Bus service adjustments announced, including new Rapid Bus between L.A. and Santa Monica

Metro just released its list of schedule changes that are effective on Sunday, June 27. In some cases, buses will run a little less often. In other cases, routes have been modified.

The idea, Metro officials say, is to make service more efficient. The moves are also intended to save some money — so the agency can still offer the full complement of transit services it currently provides.

In addition, a new Rapid Line — the 733 — will begin operating between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica via Venice Boulevard. It replaces the limited stop service currently available on the 333 and will leave from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station every 10 to 15 minutes during the day and 20 minutes in the evening.

There are also changes being made in East Los Angeles so that bus service better serves the Eastside Extension of the Gold Line.

Here is the full list of changes.