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Metro will Make Bus Service Changes/Enhancements in Support of Physical Distancing

Friday June 19, 2020

As part of Metro’s bus recovery plan due to COVID-19, effective Sunday, June 21, Metro will make additional bus service changes and enhancements to further support physical distancing during the pandemic.

Metro will add bus trips to 95 of the lines currently running daily and increase the frequencies on selected heavily used bus lines. In addition, Metro will adjust running times based on faster current speeds due to reduced traffic conditions and will continue to use larger, 60-foot articulated buses on all trips on selected lines to the extent possible in support of social distancing. All other lines will retain the current Enhanced-Sunday schedule during the week.

To assist with physical distancing, all Metro bus riders must board and exit through rear doors only. The front door will remain available to wheelchair riders and those who need the wheelchair ramp. Metro is also requiring all riders to wear face coverings and Metro bus operators will continue to use the transparent protective barrier that helps isolate them. Riders are not expected to use the fare box or TAP validator at the front of the bus but are reminded to always be in possession of fare during travel.

More Weekday Service: Lines 2, 4, 10-48, 14-37, 16-17, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 35-38, 40, 45, 51-52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 70, 76, 78-79, 81, 105, 108, 110, 111, 115, 117, 120, 125, 130, 152, 154, 161, 162-163, 164, 165, 166, 180, 183, 200, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 212, 224, 232, 233, 234, 246, 251, 260, 266, 344, 460, 534, 603, 720, 745, 754, G Line (Orange), J Line (Silver) 910/950

More Saturday Service: Lines 2, 4, 14-37, 16-17, 18, 20, 30, 33, 51-52, 60, 66, 70, 81, 94, 105, 115, 117, 150, 152, 161, 162-163, 164, 165, 183, 204, 207, 210, 212, 224, 233, 234, 251, 460, 534, 603, 720, 754, G Line (Orange).

More Sunday/Holiday Service: Lines 2, 4, 14-37, 16-17, 18, 20, 30, 33, 51-52, 70, 81, 115, 150, 152, 165, 210, 224, 233, 234, 251, 534, 720

Reduced Weekday Service: Lines 68, 150, 601, 705, 710, 728, 734, 740, 744, 750, 751, 757, 760, 762, 770, 780 in line with reduced ridership.

Reduced Saturday Service: Lines 68, 601 and reduced Sunday/Holiday Service on Lines 68, 601.

Route adjustments will be made on the following lines:

•Line 90 will operate full line weekdays between Downtown LA and Sylmar (Olive View Medical Center).

•Line 234 will operate short line to Sepulveda/Ventura during weekdays before 9pm when Line 734 is in full line operation to Expo/Sepulveda Station.

•Line 237 will operate full line weekdays to Sepulveda/Rinaldi.

•Lines 244, 245 will operate full lines weekdays between Chatsworth Station - Topanga Canyon/Ventura.

•Line 744 will operate both the Van Nuys and Reseda sections weekdays.

No Service will be provided on the following:

•Line 106: Use Lines 30, 68, 605 or 770.

•Line 177: This service will restart operations based on guidance from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on their return to on-site work.

•Line 442: Use Line 115 or C Line (Green) to J Line (Silver) 910/950 instead.
 
•Line 456: Use A Line (Blue) instead.

•Line 788: Service will be suspended on this line; use Line 734 instead.
 
•Limited Lines in the 300-number series (except Line 344): service remains suspended with local service still available.

Saturday service will still not be operated on Lines 242, 243, 244, 254, 710, 740, 760, 770 that operated Saturdays (but not Sundays) prior to April 2020.

Larger, articulated buses will continue to operate on selected/all trips on Lines 4, 45, 108, 111, 745 and J Line (Silver) 910/950 in support of social distancing.

All other lines will remain the same schedule with Sunday service all week. There are no changes to the schedules for Metro Rail. A further service change is likely mid-August for the start of the school year. For detailed schedules or plan your trip, please visit www.metro.net.

About Metro
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