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December 2013 Service Changes

Metro is making service changes

New schedules now in effect

Metro is making minor changes to improve rail and bus connections, on-time performance and reduce over-crowding on the bus system. For complete details, view timetables on metro.net or on buses during December.

Line Line Name Proposed Service Changes
60 Downtown LA – Artesia Station via Long Beach Bl

Provide additional early morning short line eastbound service on 7th St between Hope and Alameda Sts in Downtown LA to ease overcrowding.

83 Downtown LA - Eagle Rock via York Bl – Pasadena Av Minor route change in Highland Park on Avenue 61 between Monte Vista and Figueroa Sts to bypass an un-signalized left turn on Piedmont Av to improve safety.
94 Downtown L A – Sun Valley via San Fernando Rd

Route modification in the Burbank area between Lincoln Av and Burbank Bl due to anticipated Caltrans construction. New northbound and southbound routes will use Empire Av, Victory Pl and Burbank Bl. Local stops will be established along Empire Av, Victory Pl and Burbank Bl.

102 LAX City Bus Center - South Gate via La Tijera Bl - Exposition Bl

Modify peak morning and afternoon frequency to coordinate with train arrivals at Metro Expo Line Western Station.

117 LAX City Bus Center – Downey via Century Bl & Imperial Hwy

Modify schedule to coordinate with Line 120 service extension to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey.  Buses will operate into the parking lot from 7:30am to 6:30pm.

120 Aviation/LAX Station - Whittwood Mall via Imperial Hwy

Extend service weekdays only to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center parking lot in Downey from 7:30am to 6:30pm to improve access and reduce overcrowding on Line 117.

154 Tarzana – Burbank Station via Burbank Bl – Oxnard St

Minor route modification in Encino to better serve the Encino Park and Ride and enhance connection with LADOT’s Commuter Express Line 423. Service will be re-routed via Hayvenhurst Av, Magnolia Bl and Balboa Bl. New stops will be established at Hayvenhurst Av and Magnolia Bl.  

161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center – Warner Center via Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas

Extend Saturday service to Thousand Oaks Transit Center to connect with new Saturday service now provided by Thousand Oaks Transit.

167 Chatsworth Station -- Studio City via Plummer St, Coldwater Cyn Av

Extend late night short line trips to connect with Metro Orange Line Valley College Station.

212

Hollywood/Vine Station -- Hawthorne/Lennox Station via La Brea Av

Modify southbound shortline route to connect with Line 115 on Manchester Bl in the City of Inglewood.

217 Hollywood/Vine Station -- Howard Hughes Ctr via Hollywood Bl -- Fairfax Av - La Cienega Bl

Establish regular detour route from Hollywood Bl/Highland Av via Highland Av, Sunset Bl to Fairfax Av on frequent days when Hollywood Bl is closed for special events.

256 Altadena – Commerce via Hill Av – Avenue 64 – Eastern Av

Minor route change in Highland Park on Avenue 61 between Monte Vista and Figueroa Sts to bypass an un-signalized left turn on Piedmont Av to improve safety.

577 El Monte Station – Long Beach VA Medical Center via I-605 Fwy

Provide service to Rio Hondo College in Whittier on a six-month demonstration basis to relieve overcrowding on Line 270.

794 Downtown LA – Sylmar Station via San Fernando Rd

Route modification in the Burbank area between Lincoln Av and Burbank Bl due to anticipated Caltrans construction. New northbound and southbound routes will use Empire Av, Victory Pl and Burbank Bl. New Rapid stops will be established at Victory Pl and Empire Av.

Silver Line Harbor Gateway Transit Center – Downtown LA – El Monte Station

Modify southbound route to run via Flower St between 11th St and Metro Expo Line 23rd Street Station in Downtown LA. New southbound stops will be established on Flower St.  Northbound route will continue on Figueroa St.  Metro will also improve peak period weekday service and will provide additional service on Sundays.  

Blue Line Long Beach – Downtown LA

Blue Line        Long Beach – Downtown LA
First northbound trip will operate 7 minutes earlier to allow customers to transfer with the first Union Station-bound train at 7th St/Metro Ctr.

Gold Line

East LA – Downtown LA – Pasadena

Additional late night service to Pasadena has been added. Last Pasadena-bound train will now leave Union Station at 12:12am, rather than 11:54pm. 

Broadway Streetscape Beautification Project

Stop adjustments to be made on Lines 2/302, 4, 30/330, 35, 38, 40, 45/745, 68, 84 Owl Lines along Broadway in Downtown LA between 1st and 11th Sts as part of the Broadway Streetcape Beautification Project. Changes are expected to take effect mid-January. Timetables issued December 15 will reflect the new bus stop locations.

In addition, minor changes have been made to many lines not listed above. Please check for revised timetables on metro.net, or on buses.


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