With the 10 freeway closed in downtown L.A. due to fire damage — the reopening is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 21 — we’re here to help you get where you’re going.
Our rail and bus system provides a number of ways to travel to & through DTLA from many parts of LA County. There are also many other transit providers in our region — including municipal bus lines, Metrolink regional rail and Amtrak.
The Metro rail & busway maps is above. See the bottom of this post for a detailed map that includes all LA County rail and bus routes.
Some of the particulars about transit this week:
•Our E Line train offers east-west travel between East LA & Santa Monica and is a good alternative to the 10 freeway. Schedule/map
•Our J Line bus runs between El Monte, DTLA & San Pedro DTLA and is an alternative to the 10 and 110 freeways. Schedule/map
•Other bus lines that can be used to get around the closure are: Line 78 (Huntington), Line 18 (6th St), Line 66 (Olympic), Line 30 (Pico) and Line 33 (Venice). Schedules/maps for every rail/bus line. Metro Bus Lines 18, 60, 66, 251 all may have delays due to operating near the I-10 closure. For Line 251 consider taking A Line to avoid delays. For Line 66, consider taking E Line to avoid delays.
•Our guide for new riders is posted here — with info on how to reach upcoming events such as the LA Auto Show at the Convention Center, the UCLA-USC game at the Coliseum and games at Crypto.com arena.
•It costs $1.75 regular fare to ride Metro buses or trains. That includes 2 hrs of free transfers. Roundtrip is $3.50. TAP fare cards to pay fare can be bought from machines at Metro rail/busway stations. Info: www.metro.net/riding/fares/
•We offer paid or free parking at many of our rail/busway stations. Here’s the list.
•To reach Metro customer information, call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876) M-F 5am – 9pm, Sat/Sun 6am – 6pm.
•To reach Metro security, call 888.950.SAFE (7233) or use the free Transit Watch app to text security.
•If you’re traveling from the San Gabriel Valley and/or Inland Empire, Foothill Transit’s Silver Streak runs between Claremont, Union Station and DTLA. Silver Streak map/info. Other Foothill Transit lines that serve DTLA include their Lines 490, 493, 495, 498, 499 and 699. More info: https://www.foothilltransit.org/buslines/timetables
•Metrolink’s regional rail trains offer alternate routes into DTLA from the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County, the Inland Empire and Ventura County. Metrolink is adding trips between Covina and Union Station and is adding cars on the San Bernardino line. See the Metrolink system map below. Metrolink website: https://metrolinktrains.com/. Here’s the Metrolink map:
•LADOT Official buses are another way to get around the city of LA. LADOT is offering free rides during the closure on its Commuter Express routes as well as several DASH lines that run to DTLA. Info: www.ladottransit.com/whatsnew/111223_h10.html The Commuter Express routes are generally longer-distance lines. Here’s the list of routes: https://www.ladottransit.com/comexp/
•Speaking of LADOT, they’re also helping our A and E Line trains — both lines have segments that run along streets.
We will continue to provide updates as our region navigates this closure of a key stretch of our freeway network. We’ll also be updating our social media streams: our regular Twitter, Twitter service alerts, Facebook and Instagram.
For updates on the closure, please follow Caltrans District 7 on Twitter.
And here’s the detailed Metro and public transit map:
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