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Special Transit Service July 16-17

  • Extra buses on major Westside & Valley streets
  • Free Fare on Red, Purple, Orange and selected bus lines
  • Added Metrolink trains
  • $3 one way fares from Amtrak: Downtown LA to Burbank Airport

Metro is adding 100 buses and 32 rail cars to enhance service on the bus and rail lines serving the area which will be impacted by the I-405 closure. In addition, no fare will be charged over the weekend of July 16-17 on the Metro Red, Purple and Orange lines, and on selected bus lines including the 761, which travels through the Sepulveda Pass.

Service will be increased along segments of Metro Local lines 2 (Sunset Bl) and 150 (Ventura Bl), Metro Express Line 534 (Malibu), Metro Rapid lines 704 (Santa Monica Bl), 720 (Wilshire Bl), 733 (Venice Bl), 761 (Van Nuys Bl) and the Metro Orange Line.

Additionally, service in the San Fernando Valley will be increased on numerous corridors. The following lines with weekend frequencies of approximately 60 minutes will now operate approximately every 30 minutes, with those extra trips operating in between regularly scheduled trips. These include Lines 96 (Riverside Dr), 155 (Olive Av), 156 (Burbank Bl), 158 (Woodman Av-Devonshire St), 161 (Agoura Rd), 167 (Plummer St-Coldwater Canyon Av), 183 (Magnolia Bl), 218 (Laurel Canyon Bl), 222 (Hollywood Wy), 236 (Balboa Bl), 242-243 (Tampa Av-Winnetka Av), 244 (De Soto Av), 245 (Topanga Canyon Bl).

The Metro Red and Purple lines will operate larger trains with 10-minute frequencies throughout the weekend.

The Metro Green Line will operate with 10-minute frequencies throughout the weekend and with longer trains during early morning and late night periods. Longer Blue and Gold Line trains will also be in operation throughout early morning and late night periods.

For the LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid soccer match on Saturday evening, extra service will operate before and after the game on:

  • Lines 204 & 754 (Vermont) between Wilshire/Vermont Station and Vermont/ML King Jr.
  • Line 81 (Figueroa) between 7th/Hill (near 7th St/Metro Center) and Figueroa/ML King Jr. 
  •  Fans from the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood or Westside should travel via Metro Red/Purple Lines to Wilshire/Vermont, then transfer to Line 754 Southbound on Vermont Av (in front of Shell gas station).
  • Fans traveling through Downtown LA should travel via Metro Red/Purple Lines to 7th St/Metro Center, then walk to Line 81 Southbound at Hill/7th or Flower/8th (in front of Subway restaurant).
  • Regularly scheduled service will be in place on all other lines in the area, including Metro Silver Line. All lines around the Coliseum are subject to traffic related delays associated with the event.

Metro staff and volunteers will be placed throughout the system at key locations to assist customers this weekend.

Metrolink is adding to its regularly-scheduled weekend service with seven round-trips on the Ventura County Line and nine additional trips on the Antelope Valley Line. Metrolink will also begin offering a $10 Weekend Pass beginning July 1, good for unlimited rides on Metrolink trains from Friday night at 7pm through Sunday night at 11:59pm. For more information, go to metrolinktrains.com.

Amtrak is offering $3 fares (50% off the regular (full) adult rail fare). This offer is valid for sale from July 12, 2011 thru July 17, 2011 and is valid for travel from July 15, 2011 thru July 17, 2011. Up to 2 children ages 2-15 may accompany each adult for $1.50. This offer is valid for travel on the Pacific Surfliner only and is for coach travel between Los Angeles and Burbank-Bob Hope Airport only. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times. In addition to the discount restrictions; this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased. This offer is not combinable with any other discount offer. Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted. Other restrictions may apply. Please refer to discount code x563. Amtrak and Pacific Surfliner are registered service marks of the national railroad passenger corporation.

Service changes are being made to the Summer Beach Bus operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. For information, go to http://ladpw.org/PDD/beach_bus/index.cfm.

Free fares are being offered on the following Metro bus and Metro Rail lines on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

Line Route
2 Downtown LA-Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl
4 Downtown LA-West Hollywood-Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl
20 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl
33 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Venice Bl
150 Canoga Park-Universal Ciy Station via Ventura Bl
152 Woodland Hills-North Hollywood Station via Fallbrook Av
155 Sherman Oaks-Burbank Station via Riverside Dr, Olive Av
156 Van Nuys-Hollywood-Panorama City-Chatsworth Station-Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St
158  Woodman Av
161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center-Warner Center
183 Sherman Oaks-Glendale Station via San Fernando Road
224 Lankershim Bl
230 Sylmar Station - Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl
233 Lake View Terrace-Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl
234 Mission College-Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl, Brand Bls
236 Sylmar Station-Encino via Glenoaks Bl, Balboa Bl
240 Northridge via Reseda Bl
242 Porter Ranch-Woodland Hills via Tampa Av
243 Porter Ranch - Woodland Hills via Winnetka Av
244 Chatsworth Station-Woodland Hills via De Soto Av
245 Topanga Canyon Bl
656 Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl
704 Metro Rapid Santa Monica
720 Metro Rapid Wilshire
733 Metro Rapid Venice
761 Metro Rapid Van Nuys-Westwood (Note: buses will be using Sepulveda Bl between Ventura Bl and Getty Center Dr. Expect extended travel times between Sherman Oaks and Westwood).
Metro Orange Line
Metro Red/Purple Line 

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