UPDATE, FRIDAY: THE SERVICE CHANGES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. PLEASE SEE TODAY’S POST.
Effective Sunday, Dec. 11, Metro will make various route adjustments to selected bus lines to improve connections to existing bus lines and with the future Metro Expo Line.
Metro will expand service on Line 30 by extending selected trips to West Hollywood along San Vicente Boulevard between Pico/Rimpau Transit Center and West Hollywood. Metro also will extend selected weekday trips on Line 68 from East L.A. College to the Metro Gold Line Indiana Station along Atlantic Boulevard and 1st Street.
Metro Rapid Line 730 (Downtown LA-Pico/Rimpau via Pico Bl) will be discontinued with service being replaced by both Line 30 and 330 along Pico Boulevard providing more access and stops for patrons along this corridor.
Metro will expand service on Line 217 by extending select trips to Culver City Transit Center (Fox Hills) along La Cienega Boulevard. This new route extension will operate every weekday, providing new midday service for customers between Culver City Transit Center, La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Station, and the Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub.
Metro will implement new line 162 to replace Line 363 serving West Hills Medical Center-Sun Valley/North Hollywood Red Line Station along Sherman Way and Lankershim.
In the Glendale area, Metro will Extend Line 201 (Glendale-Koreatown via Silver Lake Bl)on selected weekday trips from Glenoaks Adventist Medical Center to Glenoaks Canyon via Glenoaks Boulevard.
Additionally, in response to increased ridership and customer input, Metro will increase late night southbound service on Line 212 from Hollywood to Inglewood. Weeknight frequency of service will be cut in half from every hour to every half hour between 10 p.m. and midnight.
In additon several bus lines are planned to be modified to better serve the new Metro Expo Line once it is placed into operation in early 2012. Four Metro Rapid Lines (705, 710, 740 & 757) will have new stops added to their route to serve the new Metro Expo Line.
Below is a complete list of service modifications planned for implementation on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. In additon, several lines are listed for service adjustments once the new Expo Line is operational sometime in early 2012. No date has been set for the opening of the new Expo Line. Metro is currently testing trains on the system to better evaluate when the system can open to the public.
Service Adjustments/Modifications for Suday, Dec. 11, 2011
30 West Hollywood-Indiana Station via Pico Bl & East 1st St
New route extension to West Hollywood. Select trips will operate on San Vicente Bl between Pico/Rimpau Transit Center and West Hollywood. Service east of Downtown LA will serve 1st St in both directions. All trips will operate through the Pico/Rimpau Transit Center.
68 Downtown LA – Montebello via Cesar E Chavez Av
Extend selected weekday trips from East LA College to Indiana Station via Atlantic Bl and 1st St.
163/363 West Hills Medical Center-Sun Valley/North Hollywood Station via Sherman Wy & Lankershim (Limited)
Discontinue Line 363 and convert trips to new Line 162 along same route.
330 West Hollywood-Downtown LA via Pico Bl
New peak hour limited stop service will replace Line 730. This new service will make all stops on Broadway in Downtown LA and feature new stops at Pico/Arlington and Pico/Crenshaw. Line 730 is replaced with a combination of Line 30 and 330 trips.
201 Glendale-Koreatown via Silver Lake Bl
Extend selected weekday trips from Glenoaks Adventist Medical Center to Glenoaks Canyon via Glenoaks Bl.
217 Vermont/Sunset-Culver City Transit Center via Hollywood Bl, Fairfax Av-La Cienega
All trips will be extended to the future La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Station and select trips will extend further south along route of Line 439 to provide new service to Culver City Transit Center.
287 El Monte Station-The Shops at Montebello via Tyler Av & Rush St Line
This line will be renumbered Line 176.
450 Downtown LA-San Pedro via Harbor Transitway
Sunday service will operate between Artesia Transit Center and San Pedro only.
534 Malibu-Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub via Pacific Coast Hwy
All trips will exit/enter I-10 Freeway from Robertson Bl to serve the future Culver City Expo Station at Venice/Robertson for an improved connection to Downtown LA. Service will continue to serve Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub.
730 Downtown LA-Pico/Rimpau via Pico Bl
Service will be replaced by lines 30 and 330.
Metro Silver Line El Monte-Los Angeles-Artesia Transit Center
A minor route modification will allow all southbound trips to Artesia Transit Center to directly serve the future 23rd Street Expo Station.
Bus Service Adjustments effective when the Expo Line opens:
42 LAX City Bus Center to Downtown LA/Union Station via La Tijera Bl, Stocker St, ML King Bl
Route will be renumbered Line 102. New route modification to provide improved connection with Expo/Western Station and continue to Huntington Park via current Line 102 route. For service to Downtown LA, use Metro Expo Line from Expo/Western Station.
102 Baldwin Village-South Gate via Coliseum St
Service west of Western Av will be discontinued. Service will be provided by Metro Expo Line.New route extension to provide improved connection with LAX City Bus Center via La Tijera Bl and Stocker St.
210 Hollywood/Vine Station-South Bay Galleria via Crenshaw Bl
New stop added at Expo/Crenshaw Station.
305 Westwood-Leimert Park-South LA-Willowbrook
Route will be discontinued. Service on San Vicente Bl will be replaced with lines 30 and 330.
439 Downtown LA-Culver City Transit Center via I-10 Fwy
Service between Culver City Transit Center and Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub will be replaced with Line 217. Service to Downtown LA is replaced with Metro Expo Line which will connect with Line 217 at La Cienega/Jefferson Station. Line 217 will operate new mid-day trips to Culver City Transit Center.
550 West Hollywood-San Pedro via Harbor Transitway
New route modification. Weekday rush hour service will operate from San Pedro to USC/Expo Park. Non-rush hour trips and all weekend service will end at Artesia Transit Center. To access West Hollywood, use the Silver Line to Figueroa and Pico and transfer to either Line 30 or 330.
705 West Hollywood-Vernon via La Cienega Bl-Vernon Av
New stop added at La Cienega/Jefferson Station.
710 Wilshire Center-South Bay Galleria via Crenshaw Bl
New stop added at Expo/Crenshaw Station.
740 Downtown LA-Redondo Beach via Hawthorne Bl & ML King Bl
New route modification to provide connection with Expo/Crenshaw Station. For service to Downtown LA, use Metro Expo Line from Expo/Crenshaw Station. For service on Martin Luther King Jr Bl or Broadway, use Line 40.
757 Hollywood-Crenshaw Station via Western Av
New stop added at Expo/Western Station.
For complete route and schedule information and new timetable information visit metro.net.