- Seniors - Tips
- Senior Safety Tips
- Senior Guide
- On the Move Riders Club
Declare independence from driving – Go Metro!
Metro offers seniors an affordable, convenient and safe means of travel throughout LA County. Go shopping, go to the doctor, visit friends or relatives, or just explore new places. And do all this while avoiding traffic or having to rely on someone else to give you a ride.
- Enjoy the easy, convenient and affordable way to get around.
- Shop, make appointments or run errands on your schedule.
- Explore LA’s attractions without the traffic.
- Take advantage of 35-cent off-peak senior fares.
Keep these safety tips in mind while riding Metro buses and Metro Rail.
Boarding The Bus
- Wait on the sidewalk away from the curb and don’t approach the bus until it comes to a complete stop.
- Use the handrails when boarding. If using a wheelchair or walker while boarding on a lift, be sure to hold the handrails on the lift – the lift could move suddenly once activated!
On The Bus
- Use the handholds while moving through the bus and take your seat promptly.
- Seats at the front of the bus are designated as priority seating for seniors and the disabled – please request other passengers give up those seats if they are occupied.
Leaving The Bus
- Get ready to exit well in advance of your stop so you don’t have to rush.
- Use the handrails when getting off the bus.
- Watch your step getting off, especially at night and in rainy weather.
Boarding The Train
- Stand back from the platform edge and wait from the train to stop before approaching the door.
- Wait for passengers to exit before you attempt to board.
- Watch out for the gap between the platform and the train.
On The Train
- Always use the handrails for stability once aboard the rail car and take a seat promptly – trains start and stop suddenly.
- Side-facing seats near the doors are designated as priority seating for seniors and the disabled – please request other passenger give up those seats if they are occupied.
Getting Off The Train
- Get ready to exit when your stop is approaching so you don’t have to rush.
- Again use the handrails when moving to the door – the train slows suddenly as it comes to a station.
- Watch your step as you exit the train.
Metro is one of the nation’s largest public transportation agencies. We can take you just about anywhere in LA County.
How to Plan Your Trip
To plan the route that’s best for you, use out Trip Planner at metro.net or call us toll-free at 323.GO.METRO.
Our buses travel most major streets in the county, offering different types of service. Metro Local routes stop about every two blocks and are painted orange (some are white with yellow stripes). Metro Rapid routes are faster, because they stop only at major intersections; they are painted red. Metro Express routes travel long distances on freeway and make very few stops.
Metro Orange Line
The Metro Orange Line is a bus-only transitway running across the San Fernando Valley between North Hollywood, Warner Center and Chatsworth. Vehicles on this line are painted silver and called Metro Liners; they stop at 18 stations, operating very much like Metro Rail trains. Many bus connections are available at each station.
The Metro Blue, Green, Red, Purple, Gold and Expo lines comprise Metro Rail. There are a total of 80 stations in the system, each offering many bus connections.
Many local cities operate additional bus services in their areas. Please note that these carriers have difference fare structures than Metro.
Most Metro bus and rail lines start running around 4am and keep running until about midnight. They are less frequent in the late evening and on weekends, so check the timetables at metro.net to be sure.
- Arrive at your stop or station early
- Stand back from the street or edge of the platform
- Check the bus headsign to make sure the approaching bus is the one you want to take
- Wave to the bus operator to stop
- Wait for exiting passengers to leave, then board
- Passengers requiring additional assistance may request the operator to lower the ramp or deploy the lift and/or ask for help in boarding and securing a seat on the bus
- Secure your personal belongings
- Please do not eat, drink, smoke or play loud music
- Be alert while traveling and report any unusual activities by calling 888.950.SAFE (7233)
- Please be ready to exit when you arrive at your stop
- Make sure you have your belongings with you and exit, if you are physically able to, using the rear door
Your friends can help you go places
On the Move Riders Club connects you to new friends who can teach you about going Metro. Learn from peers who know the ins and outs of getting around on public transportation – then take a test ride together. Club activities are tailored to each group, and can range from group sightseeing trips to one-on-one training for outings to the store, to the doctor or anywhere else you want to go.
On the Move Riders Club has groups throughout Los Angeles County. For more information or to start a club, contact On the Move Program Coordinator Lilly Ortiz at 213.922.2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See how these clubs transform and improve the lives of older adults in the video below.
|Alhambra Joslyn Adult Center
210 N. Chapel Av
Alhambra, CA 91801
|Altadena Senior Center
560 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, CA 91001
|Antelope Valley Senior Center
777 W. Jackman St
Lancaster, CA 93534
|Bernardi M/P Senior Center
6514 Sylmar Av
Van Nuys, CA 91401
|Burbank Joslyn Adult Center
1301 W. Olive Av
Burbank, CA 91506
|Cerritos Senior Center
12340 South St
Cerritos, CA 90703
|City of Commerce Senior Center
2555 Commerce Way
Commerce, CA 90040
|Claude Pepper Senior Center
1762 South La Cienega Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90035
|Culver City Senior Center
4095 Overland Av
Culver City, CA 90232
|Duarte Senior Center
1610 Huntington Dr
Duarte, CA 91010
|El Segundo Joslyn Center
339 Sheldon St
El Segundo, CA 90245
|Hawthorne Senior Center
3901 W. El Segundo Bl
Hawthorne, CA 90250
|Hermosa Beach Senior Center
710 Pier Av
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
|Irwindale Senior Center
16116 Arrow Hwy
Irwindale, CA 91706
|LA Gay and Lesbian Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90038
|Lawndale Senior Center
14717 S. Burin Av
Lawndale, CA 90260
|Long Beach Senior Center
1150 E. 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90802
|Manhattan Beach Senior Service Center
1400 Highland Av
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
|Montecito Heights Senior Center
Los Angeles, CA 90031
|Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly St
Pasadena, CA 91103
|The Pasadena Village
236 W. Mountain St, Suite 109A
Pasadena , CA 91103
|Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Dr
Montebello, CA 90640
|City of Redondo Beach
1922 Artesia Bl
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
50 E. Alegria Av
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
|Robert M. Wilkinson M/P Senior Center
8956 Val Alden Av
Northridge, CA 91324
|Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
5060 Van Nuys Bl
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
|South Pasadena Senior Center
1102 Oxley St
South Pasadena, CA 91030
|Willowbrook Senior Center
12915 Jarvis Av
Los Angeles, CA 90061