August 12, 2021 10:00 a.m.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Big Blue Bus (BBB) launches a new express service – Express 7, which offers limited stop service to key destinations such as Downtown Santa Monica and Santa Monica College Main Campus and connects to the E Line and D. . by Metro Rail offers line.
The Express 7 service starts on Monday, August 16, 2021, and the buses only run on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every 20 minutes throughout the day.
Customers can board the Express 7 at one of the following stops between Downtown Santa Monica and the Wilshire / Western Station D Line:
- 7th St. & Olympic Boulevard.
- 4th St. & Colorado Avenue (Downtown Santa Monica E Line)
- Pico Boulevard. & 18th St. (Santa Monica College Main Campus)
- Pico Boulevard. & Sepulveda Blvd. (Sepulveda station E-Linie)
- Pico Boulevard. & San Vicente Boulevard. (Rimpau Terminal)
- Pico Boulevard. & Crenshaw Blvd.
- Wilshire Boulevard. & Western Boulevard. (Wilshire / Western Station D-Line)
In combination, Line 7, Rapid 7 and the new Express 7 from Big Blue Bus will run customers every 10 minutes along the Pico Boulevard corridor on weekdays.
“Having more frequent, reliable, and safe public transportation is critical to both our region’s economic recovery and reducing traffic congestion, which has returned to pre-pandemic levels,” said Ed King, director of the Santa Monica Department of Transportation . “We are introducing Express 7 to provide faster, sustainable and fairer access to jobs, education and other opportunities along the corridor.”
Big Blue Bus no longer accepts cash or tokens on board. Instead, customers can ride Express 7 for $ 1.00 when making contactless rate payments with a TAP card or cell phone ticket. Visit bigbluebus.com/contactless for more information.
To preview the new route and download the Express 7 timetable, visit bigbluebus.com/E7.
Via Big Blue Bus
Big Blue Bus operates a fleet of 189 vehicles that transport passengers daily over a service area of 58 square miles. The agency, recognized nationally for its longstanding commitment to a clean environment, added its first zero-emission bus in 2019. The rest of the fleet runs on other alternative fuels, including renewable natural gas (RNG), a form of liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG / CNG) that helps reduce emissions by up to 90 percent. Big Blue Bus has been operating in the Santa Monica and Los Angeles area since 1928 and has won numerous awards for marketing, customer service, safety and efficiency.