Service changes for Metro Bus and Rail go into effect on Sunday, December 19. We’re adjusting some bus routes for easier access to key destinations and adding more frequent service.
Some bus stops will also be consolidated to improve bus travel times, while maintaining access to alternative stops.
The following lines will have extra trips added in December.
- 10, 14, 16, 55, 60, 66, 70, 94, 108, 125, 152, 165, 166, 230 256, 602, 720, J Line (Silver)
- Metro A Line (Blue), C Line (Green), E Line (Expo) and L Line (Gold) will increase weekday morning and afternoon peak hour service from every 10 minutes to every 8 minutes.
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS:
- 256, 720
Check for changes to your bus line with our online tool at metro.net/mybus. Changes will be made to routing of Lines 2, 4, 51, 53, 79, 154, 177, 200, 230, 256, 260. New Line 179 will replace Line 79 between Rose Hill Transit Center and the L Line Arcadia Station, and a new Line 660 will replace Line 260 between Pasadena and Altadena. City of Commerce Line 200 will replace Metro Line 256 between Cal State LA and Commerce. Some bus stops will be consolidated on Lines 81, 180, 206, 217, and 686 to better balance access and travel times. A brochure with the bus service changes is also available here. If you use Transit app, Metro’s official smartphone app, schedule changes will appear by Dec. 19.
The changes are part of our NextGen Bus Plan to make our bus system easier to use and add more service on our busiest routes. We’ve been implementing NextGen over the past year. With these upcoming changes, much of the NextGen Bus Plan restructuring of bus lines will have been implemented, with the remainder to occur in 2022 — it’s the biggest overhaul of the Metro bus system in more than 25 years.
At this time, we are not collecting fare on buses. Regular fares apply on Metro Rail and other services. Fare collection on buses will restart on Jan. 10, 2022. See this recent Source post to learn how you can get discounted fares and half-price passes or follow us on Twitter @metrolosangeles for updates.
As part of these service changes, Metro is improving the accuracy of our real-time arrival data — and riders should see the better arrival info on Metro’s official app Transit beginning Sunday, Dec. 19. One note: the rollout of these updates on all platforms, including Google, will take place in the coming days.
We recommend downloading Transit to your smartphone and using it to plan your trips on Metro and for checking on the arrival of your bus or train. Download Transit in the Apple app store for Apple devices or the Google Play store for Android-powered devices.
Metro Micro will also begin service in a new zone, the UCLA/Westwood/VA Medical Center, on Dec. 13. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. Rides are $1 and can be booked via the Metro Micro app, online at book.metro-micro.net or by calling 323.GOMETRO.
Reminder: masks are still required when riding public transit. Please be sure to wear a mask on Metro.
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