Academy Awards bus detours begin

Here’s the news release from Metro:

Academy Awards countdown: Metro Bus service along Hollywood Blvd. on detour schedule; Metro Rail trains to bypass Metro Red Line station at Hollywood/Highland on Sunday, Feb. 26

Five Metro Bus Lines (212/312, 217, 222 and 780) are on detour schedules due to street closures that started Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Hollywood area due to preparations for the Academy Awards show that will be held in the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland complex on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Metro Red Line trains will operate on a regular schedule with no delays in service but will pass through the Hollywood/Highland station without stopping on Sunday, Feb. 26. With the start of regular service on Monday, Feb. 27, all Metro Red Line trains will resume stops at the Hollywood/Highland Station.

The Hollywood/Highland station will close after the last train departs in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 26 and reopen for regular service on Monday, Feb. 27. During that time, there will be no public access to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line station. Metro Red Line patrons are advised to to use the Hollywood/Vine station as an alternate and transfer to nearby bus service or walk.

Metro Bus lines 212/312, 217, 222 and 780 are detoured along Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, or until barricades are removed. Normal service should resume by 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 1. (Note: Line 780 has no weekend service on Saturday or Sunday.)

On the day of the event, Sunday, Feb. 26, Bus lines 156, 212, 222 and 217 will be detoured along Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard and on Highland Ave between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard through 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 or until barricades are removed.

Specific routes of the detours are listed online on the service advisory pages of For real-time service alerts, go to home page or follow #metroLAalerts on Twitter.

For specific route and schedule information patrons can go to or call GO.METRO (323.466.3876).