The Oscars: Bus detours and Hollywood/Highland Station closure

Oscars Street Closures, Feb 28

 The 88th Annual Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood this Sunday evening and Metro Lines are already on detour schedules while preparations continue for the ceremony.

Metro Bus Lines 212, 217 and 780 are detouring along Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive through 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, or when barricades are removed by the city of Los Angeles.

Metro Red Line trains will run regular Sunday schedule on Feb. 28 but will bypass Hollywood/Highland Station until close of service to accommodate event security. The last southbound train to downtown Los Angeles departs North Hollywood Station on Sunday at 2:51 a.m. The last northbound train on Sunday departs Union Station at 2:19 a.m. Red Line trains will resume stops to Hollywood/Highland Station at start of service Monday, Feb 29.

There will also be no public access to the station. Customers are encouraged to use Hollywood/Vine Station as an alternate and transfer to bus or walk. More buses are expected to detour leading up to Oscar Sunday, so please visit the Service Advisories page for specific route information. For real-time service alerts, follow us on Twitter @metrolaalerts or @metrolosangeles.

The official notice for buses currently detouring is below:

Lines: 212, 217, & 780

In Effect: 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2016 until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, our when barricades are present.

Line 212

Northbound: Regular route to La Brea Ave. and Fountain Ave. then continue via LA Brea Ave. to (R) Sunset Blvd., (L) Highland Ave, (R) Hollywood Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hollywood Blvd. and Las Palmas Ave. then continue via Hollywood Blvd. to (L) Highland Ave, (R) Sunset Blvd., (L) La Brea Ave. and regular route.

Line 217

Northbound: Regular route to Hollywood Blvd. and Fuller Ave. then continue via Hollywood Blvd. to R- La Brea Ave., L-Sunset Blvd., L-Highland Ave., R-Hollywood Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Hollywood Blvd. and La Palmas Ave. then continue via Hollywood Blvd. to L-Highland Ave., R-Sunset Blvd., R-La Brea Ave., L-Hollywood Blvd and regular route.

Line 780

Eastbound: Regular route to Fairfax Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. then continue via Fairfax Ave. to (R) Sunset Blvd., (L) Highland Ave, (R) Hollywood Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Hollywood Blvd. and Argyle Ave. then continue via Hollywood Blvd. to (L) Highland Ave, (R) Sunset Blvd., (L) Fairfax Ave. and regular route.

4 replies

  1. Wouldn’t be lovely if the already built Eastern Mezzanine at this busy station was open and connected to the yet-to-be-built entrance away from the Dolby Theater?