Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TheSource: Service changes include more evening service to CSUN, more trains to Azusa



The service changes go into effect this Sunday, June 26. The changes were approved by Metro’s Service Councils and overseen by the Metro Board of Directors. Among the changes:
•All Gold Line trains will now run the complete rail extension to the APU/Citrus College Station — instead of every other train running to the new Foothill Extension. Service during peak hours will be every seven minutes. New timetable
A view of the different buses serving CSUN.
A view of the different buses currently serving CSUN.
•Metro Rapid Line 744 will operate later service to better accommodate late-night class dismissals from CSUN. The last bus leaving Northridge will now be 10:20 p.m. on weeknights. New timetable
The route of the 744. Stop #11 is the transit center at CSUN. The campus is also served by other Metro buses. Click to see larger.
The route of the 744. Stop #11 is the transit center at CSUN. The campus is also served by other Metro buses. Click to see larger.
•Four new late-night trips have been added on Line 230 from the Sylmar Metrolink Station to Mission College. New timetable
•In conjunction with the extension of Expo Rail to Santa Monica, the new Metro Local Bus 17 replaces Line 220 on Robertson Boulevard and continues on 3rd Street to downtown L.A. Line 17 will operate as a branch of Line 16. Patrons along 3rd Street may board either Lines 16 or 17. New 16 and 17 timetables
•Metro is improving connections between Hollywood and Granada Hills by combining Lines 156 and 237 — which will  now be known as Metro 237. This will eliminate a transfer and service on Woodley Avenue will be improved. Late night 656 is unchanged. New 237 timetable
•Generally speaking, all Metro Rail lines will now be shifting to running trains every 20 minutes between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. depending on the line. Some of the lines were already running those schedules due to ongoing maintenance projects. Please see timetables for the individual lines. New rail timetables
For those looking for an outside perspective, Streetsblog LA has a post up on the service changes.
Other service changes going into effect on Sunday:
Line 220 has been combined with Line 16 to create new Line 17. Service starts in downtown L.A. following the routes of Line 16 and old Line 220, terminating at the Culver City Expo Station.
Discontinue Limited Stop Line 352 and replace with new Limited Stop Line 351. All existing limited stops on Line 352 will be served by the new Line 351. Line 51 operates more frequently than Line 52; therefore, a new Line 351 will benefit more riders with a faster service.
Replace the 1st Street route segment from Indiana Station to East L.A. College with new Line 106. This new line will also operate to County-USC Hospital and replace a large portion of Line 620. 
New Line 106 will operate as a replacement to a portion of Line 68 on East 1st Street, and a large portion of Line 620. Service will operate in both directions Monday through Friday.
Discontinue Line 311 limited stop service. All Line 311 trips are replaced by Line 111 trips, providing more service to all patrons on Florence Avenue.
Line 156 has been combined with Line 237 on Van Nuys Boulevard at the Orange Line, providing a new continuous line from Hollywood to Granada Hills. Line 156 has been renumbered to Line 237. Line 656 will continue to operate unchanged.
Line 190/194
Service on Lines 190 and 194 will now be operated by Foothill Transit. TAP cards loaded with Metro fare will be accepted on Foothill Transit buses during the first year of operation.
Line 220 is now a branch of Line 16, operating from downtown L.A. via 3rd Street to Cedar Sinai Medical Center, and then continuing down Robertson Boulevard to Culver City Expo Station. Line 220 has been renumbered to Line 17.
Line 236/237
Line 237 has been combined with Line 156 on Van Nuys Boulevard at the Orange Line, providing a new continuous line from Hollywood to Granada Hills. Line 156 has been renumbered to Line 237. Line 656 late night service will remain unchanged.
Line 246 in Wilmington will return to its regular route via Harry Bridges Boulevard and Avalon Boulevard and will no longer serve Figueroa Street between Harry Bridges and Anaheim Street, or Anaheim Street between Figueroa and Avalon Boulevard.
Line 258 will assume service of Line 485 (which will be cancelled) at Valley/Fremont providing a continuous line from Paramount to Pasadena/Altadena, also providing local service to the Cal State L.A. Transit Center. Service on Commonwealth/Main Streets in Alhambra has been discontinued, and patrons may transfer to Lines 78/378 for destinations on Main Streets.
Line 268 will now operate directly into the Sierra Madre Villa Metro Gold Line Station.
Line 270
Line 270 will now be operated by two transit providers. Norwalk Transit will operate the same route and stops from El Monte Station to Norwalk Green Line Station. The route portion from El Monte Station to Monrovia will be operated by Foothill Transit. TAP cards loaded with Metro fare will be accepted on Foothill and Norwalk Transit buses during the first year of operation.
Service from Downtown L.A. to Cal State L.A. has been discontinued; patrons may use the Silver Line. Service north of Cal State L.A. will be operated to Pasadena/Altadena by an extension of Line 258, which will be routed to serve the Cal State LA Transit Center.
Service will now begin at the Santa Monica Expo Station located on Colorado Avenue at 4th Street in downtown Santa Monica. For service east of Santa Monica, board the Expo Line.
Line 620 
Discontinue service on Cesar E. Chavez, Forest Avenue, Wabash Avenue, Evergreen Avenue, Mott Street, and 1st Street. Replacement service is provided by the current routes of Lines 3068, and 770. The remaining route of Line 620 will operate from the USC Medical Center, State Street, 1st Street, Boyle Avenue, Whittier Boulevard, Soto Street, 4th Street, Indiana Street, then continuing out 1st Street along the route of Line 68 to East L.A. College. The new service will be renumbered to Line 106 operating in both directions. Hours and days of operation will remain unchanged.
Service Improvements
Metro has improved service on the following lines: 7076266268770
Patsaouras Plaza Closure
The bus hub adjacent to the east portal area of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles will closed for construction from July 11 to October 10. During the closure, all vehicles including buses and shuttles that enter the plaza will be rerouted to a new pick-up/drop-off location.


(Source: http://thesource.metro.net/2016/06/21/service-changes-include-more-evening-service-to-csun-more-trains-to-azusa/)

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