly Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. Board buses on Beverly Blvd., between Fairfax Ave. and the intersection of Beverly and Santa Monica Blvd.

Eastbound: Regular route to Santa Monica Blvd. and Canon Dr., then continue via Santa Monica Blvd. to (R) Beverly Blvd., (L) Fairfax Ave., (R) Santa Monica Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Santa Monica Blvd. and Genesee Ave., then continue via Santa Monica Blvd. to (L) Fairfax Ave., (R) Beverly Blvd., (L) Santa Monica Blvd. and regular route.

Line 10

Board buses on Beverly Blvd., between San Vicente Blvd. and Fairfax Ave., or on Melrose Ave., east of Fairfax Ave.

Eastbound: Depart the Lay-Over Zone via northbound on San Vicente Blvd just south of Beverly Blvd then (R) Beverly Blvd., (L) La Cienega Blvd., (R) Melrose Ave. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Melrose Ave. and Orlando Ave., then continue via Melrose Ave. to (L) La Cienega Blvd., (R) 3rd St., (R) San Vicente Blvd., and Lay-Over northbound on San Vicente Blvd just south of Beverly Blvd.

Lines 105/705

Northbound: Regular route to La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd., then continue via La Cienega Blvd. to (L) 3rd St., (R) San Vicente Blvd., to the 14 Line lay-over just south of Gracie Allen.

Southbound: Depart the temporary layover via San Vicente Blvd., to (R) Beverly Blvd., (R) La Cienega Blvd., and regular route.

Line 218

Northbound: Regular route to Fairfax Ave. and Romaine St., then continue via Fairfax Ave. to (L) Sunset Blvd., (R) Crescent Heights Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Selma Ave., then continue via Laurel Canyon – Crescent Heights Blvd. to (L) Sunset Blvd., (R) Fairfax Ave. to Santa Monica Blvd. and regular route.

Line 305

Board buses on Sunset Boulevard., west of Doheny Dr., or on Doheny Dr., between Sunset Blvd. and Beverly Blvd., or on San Vicente Boulevard, south of Beverly Boulevard.

Northbound: Regular route to San Vicente Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd., then continue via San Vicente Blvd. to (L) Beverly Blvd., (R) Doheny Dr., (L) Sunset Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Sunset Blvd. and Cory Ave., then continue via Sunset Blvd. to (R) Doheny Dr., (L) Beverly Blvd., (R) San Vicente Blvd. and regular route.

Line 550

Northbound: Regular route to San Vicente Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. then continue via San Vicente Blvd. to (L) 3rd St., (R) George Burns Ave. and layover in the line 16 layover zone just north of 3rd St.

Southbound: Depart the temporary layover zone via George Burns Ave. to (R) Gracie Allen, (R) San Vicente Blvd. to 3rd St. and regular route.

3 thoughts on “West Hollywood Halloween bus detours

  1. A map of the temporary routes would have been a lot more efficient for people trying to get to the event.

  2. Two things that should have been posted: 1) a map of the bus route detours and 2) Directions on how to get to the carnival from all four directions (N,S,E,W) given the bus detours.

  3. As somebody who took Metro to the West Hollywood Costume Carnival, I want to give my 2 cents on this adventure.

    1st – getting there was easy with the Metro Red Line stop at Hollywood/Highland and decent frequencies on the 217 and 212 buses.

    2nd – leaving the parade was ridiculous. It took twice as long to get back home. Metro was fully aware about how busy the West Hollywood costume carnival was going to be. Additional buses should have run on Fairfax and La Brea; just like how the Red Line was 6 car trains all afternoon and evening. Also, I waited 30 minutes after 11 pm and no 4 or 704 appeared on the eastside of Santa Monica blvd and Fairfax; where the signs were pointing. Metro should have provided more bus service to accomodate the crowds. Whenever there is a large city event with an expected attendance of over 200,000 (and no Metro rail access); please consider increased bus service on the most adjacent route to the event.

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