Service Advisory: Hollywood/Highland Station Closure this Sunday and bus detours due to Academy Awards

Getting ready for that annual show celebrating the little gold dude. Photo: Clinton Steeds via Flickr Creative Commons

Getting ready for that annual show celebrating the little gold dude. Photo: Clinton Steeds via Flickr Creative Commons

It’s that time of the year again: the Oscars are back, which means bus detours and the closing of Hollywood/Highland Station on Oscar Sunday.

Metro Red Line subway trains will operate on a regular schedule but will pass through the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station without stopping on Sunday, March 2 from open to close due to the 86th Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater. There will be no public access to Hollywood/Highland Station. Customers are advised to use the Hollywood/Vine Station as an alternative and transfer to nearby bus service or walk.

All Metro Red Line trains will resume stops at Hollywood/Highland Station with the start of regular service on Monday, March 3.

 Metro Bus 212, 217, 222 and 780 will be detoured off of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue through 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, or until barricades are removed. Full detour information can be found here.

Oscar Sunday detours will be up later this week so be sure to check back for more info.

Specific routes of the detours are listed online on the Service Advisory page. For real-time service alerts, follow @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts on Twitter.

5 replies

  1. Detour No. 14-0104 has been revised. (See 1st Revision) Lines 217 and 780 are detoured off of Hollywood B between Highland Av and FAIRFAX. Please correct.

  2. Bus # 217. I just read the detour schedule and waited for pickup last night for an hour and 15 mins on Hollywood Blvd. and Nichols Cyn (Genesee). Based on the detour schedule heading Northbound (from fairfax heading toward highland) there seemed no reason why i wasnt picked up. Did the detour change routes?

    • Hi Janice,

      The detour should be as listed: Northbound: Regular route to Fairfax Ave.. and Fountain Ave. then continue via Fairfax Ave. to (R) Sunset Blvd, (L) Highland Ave, (R) Hollywood Blvd. and regular route.

      If you were not picked up, please let us know via Twitter @metrolosangeles or via email at CustomerRelations@metro.net so we can look into it.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  3. Doesnt make any sense whatsoever to bypass the station. What a major inconvenience for a perceived threat that isnt there