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Service Changes

New Schedules start December 15, 2019

The following minor route changes and service modifications will improve connectivity, passenger convenience, and expand service.

94 & 794 – Due to the recent completion of the Empire Interchange Project in the City of Burbank, Lines 94 and 794 will revert to their original route which continues on Empire Av and serves a segment of San Fernando Bl. The new, more direct route, may also provide travel time improvements.

154 & 164 The Burbank Bl bridge over the I-5 Freeway will be closed for reconstruction beginning early 2020. When the closure begins, Lines 154 and 165 will be rerouted down Victory Pl – Magnolia Av and resume their regular routes on First St. New stops will be placed along the detour route.

165 Due to the recent completion of the Empire Interchange Project in the City of Burbank, Line 165 will revert to its original route which continues on Empire Av and serves a segment of San Fernando Bl. The new, more direct route, may also provide travel time improvements.

456 Bus service will continue to operate between 7th/Metro Center station and Long Beach Station making stops at Pico Station, LATTC/Ortho Institute Station, Wardlow Station, Willow Station, and all of the Downtown Long Beach A Line stations. The new service will operate 4 trips in the AM every 30 minutes starting at 6am from Downtown Long Beach and 4 trips in the PM every 30 minutes starting at 4:15pm from Downtown Los Angeles. Fare will be $2.50.

Metro Bus

Metro Timetables are in PDF format and are subject to change without notice. NOTE: Only schedules listed are being updated on December 15, 2019. If your schedule is NOT listed, visit our Timetables section or use the Trip Planner .

Line 2/302 Metro Local and Limited - Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Westwood via Santa Monica Bl via Sunset Bl
Line 4 Metro Local - Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl & Sunset Bl
Line 14 Metro Local - Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Beverly Hills via Beverly Bl
Lines 16/17/316 Metro Local and Limited -- Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Century City/Culver City Station via 3rd St, Robertson Bl
Line 18 Metro Local - Eastbound to Downtown LA/Montebello Westbound to Downtown LA/Wilshire/Western Station via 6th St and Whittier Bl
Line 30/330 Metro Local and Late Night - Eastbound to Downtown LA/East Los Angeles Westbound to Downtown LA/West Hollywood via San Vicente Bl, Pico Bl & East 1st St
Line 37 Metro Local - Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Washington/Fairfax via Adams Bl
Line 40 Metro Local - Northbound to Downtown LA Southbound to South Bay Galleria via King Bl & Hawthorne Bl
Line 45 Metro Local - Northbound to Downtown LA/Lincoln Heights - Southbound to Downtown LA/Rosewood via Broadway
Lines 51/52/352 Metro Local and Limited - Northbound to Wilshire Center - Southbound to M.L. King Jr Transit Center/Compton Station - Harbor Gateway Transit Center via Avalon Bl
Line 53 Metro Local - Northbound to Downtown LA Southbound to CSU Dominguez Hills via Central Av
Line 60 Metro Local - Northbound to Downtown LA - Southbound to Artesia Station (Owl Service to Downtown Long Beach) via Long Beach Bl
Line 62 Metro Local - Northbound to Downtown LA Southbound to Hawaiian Gardens via Telegraph Rd
Line 66 Metro Local - Eastbound to Downtown LA/Montebello Westbound to Downtown LA/Wilshire Ctr via 8th St & Olympic Bl
Line 68 Metro Local - Eastbound to Montebello Westbound to Downtown Los Angeles via Cesar E. Chavez Av
Lines 78, 79, 378 Metro Local and Limited - Eastbound to Arcadia - Westbound to Downtown LA via Mission Rd, Las Tunas Dr, Huntington Dr
Line 81 Metro Local - Northbound to Eagle Rock Southbound to Downtown LA/Harbor Fwy Station via Figueroa St
Line 92 Metro Local - Northbound to Sylmar Southbound to Downtown LA via Glendale Bl, Brand Bl, Glenoaks Bl
Lines 94/794 Metro Local - Sun Valley - Downtown L A, Metro Rapid - Sylmar Station - Downtown LA via San Fernando Rd
Lines 102 Metro Local - Eastbound to South Gate Westbound to LAX City Bus Center via La Tijera Bl-Exposition Bl
Line 105/705 Metro Local - Vernon - West Hollywood and Metro Rapid - Vernon - West Hollywood via La Cienega Bl & Vernon Av
Line 108-358 Metro Local & Limited - Eastbound to Pico Rivera Westbound to Marina del Rey via Slauson Av
Line 110 Metro Local - Eastbound to Bell Gardens Westbound to Playa Vista via Jefferson Bl - Gage Av
Line 117 Metro Local - Eastbound to Downey Westbound to LAX City Bus Center via Century Bl & Imperial Hwy
Line 120 Metro Local - Eastbound to Whittwood Town Center Westbound to Aviation/LAX Station via Imperial Hwy
Line 125 Metro Local - Eastbound to Norwalk Station Westbound to El Segundo via Rosecrans Av
Line 127 Metro Local - Eastbound - Northbound to Downey - Westbound - Southbound to Compton via Compton Bl & Somerset Bl
Lines 150/240 Metro Local - Eastbound to Studio City - Westbound to Canoga Park, Northridge via Ventura Bl & Reseda Bl
Lines 152/353 Metro Local and Limited - Westbound to Woodland Hills - Eastbound to North Hollywood via Fallbrook Av, Roscoe Bl , Vineland Av, Lankershim Bl
Line 155 Metro Local - Eastbound to Burbank - Westbound to Sherman Oaks via Riverside Dr, Olive Av
Line 158 Metro Local - Eastbound to Sherman Oaks - Westbound to Chatsworth via Devonshire St, Woodman Av
Line 161 Metro Local - Eastbound to Canoga Station - Westbound to Thousand Oaks via Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas
Line 162/163 Metro Local - Eastbound to Sun Valley, No. Hollywood - Westbound to West Hills via Sherman Way, Lankershim Bl
Line 164 Metro Local - Eastbound to Burbank - Westbound to West Hills via Victory Bl
Line 165 Metro Local - Eastbound to Burbank - Westbound to West Hills via Vanowen St
Lines 166-364 Metro Local and Limited - Eastbound to Sun Valley - Westbound to Chatsworth via Nordhoff St and Osborne St
Line 169 Metro Local - Eastbound to Burbank Westbound to Canoga Station via Saticoy St and Valley Circle Bl
Line 183 Metro Local - Eastbound to Glendale Westbound to Sherman Oaks via Magnolia Bl
Line 204 Metro Local - Northbound to Hollywood - Southbound to Athens via Vermont Av
Line 206 Metro Local - Northbound to Hollywood - Southbound to Athens via Normandie Av
Line 207 Metro Local - Northbound to Hollywood - Southbound to Athens via Western Av
Line 211-215 Metro Local - Northbound to Inglewood - Southbond to Redondo Beach via Prairie Av, Inglewood Av
Lines 212-312 Metro Local and Limited - Northbound to Hollywood/Vine Station - Southbound to Hawthorne/ Lennox Station via La Brea Av
Line 222 Metro Local - Northbound to Sunland - Southbound to Hollywood via Hollywood Way, Barham Bl & Cahuenga Bl
Line 224 Metro Local - Northbound to Sylmar - Southbound to Studio City via San Fernando Rd, Lankershim Bl
Line 233 Metro Local - Northbound to Lakeview Terrace Southbound to Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl
Lines 234-734 Metro Local - Sylmar Station - Westwood, Metro Rapid - Sylmar Station - West Los Angeles via Sepulveda Bl
Line 239 Metro Local - Northbound to Sylmar - Southbound to Encino via Zelzah Av, White Oak Av
Line 246 Metro Local - Northbound to Harbor Gateway Transit Center Southbound to San Pedro via Avalon Bl.
Lines 251/751 Metro Local - Cypress Park – Long Beach Bl Station, Metro Rapid - Cypress Park – Huntington Park via Soto St
Line 258 Metro Local - Northbound to Altadena Southbound to Paramount via Fremont Av, Eastern Av & Lake Av
Lines 260/762 Metro Local - Altadena – Artesia Station - Metro Rapid - Pasadena – Artesia Station via Fair Oaks Av & Atlantic Bl
Line 265 Metro Local - Northbound to Pico Rivera Southbound to Lakewood Center Mall via Paramount Bl
Line 344 Metro Limited - Northbound to Harbor Gateway Southbound to Palos Verdes via Hawthorne Bl
Line 442 Metro Express - Northbound to Downtown LA - Southbound to Hawthorne/Lennox Station via Manchester Av
Line 456 Metro Local and Express - Northbound to Downtown Los Angeles - Southbound to Downtown Long Beach via I-110, I-405 and Pacific Av
Lines 460 Metro Local and Express - Northbound to Downtown Los Angeles Southbound to Disneyland via I-110 Fwy, I-105 Fwy
Line 501 Metro NoHo-Pasadena Express - Orange Line to Gold Line - Eastbound to Pasadena - Westbound to North Hollywood via SR-134 Freeway
Line 550 Metro Local - Northbound to Harbor Gateway Southbound to San Pedro via Harbor Transitway
Line 577 Metro Express - Northbound to El Monte Station - Southbound to Long Beach VA Med Center via I-605 Fwy
Line 601 Metro Shuttle - 601 Northbound to Canoga Station 601 Southbound to Kaiser Permanente via Owensmouth Av, Canoga Av, Burbank Bl
Line 603 Metro Local - Northbound to Glendale Galleria - Southbound to Grand/LATTC Station via San Fernando Rd, Rampart Bl & Hoover St
Line 665 Metro Local - Northound to Cal State LA Southbound to Indiana Station City Terrace Shuttle via Gage Av
Line 704 Metro Rapid - Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl
Line 720 Metro Rapid - Eastbound to Downtown LA/Commerce Westbound to Downtown LA/Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl & Whittier Bl
Line 728 Metro Rapid - Eastbound to Downtown Los Angeles Westbound to Century City via West Olympic Bl
Line 740 Metro Rapid - Northbound to Jefferson Park Southbound to South Bay Galleria via Crenshaw Bl & Hawthorne Bl
Line 744 Metro Rapid - Eastbound to Pacoima Westbound to Northridge via Reseda Bl, Ventura Bl & Van Nuys Bl
Line 745 Metro Rapid - Northbound to Downtown Los Angeles Southbound to Harbor Freeway Station via Broadway
Line 754 Metro Rapid - Northbound to Hollywood Southbound to Athens via Vermont Av
Line 757 Metro Rapid - Northbound to Hollywood Southbound to Crenshaw Station via Western Av
Line 760 Metro Rapid - Northbound to Downtown LA Southbound to Long Beach Bl Station via Long Beach Bl, Pacific Bl
Line 770 Metro Rapid - Eastbound to El Monte Station Westbound to Downtown LA via Garvey & Cesar E Chavez Avs
Line 780 Metro Rapid - Eastbound to Pasadena Westbound to Washington/Fairfax via Fairfax Av & Hollywood & Colorado Bls
Line 910 Metro Busway - 910 El Monte - Harbor Gateway, 950 El Monte - San Pedro

Every six months, typically in June and December, Metro Operations undergoes a service change program or “shakeup.” Bus schedules are adjusted to accommodate ridership demands and improve connections between Metro Bus, Metro Rail and other transit services throughout the region. Metro’s online trip planning info in the Metro Trip Planner, Google Transit and Bing Maps is updated as part of the cycle.

Metro Service Planning, Scheduling & Development staff develops and evaluates each service change program based on input from patrons, employees, studies, local operator requests, and performance monitoring results in accordance with Transit Service Policy guidelines

The evaluation process includes a formal public review of the proposals, a technical evaluation of ridership and resource impacts based on established service guidelines and standards, environmental considerations, and coordination with key stakeholders in the regional bus system.

Federal guidelines and Metro policy require that a public hearing be held when major service changes to the bus and rail system are considered. Metro conducts outreach to notify the public of the upcoming changes, conducts ride-a-longs on impacted lines, convenes public hearings, and surveys riders for public comment. Proposed service change information is also made available onboard Metro buses and trains, and on a dedicated web page .

Once a program is reviewed and approved by the Service Councils and then the Board of Directors , the proposed service changes go into effect, and new public timetables and bus operator work assignments are developed.


Annual Activity Timeline Public Process Service Planning Activities
May November/December Preview of proposed service changes, public hearing date determined Finalize service change proposals for public hearings
June January Public hearings advertised Conduct Title VI Review
July February Service Councils convene public hearings Receive public comments
August March Service Councils vote on proposals Finalize program
September April Report with Council recommendations submitted to Metro Board Prepare Board presentation of recommended changes
October/November May Present Board-approved changes to Service Councils Program Approval
Develop New Service Schedules
December June Shakeup – New schedules implemented Print Public Time Tables and Operator Assignments

Begin planning process for next schedule cycle

Federal guidelines and MTA policy require that a public hearing be held when major service changes to the bus system are considered.

Major service changes are defined as:

  • A change of 25% or more in the transit route miles.
  • A change of 25% or more in the revenue vehicle miles.
  • A new transit route is proposed.
  • Standard seasonal variations in transit service are exempt from public hearing requirements unless the number, timing and type of service changes meet specific criteria.
  • Emergency service changes may be instituted for 180 days or less without prior notification. A public hearing must be held during that time if the emergency service is to remain in effect for more than 180 days.
  • A change is not considered to be major if the service is replaced without interruption at a level that would not otherwise constitute a major change.

Public hearing Process

Metro’s Service Councils by-laws require that they convene public hearings to gather public comment on major service changesand that they make recommendations to approve, modify, or deny the proposed changes. Their recommendations are then forwarded to the Metro Board of Directors for approval.

The process begins when Metro Service Planning staff present the proposed service change program to the Service Councils. The Service Councils then set dates, times and locations for public hearings to be held in each region where changes are proposed. If the proposed changes affect more three or more regions, an additional hearing is held at a central location on a Saturday (usually at Metro’s downtown headquarters).

After the hearing details are established, a Notice of Public Hearing is published in regional newspapers a minimum of 30 days in advance of the hearings. Brochures are also developed that include the times, dates, and locations of the hearings, the line numbers, names and route changes proposed, and information on how the public can submit their comments s via email, mail, or fax. The brochures are then distributed at key transportation centers, bus and rail stations, and on Metro buses and trains up to one month before the public hearing is held.

At each public hearing, a detailed presentation of the proposed changes is provided, then public comments are accepted on the proposals. The public hearing is adjourned when all comments have been received.

Subsequent to each hearing, Service Planning staff reviews all comments, and summarizes them in a report with their final service change recommendations. The report is then presented to each Service Council for consideration. The Service Councils then vote to approve, modify, or deny the proposed service changes; their actions are then be summarized and presented to the Metro Board of Directors who then approves the Service Council recommendations or an alternate service change plan.