Those participating in or attending the L.A. Marathon this Sunday are encouraged to go Metro to the race. But there will be some bus detours throughout the day due to the marathon. Here’s the press release from Metro:
The Los Angeles Marathon returns on Sunday, March 9 with the ‘Stadium to the Sea’ course running once again from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica and again your best course of action is to use the Metro Rail system to see all the racing action.
Metro Rail service will run as scheduled. Spectators are urged to ride Metro Rail to reach viewing areas and affected bus customers are urged to take Metro Rail to avoid lengthy bus detours and delays.
Metro will run free, non-stop bus shuttles beginning at 5 a.m. between the City of Santa Monica and the Culver City Expo Line Station. Patrons can board Santa Monica-bound buses on Washington Boulevard just south of the Expo Culver City Station. Culver City-bound buses can be boarded on Olympic Boulevard and 11th St in Santa Monica.
There will be interruptions in Metro bus service along the route. Lines normally passing through those areas will be rerouted and many other lines will be disrupted. Patrons are urged to plan ahead and allow for extra time during the race.
Listed here are the Metro bus lines which will be disrupted before and after the running of the Marathon. Affected Metro bus lines: 2, 4, 10, 14, 16/316, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 48, 55, 60, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 81, 83, 84, 90/91, 92, 94, 96, 105, 156/656, 180/181, 200, 201, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212/312, 217, 222, 485, 487/489, 534, 550, 704, 720, 733, 745, 754, Silver Line (910).
Regular service on some lines will be restored as the race progresses but full service on all lines is not expected to resume until approximately early evening.
Metro apologizes for any inconvenience you may experience on this day and thanks you for your cooperation. For further assistance, please call 323.GO.METRO.
For Metro Rail route and schedule information visit the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net. Due to technological limitations, short-term, temporary bus detours are not reflected in Google Transit, Metro Trip Planner, or NexTrip real time bus arrivals.
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