Changes to LA Metro service begin Sunday – NBC Los Angeles

LA Metro will introduce a number of service improvements to its bus and train lines on Sunday, including realigning bus routes for easier access to key destinations and increasing the frequency of train stops.

According to Metro officials, the following lines will have additional trips on weekdays in December: 10, 14, 16, 55, 60, 66, 70, 94, 108, 125, 152, 165, 166, 230, 256, 602, 720 and 910

In addition, lines 256, 720 will have additional journeys on Saturdays and Sundays, and line 94 will have additional journeys on Sundays.

Some bus stops are being merged to improve bus travel times.

For metro rail services, the Blue, Green, Expo and Gold lines will be increased from 10 to 8 minutes during peak hours on weekdays.

More information – including certain route changes – can be found at

Earlier this month, Metro introduced bus priority lanes on a 1-mile portion of Grand Avenue and a 2.4-mile portion of Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles to expedite service for bus drivers.

The new lanes were created in collaboration with the city’s Department of Transportation to lead south on Grand Avenue from Hope Place to Pico Boulevard and north on Oliver Street from Pico Boulevard to Second Street.

They run as bus priority lanes on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with buses running up to every 60 seconds.

Metro surveyed more than 300 bus drivers in the corridor and found that 7 out of 10 had delays or reliability issues. 96 percent of the drivers surveyed said they would take the bus more often if Metro improved travel times, and nine in ten said they would take the route every day or week.

The changes are all part of the agency’s NextGen bus plan.

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