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Service Changes

Big Blue Bus will change five (5) bus routes and improve schedules on twelve (12) others, beginning February 18, 2018. The changes will allow us to reduce customer wait and travel times, increase reliability, and better match demand. View the route and schedule changes below:

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2

Route 2 Wilshire Blvd

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Route change in Downtown Santa Monica to help keep buses on time:
  • To UCLA: All trips depart from NB Main St. at Civic Auditorium.
  • To Santa Monica: Service ends at NB Main St. and Civic Auditorium.
  • Weekday:
  • Eastbound trips between 8am and 9am improved to every 15 minutes.
  • Schedule adjustments for better connectivity to the Expo Line.
  • Weekend:
  • Eastbound trip at 7:21am discontinued.

New Stops!

  • SB 4th St. at Santa Monica Place (DTSM Station)
  • SB 4th St. at Civic Center Dr.
  • WB Pico Blvd. at 4th St.
  • NB Main St. at Pico Blvd.
  • NB Main St. at Civic Auditorium

Discontinued Stops:

  • WB Broadway at 3rd St.
  • SB Main St. at Olympic Blvd.
  • EB Pico Blvd. at Main St.
  • NB 4th St. at Pico Blvd.
  • NB 4th St. at Civic Center Dr.
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3

Route 3 Lincoln Blvd

Schedule Changes:

  • Time point at Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park Blvd. eliminated in both directions on all days, due to the bus-only lane.
  • Time point at 4th St. and Colorado Ave. eliminated for northbound trips on all days, due to the bus-only lane.
  • Northbound weekday trip at 4:33am discontinued.
  • Minor schedule adjustments to help keep buses on time.
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3

Rapid 3 Lincoln Blvd Rapid

Schedule Changes:

  • Time point at Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park Blvd. eliminated in both directions on all days, due to the bus-only lane.
  • Time point at 4th St. and Colorado Ave. eliminated for northbound trips on all days, due to the bus-only lane.
  • Minor schedule adjustments to help keep buses on time.
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7

Rapid 7 Pico Blvd Rapid

Minor Route and Schedule Changes:

  • All Days:
    • Eastbound:
      • Due to Metro Rail construction, current detour at Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave. becomes permanent route.
      • Time point at Pico Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. eliminated on all days, for faster and more reliable service.
    • Westbound:
      • Time point at 4th St. and Broadway eliminated on all days, for faster and more reliable service.
      • Minor schedule adjustments to help keep buses on time.
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8

Route 8 Ocean Park Blvd

Schedule Changes:

  • Time point at Westwood Blvd. and Exposition Blvd. (Westwood Station) relocated to Westwood Blvd. and Pico Blvd. in both directions on all days, to help reduce congestion at the station.
  • Minor schedule adjustments to help keep buses on time.

New Stops!

  • NB Westwood Blvd. at Massachusetts Ave.
  • SB Westwood Blvd. at Massachusetts Ave.
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12

Rapid 12 UCLA/Westwood to Expo Rapid

Schedule Changes:

  • Time point at Westwood Blvd. and Exposition Blvd. (Westwood Station) relocated to Westwood Blvd. and Pico Blvd. on all days, to help reduce congestion at the station.
  • New  trips added for more frequent weekday service.
  • Weekend:
  • Northbound:
    • New Saturday trip added at 10:19pm.
    • Sunday trip at 5:55am discontinued.
    • Saturday and Sunday trip at 10:49pm discontinued.
  • Southbound:
    • New Saturday trip added at 10:50pm.
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17

Route 17 UCLA-VA Medical Center-Palms

Minor Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekend:
    • Route change near the VA Medical Center for improved timeliness:
      • Buses will travel to/from the VA Medical Center via Sawtelle Blvd., and no longer serve Santa Monica Blvd. and Federal Ave.
    • Schedule adjustments for more frequent service.
    • Northbound trip at 6:05am discontinued.
    • Southbound trips at 6:07am and 6:52am discontinued.

Discontinued Stops:

  • SB Federal Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at Federal Ave.
  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at Corinth Ave.
  • EB Santa Monica Blvd. at Sawtelle Blvd.
  • WB Santa Monica Blvd. at Purdue Ave.
  • WB Santa Monica Blvd. at Federal Ave.
  • NB Federal Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
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18

Route 18 UCLA - Abbot Kinney - Marina del Rey

Schedule Changes:

  • Weekend schedule adjustments to better match service with demand:
  • Westbound:
    • Saturday trip at 5:56am discontinued. 
    • Sunday trips at 6:35am, 8:50pm, and 9:30pm discontinued.
  • Eastbound:
    • Sunday trips at 6:18 am, 8:34pm, and 9:04pm discontinued.
  • Preview new schedule online.

New Stops!

  • NB 4th St. at Civic Center Dr.

Discontinued Stops:

  • NB 4th St. at Pico Blvd. 
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41

Route 41 SMC - 17th St Station - Montana Ave (Clockwise)

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday service to Santa Monica College improved to every 10 minutes or less from 17th St./SMC Station.
  • Weekend service to Santa Monica College adjusted to every 15 minutes from17th St./SMC Station.
  • Tip: Use Route 41 for trips before 7am.

New Stops!

  • EB Pico Blvd. at 16th St.
  • EB Pico Blvd. at 18th St.
  • NB 20th St. at Pico Blvd.
  • NB 20th St. at Delaware Ave.
  • NB 20th St. at Olympic Blvd.
  • WB Colorado Ave. at 20th St.
  • WB Colorado Ave. at 17th St. (17th St./SMC Station)
  • WB Colorado Ave. at 14th St.
  • WB Olympic Blvd. at 16th St.
  • SB 14th St. at Michigan Ave.
  • EB Pico Blvd. at 14th St.

Discontinued Stops:

  • NB 14th St. at Pico Blvd.
  • NB 14th St. at Michigan Ave.
  • NB 14th St. at Colorado Ave.
  • SB 20th St. at Olympic Blvd.
  • SB 20th St. at Delaware Ave.
  • WB Pico Blvd. at 18th St.
  • WB Pico Blvd. at 17th St.
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42

Route 42 SMC - 17th St Station - Montana Ave (Counterclockwise)

Route and Schedule Changes:

  • Weekday service to Santa Monica College improved to every 10 minutes or less from 17th St./SMC Station.
  • Weekend service to Santa Monica College adjusted to every 15 minutes from17th St./SMC Station.
  • Tip: Use Route 42 for trips after 7pm.

New Stops!

  • SB 17th St. at Colorado Ave. (17th St./SMC Station)
  • WB Olympic Blvd. at 16th St.

Discontinued Stop:

  • SB 14th St. at Colorado Ave.
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