Bus detours Thursday for L.A. Kings victory parade

Here’s the news release from Metro and here is more information about taking Metro Rail into downtown Los Angeles for the parade:

The Los Angeles Kings Parade planned for Thursday, June 14 at 12 p.m., in downtown Los Angeles will create street closures along Figueroa Street and around the Staples Center. Metro is the best option for fans to get to the parade celebration and to Staples Center for the rally.

Metro’s Red, Purple, Blue and Expo lines serve two strategic stations along the parade route; 7th St./Metro Center (at the parade route) and Pico Stations (at Staples Center).

The Metro Red and Purple Lines will operate six cars trains and the Metro Blue, Expo and Gold Lines will be adding trains and service depending on demand.

In addition, for those fans coming form the South Bay area, the Metro Silver Line traveling along the Harbor Transitway will be a good option with stops along Olive Street. For those coming from San Gabriel Valley, the Silver Line operates out of the El Monte Station with stops along Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.

A total of 23 Metro Bus lines will be detoured beginning at 10 a.m. in the downtown area. Metro buses that normally travel east and west across Figueroa Street will be detoured via First Street, if the regular bus route is north of Olympic and via Washington Blvd. for lines that operate on Olympic and Pico Boulevards.

Metro buses that normally travel on Figueroa and Flower streets will use Olive Street to travel northbound and Grand Street if traveling southbound.

Notices have been posted on all bus stops where the route will be changed to notify bus customers. The bus lines detoured include; 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 51, 52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 81, 439, 442, 450, 460, 487, 489, 720, 728, 730, 760, and 910 (Silver Line).

Metro encourages passengers to purchase Day Passes in advance to avoid long lines on their departure from downtown events. A single ride on Metro Rail is $1.50; tickets are available at ticket vending machines at all rail stations. If you need to transfer, the best choice is a day pass for $5, also available at all ticket vending machines. Fares can also be stored on Metro TAP card which cost $2 and are available at all ticket machines.

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