Metro and Metrolink have both bolstered their planned transit services during the closure weekend – July 16-17, 2011. Metro will provide free rides on the Metro Red/Purple Line subway, as well as on the Metro Orange Line and select bus lines during the closure weekend to further spur transit trips between the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles. Valley residents are encouraged to park at available park & ride lots at North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Sepulveda, Balboa, Reseda, Pierce College and Canoga Stations, that together offer more than 4,000 parking spaces, and ride Metro to reach their destinations. Walking, bicycling or taking transit to access stations is also encouraged.
The Metro Board gave the CEO authority to offer additional free fares on the Metro Bus and Rail system, particularly for Westside and other needed service areas.
Metro will also add a total of 61 buses to normal Saturday and Sunday schedules for eight major bus lines and up to 16 buses to protect late night and owl services serving key San Fernando Valley/Westside routes to accommodate increased travel times. Both the Metro Red and Purple Lines will operate weekday peak period service levels, or approximately every 10 minutes all weekend, with six and four car trains, respectively. The Metro Green Line will also run every 10 minutes 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.
Metrolink will supplement its current weekend schedule by offering seven round-trips on its Ventura County Line and nine additional trips on its Antelope Valley Line during the closure weekend. Metrolink will also offer its $10 Weekend Pass, which enables passengers to ride any Metrolink train, as many times as they would like between Friday night at 7pm and Sunday night at 11:50pm for one low rate.
More information on Metrolink service and affordable ticketing options can be found at metrolinktrains.com.
For additional information on Metro bus schedules, visit metro.net.
For more information about the 405 freeway closure visit metro.net/405.
2 Downtown LA – Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl
4 Downtown LA – W. Hollywood – Santa Monica via Santa MonicaBl
20 Downtown LA – Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl
33 Downtown LA – Santa Monica via Venice Bl
150 Canoga Park – Universal City Sta. via Ventura Bl
152 Woodland Hills – North Hollywood Sta. via Fallbrook Av
155 Sherman Oaks – Burbank Sta via Riverside Dr, Olive Av
156 Van Nuys – Hollywood – Panorama City
158 Chatsworth Sta. – Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St, Woodman Av
161 Thousand Oaks Transit Ctr. – Warner Center
183 Sherman Oaks – Glendale Sta. via Magnolia Bl
224 Sylmar Sta. – Universal City Sta. 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 Sta. – 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 Sta. – Woodland Hills via De Soto Av
245 Chatsworth Sta. – 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 & WhittierBl
733 Metro Rapid – Downtown Los Angeles/Santa Monica via VeniceBl
761 Metro Rapid Pacoima/Westwood via Van Nuys Bl & Sepulveda Bl
901 Orange Line
802/805 Red/Purple Lines