Service detours for Academy Awards this weekend

The Academy Awards are being held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Sunday evening. Some bus detours are already in effect as preparations for the Awards are made and Red Line subway service will be impacted. Here are all the details from the Metro news release:

Metro Red Line trains will operate on a regular schedule with no delays in service but will pass through the Hollywood/Highland Station without stopping on Sunday, Feb. 27. With the start of regular service on Monday, Feb. 28, all Metro Red Line trains will resume stops at the Hollywood/Highland Station.

The Hollywood/Highland Station will close after the last train departs in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 27 and reopen for regular service on Monday, Feb. 28. During that time, there will be no public access to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line station. Customers are advised to use the Hollywood/Vine Station as an alternate and transfer to nearby bus service or walk.

Street closures start Monday, Feb. 21, in the Hollywood area due to preparations for the Academy Awards show that will be held in the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland complex.

Metro Bus Lines 212/312, 217, 222 and 780 will be detoured along Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue through 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, or until barricades are removed. Normal service should resume by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1. (Note: Line 780 has no weekend service on Saturday or Sunday.)

On the day of the event, Sunday, Feb. 27, Bus lines 156, 212, 222 and 217 will be detoured along Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard and on Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard through 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 or until barricades are removed.

Specific routes of the detours are listed online on the service advisory pages of Check The Source for updated information. For real-time service alerts, go to home page or follow #metroLAalerts on twitter.

For specific route and schedule information patrons can call 1-323-GOMETRO (323.466.3876) or online at

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7 replies

  1. Other than not having trains running until 3am on thursdays, fridays, and saturdays, this is the dumbest thing about metro. It makes ZERO sense to close this station.

  2. How annoying! What about the rest of the citizens who need to get to Hollywood? Should we all take cabs and charge it to the Academy? Appalling!

  3. I agree that metro really needs to rethink this. Either add a second station portal or find a way to keep the station open. It just makes no sense to close down such a centrally located, busy station, because of an event. After all, shouldn’t people be encouraged to use Metrorail to get to events like these?!?! All this does is deter people and forces more people into the traffic and parking lots.

  4. Maybe it’s time for Metro to add a second, east portal to that station to avoid this nonsense in the future.

  5. This is why stations need to have multiple entrances.

    If there was an entrance further down the street from the Oscars, they could keep the other entrances open and close the main entrance, if the main entrance is a security hazard or something.

    We need more entrances at all of the stations, and this is just one glaring example of why.

  6. Are businesses still open while the Oscars are going on? Don’t people have to get to work on the Red Line?

  7. This is the most idiotic closure in the whole Metro system. The busiest Hollywood station is closed for the Oscars. Does New York close its stations close to its theaters when award shows happends? So now more people are just encouraged to drive to Hollywood and not Go Metro? A real discussion on this closure has to be had with Art Leahy and the Oscar board. Maybe Art can address us himself as to why this is an okay closure? This is bad PR for Metro rail.