In addition to providing free rides on the Metro Orange, Red and Purple Lines, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that it will make 26 additional Metro Bus Lines free the weekend of July 16-17 when the for Mulholland Bridge demolition work.
Metro selected bus lines for free fares that operate on major Westside and San Fernando Valley streets in areas most affected by the closure. Free rides on the selected bus lines are intended to help mitigate congestion during the closure weekend. Free fares are being offered on the following Metro bus lines:
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 City 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
158 Chatsworth Station – Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St, Woodman Av
161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center-Warner Center
183 Sherman Oaks-Glendale Station via Magnolia Bl
224 Sylmar Station – Universal City Station via San Fernando Rd & Lankershim Bl
230 Mission College-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 Bl
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 Chatsworth Station – Woodland Hills via Topanga Canyon Bl
656 Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl
704 Metro Rapid – Downtown Los Angeles – Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl
720 Metro Rapid – Santa Monica/Commerce via Wilshire Bl & Whittier Bl
733 Metro Rapid - Downtown Los Angeles/Santa Monica via Venice Bl.
761 Metro Rapid Pacoima/Westwood via Van Nuys Bl & Sepulveda Bl.
Note: Buses will be using Sepulveda Boulevard between Ventura Boulevard and Getty Center Drive. Passengers should expect greatly extended travel times on this line between Sherman Oaks and Westwood due to anticipated traffic congestion).
Regular fares will apply for all other bus and rail lines during the closure weekend.
Metro has announced that it is also adding 61 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.
Service will be increased on 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. The Metro Red and Purple lines will operate larger trains with 10-minute frequencies throughout the weekend.
Metro will closely monitor traffic congestion on all routes in the I-405 construction area and will make needed adjustments to bus service based on the current traffic conditions. Transit patrons should, however, anticipate longer trip times to reach their destinations and plan accordingly.