The new Warner Center Shuttle (Line 601) begins running on June 24, replacing the single Orange Line stop at Warner Center Station. Orange Line riders can connect to the shuttle at Canoga Station.
The new shuttle provides 10 new stops that should improve access to Westfield Topanga, The Village, Warner Center Corporate Park, Kaiser Permanente and other nearby locations. The new shuttle will travel in both directions, run seven days a week and run every 10 minutes most times of the day.
The Orange Line, beginning Jun 24, will no longer serve Warner Center. Orange Line buses will run between North Hollywood and Chatsworth on the Orange Line busway.
The plan for the shuttle was unanimously approved by the San Fernando Valley Service Council earlier this year and was supported by the Valley Industry & Commerce Association, the Warner Center Assn. and the office of Los Angeles Council Member Bob Blumenfield.
One other point of emphasis: the Warner Center bus changes are a preview of the type of service improvements that Metro hopes to accomplish with its NextGen Study to redesign the entire Metro bus system — i.e. straightening out routes, improving travel times for passengers and streamlining service.
Here is the new Warner Center Shuttle timetable:
The following bus lines will also be modified beginning June 24 to improve access to the shuttle and Warner Center. The new timetable should be posted to metro.net very soon.
Line 150 – To provide faster service to destinations north of Warner Center, Line 150 will now remain on Topanga Canyon Boulevard from Ventura Boulevard to Sherman Way in both directions.
Line 161 – The route will now provide two-way service on Canoga Avenue from Ventura Boulevard to the Canoga Orange Line Station.
Line 164 – To improve service for the majority of passengers with destinations east and west of Warner Center, Line 164 will now remain on Victory Boulevard between Topanga Canyon and Owensmouth Avenue in both directions, and maintain a direct connection with the Orange Line at De Soto Avenue and Victory Blvd.
Line 169 – Service will be extended north to the Canoga Orange Line Station, continuing on Topanga Canyon, east on Victory Blvd. and north on Canoga Avenue to the station. The eastbound route will operate over the same streets.
Line 245 – Service will remain unchanged.
Line 750 – The route will be extended further north to Canoga Station via Owensmouth Ave., east on Victory Blvd. and north on Canoga Ave. to the Orange Line Station. The eastbound route will operate over the same streets.
The plan for the shuttle was unanimously approved by the San Fernando Valley Service Council earlier this year and was supported by the Valley Industry & Commerce Assn., the Warner Center Assn. and the office of Los Angeles Council Member Bob Blumenfield.