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Service Changes

Service Improvements Begin March 17, 2019!

We’re making adjustments to many routes and schedules, and reinvesting those resources to add and expand service where customers need it most. 

Take a look at the changes going into effect March 17 below. And if you want to find out about future service changes, be sure to sign up for email updates.

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1

Route 1 Main St & Santa Monica Blvd

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Service improved to every 20 minutes after 9pm.
    • Significant schedule adjustments to help keep buses on time.
  • Weekend:
    • Saturday:
      • Eastbound trip at 5:52am discontinued.
      • Service adjusted to every 12 minutes between 1pm and 5pm, and every 20 minutes after 7pm.
    • Sunday:
      • Westbound trip at 6:40am discontinued.
      • Service adjusted to every 20 minutes after 6pm.

New Stop!

  • WB Broadway at 5th St.
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3

Route 3 Lincoln Blvd

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday service improved to every 12-15 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes after 8pm.
  • Weekend service adjusted to every 30 minutes between 5am and 7am, then every 15 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes after 8pm.

 Discontinued Stop:

  • WB 96th St. & Alverstone Ave.
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3

Rapid 3 Lincoln Blvd Rapid

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Morning schedule adjustments to better match customer demand.
    • Northbound trips between 7am and 9am travel via Sepulveda Blvd. and Manchester Ave., to help keep buses on time.
    • Midday (9am-2pm) and eveningservice (after 6pm) discontinued; use Route 3 instead.
  • Weekend service discontinued; use Route 3 instead.

  New Stop!

  • WB Manchester Ave. at Sepulveda Blvd.
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5

Route 5 Olympic Blvd

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Eastbound:
      • Trips travel via 7th St. in Downtown Santa Monica, and no longer use 5th St.
      • Trips at 6:20am, 6:40am, 7am, 7:20pm, and 7:50pm discontinued.
    • Westbound trips at 6:55pm and 7:25pm discontinued.
  • Weekend service discontinued.

 New Stops!

  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at 6th St.
  • EB Olympic Blvd. at Barrington Ave. (after the intersection)

 Discontinued Stops:

  • SB 5th St. at Colorado Ave.
  • EB Olympic Blvd. at Barrington Ave. (before the intersection)
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7

Route 7 Pico Blvd

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Route extended to serve Wilshire/Western Purple Line Station on all days.
  • Weekday:
    • Most service improved to every 14 minutes or better, and every 20 minutes after 10pm.
    • Eastbound trips at 2:08pm and 4:05pm no longer serve Beverlywood.
    • Eastbound trips drop-off on Pico Blvd. at San Vicente Blvd. and do not enter Rimpau Terminal.
  • Weekend:
    • Most service improved to every 15 minutes or better, and every 20 minutes after 7pm.

 New Stops!

  • EB Pico Blvd. at San Vicente Blvd. (after the intersection)
  • NB Crenshaw Blvd. at Pico Blvd.
  • NB Crenshaw Blvd. at Olympic Blvd.
  • EB Wilshire Blvd. at Crenshaw Blvd.
  • NB Western Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
  • WB Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.
  • SB Crenshaw Blvd. at Wilshire Blvd.
  • SB Crenshaw Blvd. at Olympic Blvd.
  • WB Pico Blvd. at Crenshaw Blvd.
  • WB Pico Blvd. at Exposition Blvd.

Discontinued Stops:

  • EB Pico Blvd. at Glenville Dr.
  • EB Pico Blvd. at Orange Dr.
  • EB Pico Blvd. at San Vicente Blvd. (before the intersection)
  • WB Pico Blvd. at Glenville Dr.
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7

Rapid 7 Pico Blvd Rapid

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Service adjusted to every 14 minutes most of the day, and every 20 minutes after 6pm.
    • Eastbound:
      • Trips to Wilshire/Western Station Purple Line travel via Wilshire Blvd., and no longer use 6th St.
      • Service discontinued after 7:30pm; use Route 7 instead.
    • Westbound service discontinued after 6pm; use Route 7 instead.
  • Weekend service discontinued; use Route 7 instead, which has been extended to serve Wilshire/Western Purple Line Station on all days.

New Stops!

  • EB Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.
  • WB Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.

Discontinued Stops:

  • EB 6th St. at Western Ave.
  • SB Oxford Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
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8

Route 8 Ocean Park Blvd

 

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Westbound trips travel via 7th St. in Downtown Santa Monica on all days, and no longer use 5th St.
  • Weekday service improved to every 12 minutes between 7am and 9am.
  • Sunday 
    • Eastbound trip at 10:45pm discontinued.
    • Westbound trips at 9:35pm, 10:35pm, and 11:35pm discontinued.

New Stop!

  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at 6th St.

 Discontinued Stops:

  • NB 5th St. at Colorado Ave.
  • SB 5th St. at Colorado Ave.
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9

Route 9 Pacific Palisades

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Service improved to every 15 minutes during peak morning and afternoon hours.
    • New express trips serve Palisades Charter High School and Sunset Blvd., via Broadway, Ocean Blvd., Pacific Coast Highway, and Temescal Canyon Rd.
      • Northbound trip departs  4th St. at Colorado Ave. at 7:13am.
      • Southbound trip  departs Sunset Blvd. and El Medio Ave. at 2:23pm.
  • Weekend service improved to every 30 minutes all day.

 New Stops for Express Trips Only!

  • WB Broadway at 4th St.
  • WB Broadway at 3rd St.
  • SB Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave.
  • NB Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave.
  • NB Ocean Ave. at Santa Monica Blvd.
  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at 3rd St. (before the intersection)
  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at 3rd St. (after the intersection)
  • SB 4th St. at Santa Monica Blvd.
  • SB 4th St. at Broadway
  • SB 4th St. at Santa Monica Place
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10

Rapid 10 Downtown LA Freeway Express

Fare Changes:

  • Regular and S/D/M upgrade fee discontinued:
    • Regular customers now pay $1.25 with cash, or $1.10 with TAP Stored Value.
    • S/D/M customers now pay $0.50 with cash or TAP Stored Value.
  • Regular and S/D/M 30-Day Express Pass discontinued.
    • ALL Local BBB passes are now accepted, as well as BruinGO! Co-pay customers with UCLA ID.

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday eastbound trips to Downtown Los Angeles operate every 30 minutes between 6am and 8:30am; all other trips discontinued.
  • Weekday westbound trips to Downtown Santa Monica operate every 30 minutes between 3:30pm and 6pm; all other trips discontinued.
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16

Route 16 Wilshire Blvd/Bundy Dr - Marina Del Rey

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Schedule adjustments for more frequent service during peak morning and afternoon hours.
    • Northbound trips at 6:45pm, and 7:20pm discontinued.
    • Southbound trips at 6:13am, 6:53am, 6:35pm, 7:05pm, and 7:35pm discontinued.

Discontinued Stops:

  • NB Stewart St. at Nebraska Ave.
  • SB Stewart St. at Nebraska Ave.
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17

Route 17 UCLA-VA Medical Center-Palms

Minor Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Buses serve UCLA Charles E. Young/P2 Hub on all days.
  • Weekday: 
    • Service improved to every 20 minutes during the day, then every 30 minutes after 7pm.
    • Northbound trips at 7:40pm and 8:10pm discontinued.
  • Weekend service extended to serve UCLA and improved to every 28-30 minutes all day.

 New Stop!

  • WB National Blvd. at Palms Blvd. (Palms Station)

 Discontinued Stop:

  • WB Palms Blvd. at National Blvd. (Palms Station)
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18

Route 18 UCLA - Abbot Kinney - Marina del Rey

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Buses serve UCLA Gateway Plaza via Gayley Ave. on all days, and no longer serve Westwood Blvd., Hilgard Terminal, or Charles E. Young Drive.
  • Weekday:
    • Eastbound trips at 8:39pm and 9:09pm discontinued
    • Westbound trips at 5:45am and 10:14pm discontinued.
  • Saturday:
    • Eastbound trips at 8:34pm and 9:04pm discontinued.
    • Westbound trips at 6:56am, 8:36pm, and 9:16pm discontinued.
  • Sunday:
    • Eastbound trips at 7:31pm and 8:01pm discontinued.
    • Westbound trips at 7:36pm and 8:06pm discontinued.
    • Service extended to UCLA on all trips.

 New Stops!

  • NB Veteran Ave. at Kinross Ave.
  • EB Kinross Ave. at Veteran Ave.
  • NB Gayley Ave. at Le Conte Ave.
  • NB Gayley Ave. at Landfair Ave.
  • NB Gayley Ave. at Strathmore Pl.
  • NB Westwood Plaza at Strathmore Pl. (Gateway Plaza)
  • SB Gayley Ave. at Strathmore Pl.
  • SB Gayley Ave. at Landfair Ave.
  • SB Gayley Ave. at Le Conte Ave.
  • WB Kinross Ave. at Veteran Ave.
  • WB Wilshire Blvd. at Veteran Ave. (after the intersection)

Discontinued Stops:

  • EB Montana Ave. at Barrington Ave.
  • WB Gorham Ave. at San Vicente Blvd.
  • EB Wilshire Blvd. at Veteran Ave.
  • NB Westwood Blvd. at Linbrook Dr.
  • NB Westwood Blvd. at Weyburn Ave.
  • NB Westwood Blvd. at Le Conte Ave.
  • EB Le Conte Ave. at Tiverton Ave.
  • NB Hilgard Ave. at Manning Ave.
  • NB Hilgard Ave. at Westholme Ave.
  • UCLA Hilgard Terminal
  • NB Westwood Plaza at Jules Stein Eye Institute
  • Charles E. Young/P2 Hub
  • SB Hilgard Ave. at Westholme Ave.
  • SB Hilgard Ave. at Manning Dr.
  • WB Le Conte Ave. at Tiverton Ave.
  • SB Westwood Blvd. at Weyburn Ave.
  • SB Westwood Blvd. at Linbrook Dr.
  • WB Wilshire Blvd. at Veteran Ave. (before the intersection)
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43

Route 43 San Vicente Blvd & 26th St

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday:
    • Northbound trip at 6:25pm discontinued.
    • Southbound trips departing 26th St./Bergamot Station Expo Line travel via 26th St. and Colorado Ave. to 17th St./SMC Station, and no longer use 20th St.

 New Stops!

  • WB Colorado Ave. at 26th St.
  • WB Colorado Ave. at Cloverfield Ave.

 Discontinued Stops:

  • NB Stewart St. at Nebraska Ave.
  • SB Stewart St. at Nebraska Ave.
  • WB Olympic Blvd. at Cloverfield Blvd.
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