It’s not exactly going out on a limb to suggest the Yankees series with the Dodgers this weekend is a possible World Series preview. The Dodgers and Yankees are the best teams in their respective leagues this season, as they have both been in many seasons’ past.
Huge crowds are expected for each game, meaning traffic will likely be bad. There is an alternative, of course. The Dodger Stadium Express will have buses running to the stadium from two locations: Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and Harbor Gateway Transit Center in Gardena.
Bus service is free for those with game tickets. The buses begin running 90 minutes before the game from Union Station and two hours before the game from Harbor Gateways. After the game ends buses run for 90 minutes. There is free parking available at Harbor Gateway. At Union Station, parking is $8 — with spaces usually filling up quickly for big games.
At Union Station, buses board on the Alameda Street side (i.e. the front of the station) near the taxi zone. Union Station is served by the Red Line subway, Gold Line light rail, many Metro bus lines and both Metrolink commuter rail and Amtrak. At Harbor Gateway, board the Dodger Stadium Express at Bay 9; the transit center is served by the Silver Line and many other Metro bus lines.
Below is a map of the two Dodger Stadium Express routes along with a Metro system map. One quick reminder: Expo Line service resumes to Pico and 7th/Metro stations beginning Saturday morning — meaning the trail will be running the entire way between DTLA and Santa Monica. However, rail service on the northern half of the Blue Line continues to be replaced by bus shuttle service.
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