Service changes for the Metro Bus system go into effect on Sunday, Dec. 13. As we get closer to Dec. 13, use this online tool to check your bus line for any changes.
Metro makes service changes every June and December. This round is bigger than usual as we begin to implement parts of our NextGen Bus Plan to improve bus frequencies and restructure our system to speed up bus trips and better serve riders.
The NextGen Bus Plan was approved by Metro’s Board of Directors in October and Metro’s Service Councils in August — in addition to public hearings over the summer. The remainder of NextGen Bus Plan route changes will be implemented as part of the June 2021 and December 2021 changes.
As part of this round of service changes, we’re also adding trips to our busier lines to help with social distancing.
There are no changes to Metro Rail during these service changes.
Below is a summary of the key changes. To see new timetables, please follow this link.
Metro’s official app, Transit, has also marked routes in the app that are changing, ending or receiving additional service. The app has a preview mode to give you a peek at the service changes. Here’s how to turn it on:
1. Tap “settings” (gear icon, top left corner).
2. Then tap the middle slider icon at the top of the screen.
3. Under “Bus,” turn off “Metro” and turn on “Metro (starts Dec 13).” Then tap “Done.” This will show you what the bus network will look like starting December 13.
Now, you can see scheduled arrival times and plan your new commute by looking at route maps, finding the nearest stop, and using the trip planner. To go back to the current bus system, just follow the instructions again, but turn off “Metro (starts Dec 13)” and turn “Metro” back on.
More Frequent Service
•Trips will be added on weekdays to the following bus lines to improve frequencies and provide more room for social distancing: Lines 2, 4, 10, 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 70, 78, 81, 90/91, 105, 108, 110, 111, 115, 125, 130, 150/240, 152, 161, 162/163, 164, 165, 166, 200, 206, 207, 209, 210, 212, 224, 232, 233, 234, 245, 251, 258, 260, 344, 460, 550, 603, 704, 720, 733, 734, 744, 754, 757 and 910 (the J Line, i.e. Silver Line).
•Line 734 (Sepulveda Bl) will be improved to 20-minute frequencies during the day on weekdays
•Lines 165 (Vanowen St) and 234 (Sepulveda Bl) will be improved to 20-minute frequencies peak periods weekdays.
•Lines 90/91 (Sunland/Sylmar via Foothill Bl) will be improved to 30-minute frequencies during the day.
Eight Rapid Lines Being Replaced With More Frequent Local Lines
•Eight Rapid Lines listed below are being discontinued and replaced with increased service frequency on local lines on these same corridors. Some bus stops on local bus lines will change to reduce travel time on the bus while maintaining easy access to bus stops. If a stop is being discontinued, you will see a sign on it directing you to the nearest stop.
–The 705 that serves Vernon Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard will be replaced by the 105.
–The 710 on Crenshaw Boulevard will be replaced by the 210.
–The 728 on Olympic Boulevard will be replaced by the 28.
–The 745 on Broadway will be replaced by the 45.
–The 751 on Soto Street will be replaced by the 251.
–The 760 on Long Beach Boulevard will be replaced by the 60.
–The 762 on Atlantic Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue will be replaced by the 260.
Modifications to Other Bus Lines
•Line 55 is being straightened to reduce travel time for the majority of riders by omitting the lesser-used part of the route to the A (Blue) Line’s Firestone Station. Overnight owl service on the 55 south of Willowbrook/Rosa ParksStation is being discontinued due to low ridership.
•Line 60 owl service to Long Beach will no longer stop at Compton Station due to low ridership.
•Line 62 will be straightened to reduce travel time for most riders by omitting the lesser-used segment of the route to/from the Norwalk Metrolink Station.
•Line 76 will be straightened to reduce travel time for most riders by omitting the lesser-used segment to/from the El Monte Metrolink Station.
•Line 106 will begin running service on weekdays again – service on this line was suspended in April due to COVID-19 pandemic service changes.
•Line 117 will have a new segment on Century Boulevard to better serve the Jordan Downs housing redevelopment.
•Line 126 on Manhattan Beach Boulevard will be discontinued due to low ridership.
•Line 161’s first two trips on weekdays will be extended to serve Thousand Oaks.
•Line 210 will be adjusted for all trips to serve the D (Purple) Line’s Wilshire/Western Station via Crenshaw, Wilshire, Western, Beverly and Rossmore for improved connections to the Metro Rail network.
•Line 254 will be discontinued due to low ridership. Options for riders in place of Line 254 include frequent Line 55, 60, 110, 111, 115, 117, 251, 605, and 665 services or new Metro Micro on demand shuttle van service which begins operation in Watts/Willowbrook area on Dec. 13; please see this link for more info about hours. Fares on Metro Micro will be $1 for the first six months.
•Line 258 will be rerouted to serve the L (Gold) Line’s South Pasadena Station and York/Figueroa via Floral Street and Eastern Avenue to provide a much-requested connection with the L (Gold) Line. Service on Oak Knoll in San Marino will be discontinued due to low ridership on this segment.
•Limited Lines 302, 312, 316, 330, 351, 353, 355, 358, 364, 378 will be merged with their partner local lines. These lines have not operated since April due to pandemic service changes.
•Line 442 will be discontinued due to low ridership. This service has not operated since April due to COVID-19 pandemic service changes.
•Lines 487 and 489 will terminate in the 7th & Metro Center area in downtown L.A. during peak hours weekdays and at Union Station during off peak hours and on weekends to reflect ridership patterns.
•Line 534‘s segment to Point Dume will be discontinued due to low ridership.
•Line 601‘s owl service to Warner Center will be discontinued due to low ridership.
•Line 607 in Windsor Hills and Inglewood will be discontinued due to low ridership.
•Line 612 (South Gate Shuttle) will be discontinued due to low ridership. Options for riders in place of Line 612 include frequent Line 55, 60, 111, 115, 117, 251, 260, and 611 services or new Metro Micro on demand shuttle van service that launches Dec. 13 in the Watts/Willowbrook area. Metro Micro is scheduled to launch Dec. 13; please see this link for more info about hours. Fares on Metro Micro will be $1 for the first six months.
•Line 625 LAX World Way West shuttle will be discontinued due to low ridership. An option for riders in place of Line 625 is the new Metro Micro on demand shuttle van service that launches Dec. 13 in the LAX/Inglewood area. Metro Micro is scheduled to launch Dec. 13; please see this link for more info about hours. Fares on Metro Micro will be $1 for the first six months.
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