Big Blue Bus service changes coming next week to better serve Expo Line

The idea is to better connect the Expo Line to both downtown Santa Monica and Westwood and UCLA. Here’s the news from the Big Blue Bus website:

Big News: Fall Service Begins August 26 & 27

Read all about new Rapid 12 and Rapid 20, and changes to Routes 2, 5, 11 and Rapid 10:

New! Starting August 27, use Rapid 20 to ride non-stop between downtown Santa Monica and the Expo Culver City station via the 10 Freeway for only $1 (regular cash fare; $0.50 for S/D/M)! Hop on at one of the three Rapid 20 stops:

Broadway at 6th St.

4th at Santa Monica Place

Robertson between Washington and Venice (just around the corner from the entrance to the Expo Culver City station)

New! Starting August 27, Super 12 becomes Rapid 12 for an even faster ride between Westwood/UCLA and the Expo Culver City station! Some stops are being eliminated (but will still be served by Local 12) and the Culver City stop is being relocated to northbound Robertson between Venice and Washington.

Route 5: Starting August 26, trips to Century City/Expo Culver City will be permanently rerouted in downtown Santa Monica due to Expo rail construction. Please board at either the stop on Arizona at 5th St. or at the stop on Colorado at 7th St. Route 5 will no longer stop on: 4th St. at Broadway, Wilshire or Santa Monica Blvd. or on Colorado at 4th St.

Maps and schedules are coming soon. Have questions in the meantime? Call customer service at (310) 451-5444 or send us an email.


1 reply

  1. Wow, check out this (horrible) new schedule for the Rapid 20 service. Just so you know how bad it is, without clicking the link, if you work in Santa Monica and live in downtown LA or points east….there is no service for you. This is a AM –> Expo Station and PM –> Santa Monica downtown service. Doesn’t BBB realize more people take the BBB Rapid 10 in the morning west to Santa Monica and then east to Downtown LA at night? This is a poorly executed good plan. Really bad schedule: