Service Alerts

Routes 14 & 15: 5 new stops now open!

We're happy to announce that five new stops are now open on Routes 14 & 15 at the following locations:

Route 14

To Playa Vista

  • Centinela & Short (southbound)
Route 15

To West Los Angeles

  • Barrington & Gorham (southbound)
  • Barrington & Wilshire (southbound)
  • Barrington & Texas (southbound)
To Brentwood
  • Barrington & San Vicente (northbound)

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Around Santa Monica: 7 stops closing 9/8

The following stops will be out of service for construction starting Tuesday, September 8 through Monday, October 5.

  • Santa Monica & 22nd (eastbound) - Route 1. Please use 24th or 20th.
  • Santa Monica & 22nd (westbound) - Route 1. Please use 20th or 24th.
  • Montana & 24th (eastbound) - Route 3M. Please use 22nd or 26th.
  • 4th & Marguerita (northbound) - Routes 4 & 9. Please use Alta or Georgina.
  • 4th & Marguerita (southbound) - Routes 4 & 9. Please use Georgina or Alta.
  • 4th & Washington (northbound) - Routes 4 & 9. Please use California or Washington.
  • 4th & Washington (southbound) - Routes 4 & 9. Please use Idaho or California.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Around Santa Monica: 1 Stop Reopening 9/2, 5 Stops Reopening 9/7

We are pleased to report that the following stop will officially resume service today by close of business:

  • Pico & 4th (eastbound) - Routes 3 & 7.

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the following stops on Monday, September 7 by close of business:

  • Pico & 17th (westbound) - Route 7.
  • Santa Monica & 17th St (eastbound) - Rapid 10.
  • Lincoln & Marine (northbound) - Route 3.
  • Lincoln & Navy (southbound) - Route 3.
  • Ocean Park & 28th (eastbound) - Routes 8 & 44.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Around Santa Monica: 8 stops are now open

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the following stops.

  • Main & Bay (northbound): Routes 1 & 8.
  • Main & Bay (southbound) : Routes 1 & 8.
  • Main & Hill (northbound): Route 1.
  • Ocean Park & Main (westbound): Route 8.
  • Ocean Park & Lincoln (westbound): Route 8.
  • Lincoln & Pearl (northbound): Route 3.
  • 4th and Pico (northbound): Routes 2 & 3.
  • Pico & 16th (eastbound): Routes 7 & 44.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 2: Stops on Wilshire Blvd. at Federal Ave. temporarily closed 8/26-9/14

Due to construction, the Route 2 stops on Wilshire Blvd. at Federal Ave. (both directions) will be closed from Monday August 26th until Monday September 14th.

Please use Wilshire Blvd. at Bonsall Ave. or Wilshire Blvd. at Barrington Ave.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Around Santa Monica: 4 stops closed 8/11 through 9/7

Due to Bus Stop Improvement Project construction, four more stops will be closing beginning Tuesday, August 11th through Monday, September 7th:

  • Santa Monica & 17th (eastbound): Rapid 10 customers, please use 14th or 20th.
  • Lincoln & Marine (northbound): Route 3 customers, please use Rose or Ashland.
  • Lincoln & Navy (southbound): Route 3 customers, please use Ashland or Rose.
  • Ocean Park & 28th (eastbound): Route 8 and 44 customers, please use 25th or 31st.

Note that Pico & 17th (westbound) will be rebuilt 100' west of the current location, but the current stop will remain open during construction.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Routes 8, 12, and Rapid 12: Stop closure on Westwood at Ashby

The northbound stop on Westwood Blvd. at Ashby Ave. has been closed until further notice. Route 8, 12, and Rapid 12 riders, please use the temporary stop located on Westwood Blvd. at Exposition Blvd. (Northbound)

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Expo Line Train Testing in Santa Monica

Expo Line extension train testing will extend into Santa Monica beginning July 16th and will continue for several months. Testing activities will take place between 8am-5pm Monday - Friday. Please observe all safety tips such as:

  • Obeying all warning signs and traffic signals when crossing tracks
  • Always looking both ways before crossing any street
  • Never walking on railroad tracks
  • Watching for trains from both directions
  • Using crosswalks
  • Do not jaywalk across the tracks

For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/1Oea6Ff

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 3: Stop on Manchester at Emerson (westbound) temporarily moved

Due to construction, Route 3 stop on Manchester Blvd. at Emerson Ave. (westbound) has been temporarily moved across the street next to the Fire Station until further notice.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Routes 1 & 8: Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. stop closure

Due to the Colorado Esplanade construction, Routes 1 and 8 (to Santa Monica only) will not serve the northbound stop on Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. A temporary stop has been opened 250' feet to the south on Ocean Ave. at Moomat Ahiko Way. The stop closure is expected to last until March 2016.

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

Route 2: Long-term detour near Colorado Ave. & 4th St.

Route 2 will be on a long-term detour due to the permanent closure of the eastbound lanes on Colorado Ave. between 4th St. and Ocean Ave. Our operators will serve any already existing Big Blue Bus stops along the detour route that are not closed for construction.

Route 2 to Santa Monica

Regular route to 4th St. at Santa Monica Place, then buses will detour and continue on 4th St., turn left on Olympic Dr., right on Lincoln Blvd., right on Pico Blvd., right on 4th and come to a final stop at 4th St. and Civic Center (northbound). The following bus stops will be missed:

  • Main St. at City Hall (southbound); instead use stop on 4th St. at Pico Blvd. (northbound).
Stops available:
  • Broadway at 4th St. (westbound)
  • 4th St. & Santa Monica Place (southbound)
  • 4th St. & Civic Center (northbound)

Route 2 to UCLA
No impacts to route.
Last Update: 8/25/2015

Route 2 long term detour

For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

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