Certain Metro buses will have new routes and stops starting on Sunday, June 24 with the majority of changes taking place at the Warner Center Transit Hub in Los Angeles.
The Orange Line stop at Warner Center will be discontinued. A new Warner Center Shuttle, Line 601, will travel between Canoga Station and Kaiser Hospital via Westfield Topanga/The Village and the Warner Center business park.
“We do these changes twice a year in January and June,” said Rick Jager, Metro’s media relations officer. “We take feedback from five service councils who hold public hearings in their areas.”
Connections from other bus lines to the Orange Line at the Warner Center stop and Oxnard and Owensmouth stop will be relocated to the Canoga Station, a safer and more comfortable off-street transfer location, according to Metro. In addition, owl trips will be extended from the Reseda Station terminal west to Canoga Station.
The new Warner Center shuttle will have 10 new stops and will operate every 10 minutes throughout the day, seven days a week.
Lines 150, 161, 164, 245, 750, and 169 – These lines will be extended to the Canoga Station to maintain connections with the Orange Line, and streamlined to provide faster and more intuitive routing to and from the Warner Center area.
Minor service adjustments
Line 45 – Service will be shortened to two late night northbound trips and four southbound trips to San Pedro and Rosecrans. This change will complete similar changes implemented in December 2017. Replacement service will be provided by Line 246 that now operates 24-hours a day.
Line 60 – To reduce turns, the route will be been modified in downtown L.A. on westbound 7th Street, extending the route to Figueroa Street.
Line 177 – To improve spacing between spots and provide a new connection to Pasadena via Transit Line 20 and Metro Line 258, a stop will be added at Lake Avenue at California Boulevard. A nearby stop on California Boulevard at Wilson Avenue will be discontinued.
Line 206 – A layover (where the bus driver takes a break) will be relocated to Vermont Avenue and 120th Street to improve parking access on the 105 Freeway bridge at the Vermont Station.
Line 605 – A turnaround loop will be modified at the southern terminal at Grand Vista Avenue and Olympic Boulevard to provide improved on-time performance and recovery time at the USC Medical Center northern terminal.
Line 745 – A Rapid stop will be added at Adams and Venice Boulevards to match other north/south Rapid lines and improve access to nearby USC.
Line 720 – A modified turnaround loop will be added in downtown Santa Monica to reduce turns and improve on-time performance.
Line 754 – Patrons will be able to board all-doors with a valid TAP Card.
Norwalk Transit Center – Bay assignments will be renumbered to improve Line 111’s on-time performance by discontinuing the bus from circling the station twice before stopping.
Line 215 – Due to increased traffic conditions, the stop on eastbound Manchester Boulevard on the far side of Market Street will be discontinued. Access to the bus line will be provided by a nearby stop on Manchester Boulevard at Grevillea Avenue.
Line 264 – Due to accessibility, safety and stop spacing issues, the stop at New York Drive at Pepper Drive will be eliminated in conjunction with City of Pasadena street improvements.
Construction-related route changes
Lines 4/704/14/16 – Due to completion of the Santa Monica Boulevard repaving project in Beverly Hills, bus routes that are detoured will return to its regular route on the boulevard.
Line 14 – To accommodate the Metro Purple Line Extension construction in Beverly Hills, a long-term route change will begin at the intersection of Beverly Drive and Wilshire Boulevard.
Lines 37, 38, 55 and 355 – These lines will be detoured for six months due to sidewalk pedestrian improvements along Grand Avenue and Hill Street that are being implemented by Los Angeles Trade-Tech College.
Line 102 – The westbound route will be moved from Jenny Avenue to Airport Boulevard due to LAWA closing Jenny Avenue for the People Mover construction.
Line 115 – Due to a long term sewer main project conducted by LADOT, westbound service in Playa del Rey south will be rerouted to a new layover on Culver Boulevard at Vista Del Mar.