28 Metro Rapid Lines Serve LA County
The Metro Rapid program debuted on Wilshire-Whittier (Metro Rapid Line 720) and Ventura Blvds. (Metro Rapid Line 750) in June 2000.
Additional lines were added as follows:
- Vermont and South Broadway Aves. (Vermont Metro Rapid Line 754 and South Broadway Metro Rapid Line 745, December 2002)
- Florence Ave. and Van Nuys Blvd. (Florence Metro Rapid Line 711 and Van Nuys Metro Rapid Line 761, June 2003)
- Crenshaw Blvd. (Crenshaw Metro Rapid Line 710, February 2004)
- Vernon-La Cienega Blvd. and Soto St. (Vernon-La Cienega Metro Rapid Line 705 and Soto Metro Rapid Line 751, June 2004)
- Hawthorne Blvd. and Hollywood-Pasadena (Hawthorne Metro Rapid Line 740 and Hollywood-Pasadena Metro Rapid Line 780, December 2004)
- Lincoln Blvd., Beverly Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. (Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Rapid 3 Line, Metro Rapid Line 714 and, Metro Rapid Line 717, June 2005)
Metro later combined Metro Rapid Lines 780 (Hollywood/Pasadena) and 717 (Fairfax Rapid) from the West Los Angeles Transit Center to Pasadena. The line has been renumbered Metro Rapid 780.
- Western Ave. (Metro Rapid Line 757, December, 2005)
- North Sepulveda Blvd. (Metro Rapid Line 734, June 2006)
- Reseda Blvd. (Metro Rapid Line 741, December, 2006)
Santa Monica and Long Beach Blvds. (Metro Rapid Line 704 and Metro Rapid Line 760, June, 2007)
Metro Rapid Express service also rolled out in June, 2007 with the Metro Rapid Line 920 serving Wilshire Blvd. Rapid Express operates during rush hours only, getting you there faster with even fewer stops.
- West Olympic Blvd. and Garvey-Chavez Ave. (Metro Rapid Line 728 and Metro Rapid Line 770, December, 2007)
- Manchester, San Fernando-Lankershim Blvd., Pico Blvd., Central Ave., Atlantic Blvd. and San Fernando South (Metro Rapid Line 715, San Fernando-Lankershim Metro Rapid Line 724, Metro Rapid Line 730, Metro Rapid Line 730, Metro Rapid Line 762, and Metro Rapid Line 794, June, 2008)
- Pico Blvd. and Central Ave. (Metro Rapid Line 730 and Metro Rapid Line 753, June, 2008)
- Pico Blvd. (Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Rapid 7, August 2008)
Metro later combined Metro Rapid Lines 724 (San Fernando–Lankershim) and 794 (San Fernando South) from the Sylmar Metrolink Station to downtown Los Angeles. The line has been renumbered to Metro Rapid Line 794 in June 2009.
- South Sepulveda Blvd. (Culver City Bus Rapid Line 6, January 2010)
- Venice Blvd. (Metro Rapid Line 733, June 2010)
For more information on Metro Rapid and Rapid Express call 323.GO.METRO or, to download a timetable, click on Timetables.
- Metro Rapid can speed you to your destination up to 20% faster than local bus service because:
- Metro Rapid gets priority. Each bus has special sensors that keep traffic lights green more often when Metro Rapid is coming. Less time waiting at red lights means fewer delays.
- Metro Rapid is frequent. Buses come as often as every 5-15 minutes during peak hours.
- Metro Rapid makes limited stops. They’re at most major intersections connecting with other transit services. Fewer stops mean shorter travel times.
- Best of all, there’s no extra cost! Metro Rapid has the same fare as all other Metro bus lines. It accepts your passes and tokens and you can transfer easily.