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L.A. Metro Makes 26 Additional Bus Lines Free for I-405 Closure July 16-17

There will be free rides on the Metro Orange, Red and Purple lines as well as on 26 bus lines via the Metro in areas most affected by the 405 shutdown.

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:

Line    Route

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. 

For additional information on Metro bus schedules, visit metro.net.  For more information or updates about the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, visit metro.net/I-405

JESS Kalinowsky Registered Voter July 14, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Best informative article yet! Congrats!

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