Metro bus service changes to begin Sunday, Dec. 15

Here is the news release from Metro:

Starting December 15, Metro is making minor changes to improve rail and bus connections, on-time performance and reduce over-crowding on the bus system. For complete details, look for revised timetables on metro.net or on buses during December.

The changes are as follows:

60 Downtown LA – Artesia Station via Long Beach Bl Provide additional early morning short line eastbound service on 7th St between Hope and Alameda Sts in Downtown LA to ease overcrowding.
83 Downtown LA – Eagle Rock via York Bl – Pasadena Av Minor route change in Highland Park on Avenue 61 between Monte Vista and Figueroa Sts to bypass an un-signalized left turn on Piedmont Av to improve safety.
94 Downtown L A – Sun Valley via San Fernando Rd Route modification in the Burbank area between Lincoln Av and Burbank Bl due to anticipated Caltrans construction. New northbound and southbound routes will use Empire Av, Victory Pl and Burbank Bl. Local stops will be established along Empire Av, Victory Pl and Burbank Bl.
102 LAX City Bus Center – South Gate via La Tijera Bl – Exposition Bl Modify peak morning and afternoon frequency to coordinate with train arrivals at Metro Expo Line Western Station.
117 LAX City Bus Center – Downey via Century Bl & Imperial Hwy Modify schedule to coordinate with Line 120 service extension to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey.  Buses will operate into the parking lot from 7:30am to 6:30pm.
  120 Aviation/LAX Station – Whittwood Mall via Imperial Hwy Extend service weekdays only to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center parking lot in Downey from 7:30am to 6:30pm to improve access and reduce overcrowding on Line 117.
154 Tarzana – Burbank Station via Burbank Bl – Oxnard St Minor route modification in Encino to better serve the Encino Park and Ride and enhance connection with LADOT’s Commuter Express Line 423. Service will be re-routed via Hayvenhurst Av, Magnolia Bl and Balboa Bl. New stops will be established at Hayvenhurst Av and Magnolia Bl.
161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center – Warner Center via Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas Extend Saturday service to Thousand Oaks Transit Center to connect with new Saturday service now provided by Thousand Oaks Transit.
167 Chatsworth Station — Studio City via Plummer St, Coldwater Cyn Av Extend late night short line trips to connect with Metro Orange Line Valley College Station.
212 Hollywood/Vine Station — Hawthorne/Lennox Station via La Brea Av Modify southbound shortline route to connect with Line 115 on Manchester Bl in the City of Inglewood.
217 Hollywood/Vine Station — Howard Hughes Ctr via Hollywood Bl — Fairfax Av – La Cienega Bl Establish regular detour route from Hollywood Bl/Highland Av via Highland Av, Sunset Bl to Fairfax Av on frequent days when Hollywood Bl is closed for special events.
256 Altadena – Commerce via Hill Av – Avenue 64 – Eastern Av Minor route change in Highland Park on Avenue 61 between Monte Vista and Figueroa Sts to bypass an un-signalized left turn on Piedmont Av to improve safety.
577 El Monte Station – Long Beach VA Medical Center via I-605 Fwy Provide service to Rio Hondo College in Whittier on a six-month demonstration basis to relieve overcrowding on Line 270.
794 Downtown LA – Sylmar Station via San Fernando Rd Route modification in the Burbank area between Lincoln Av and Burbank Bl due to anticipated Caltrans construction. New northbound and southbound routes will use Empire Av, Victory Pl and Burbank Bl. New Rapid stops will be established at Victory Pl and Empire Av.
Silver Line Harbor Gateway Transit Center – Downtown LA – El Monte Station Modify southbound route to run via Flower St between 11th St and Metro Expo Line 23rd Street Station in Downtown LA. New southbound stops will be established on Flower St.  Northbound route will continue on Figueroa St.  Metro will also improve peak period weekday service and will provide additional service on Sundays.

In addition, stop adjustments will  be made on Lines 2/302, 4, 30/330, 35, 38, 40, 45, 68 and 84 Owl Lines  and Rapid 745 along Broadway in Downtown LA between 1st and 11th streets as part of the Broadway Streetcape Beautification Project. Changes are expected to take effect mid-January. Timetables issued December 15 will reflect the new bus stop locations.

For more changes to lines not listed above, please check for revised timetables at metro.net or on buses.

8 replies

  1. I can only presume that the “minor” service changes noted on the 83 and 256 lines in Highland Park will involve crossing Figueroa St. at Ave. 61. That certainly does eliminate the non-signaled left turn from Piedmont Ave. to Figueroa St. but also means that the buses will now have to cross the Gold Line tracks twice. During weekday rush-hour traffic. that will play havoc with the schedules, not that they’re very reliable in that area now. Riders should allow extra time.

  2. How has Metro still not extended the 780 rapid from Washington/Fairfax to La Cienega/Jefferson station? This seems like a no-brainer.

  3. You need something better than a cheap paper sign taped to a post every time the 217 has to be detoured because of construction or closures. Riders need to be made aware in a very obvious way their bus has been rerouted, esp in the middle of Hollywood. Plastic pylons with flashing lights, large sandwich board signs with metro logos on it, anything is better that a hand written paper sign!!

  4. @Ivan. I totally agree with you Line 720 can be extended to serve East LA College. Too bad there are already Line 260 and Montebello Line 10 on that Atlantic Blvd section. By looking at recent years’ service “enhancements”, Metro always wants to eliminate any “duplicated” services along a corridor. Remember Line 188? Now someone who used to ride end-to-end Line 188 (no transfer needed) has to take 260 + 181 + 264 (2 transfers needed … plus the who-knows-how-long wait time).