Service Alerts

Routes 3 & Rapid 3: Temporary stop relocation on Arizona at 5th 10/30

Due to the opening of the Santa Monica ice skating rink, the final stop for Route 3 and Rapid 3 currently located on Arizona Ave. at 5th St. (before the intersection) will be moved approximately 150 feet east, after the intersection (in front of the Mesriani Law Group) beginning Thursday, October 30 until Monday, January 19, 2015.Arizona and 5th

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

Route 3: Weekday trip departing at 5:15am from Green Line Aviation Station adjusted

Attention Route 3 customers: Weekday trips departing at 5:15am from the Green Line Aviation Station to Downtown Santa Monica will now depart two minutes later at 5:17am to allow for a more seamless transfer.

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

Routes 2 & 3M: Six week stop closure on Wilshire at Bonsall eastbound

Due to construction, Route 2 and 3M buses heading towards UCLA will not serve the stop on Wilshire Blvd. at Bonsall Ave. eastbound beginning Monday, October 20. The closure is expected to last approximately six weeks through November 17, 2014. During this time, please use temporary stop located directly west of the current stop.

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

Routes 3M, 5 & 8: Stop on 5th at Colorado closed

Attention Routes 3M, 5 & 8 riders: The stop located on 5th St. at Colorado northbound has been closed due to ongoing construction.

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

Route 3M: Westbound 7:18am trip adjusted to serve SAMOHI most weekdays

Route 3M customers: The westbound 7:18am trip from UCLA to Downtown Santa Monica will now terminate at Santa Monica High School (SAMOHI) instead of the 7th St. at Olympic Blvd. terminus.

The adjusted trip will ONLY occur on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays when school is in session. On these days, the 7:18am trip is scheduled to arrive at SAMOHI at 8:00am. This modification will assist students in getting to school before the 8:15am start time.

There will be NO Wednesday adjustments due to SAMOHI's late start schedule.

The 7:18am westbound trip will not serve the following stops:

  • Santa Monica Blvd. at 4th St. (eastbound)
  • Santa Monica Blvd. at 6th St. (eastbound)
  • 7th St. at Olympic Blvd. (southbound)

Instead of turning left from 4th St. onto Santa Monica Blvd. in downtown Santa Monica, the bus will continue south on 4th St. until it reaches SAMOHI. The following stops will be served instead:

  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Blvd.
  • 4th St. at Broadway
  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Place
  • 4th St. at Civic Center Drive
  • Pico Blvd. at 4th St. (eastbound)
Route 3M - 7:18AM Westbound Detour to Samohi High

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

Routes 2, 8 & Rapid 10: Detour in Downtown Santa Monica

Due to construction in Downtown Santa Monica, Routes 2, 8, and Rapid 10 will be on detour until further notice.

Route 2 Towards Santa Monica

Regular route to 4th St. at Broadway, then buses will detour and turn right on Broadway, left on Ocean Ave., left on Olympic Dr., right on Main St. and resume regular route.

The following bus stops will be missed:

  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Pl.; use alternate stop on 4th St. at Broadway.
  • Main St. at City Hall; use alternate stop on 4th St. at Civic Ctr.

Route 8 Towards UCLA

Regular route to Broadway at 2nd St., then buses will detour and continue on Broadway, turn left on Ocean Ave., left on Olympic Dr., right on Main St. and resume regular route.

The following bus stops will be missed:

  • 2nd St. at Colorado Ave.; use alternate stop on Broadway at 4th St.
  • Main St. at City Hall; use alternate stop on Main St. at Pico Blvd.

Rapid 10 Towards Santa Monica

Regular route to Broadway at 2nd St., then buses will detour and continue on Broadway, turn left on Ocean Ave., left on Olympic Dr., right on Main St., right on Pico Blvd. right on Ocean Ave. and come to final stop on Ocean Ave. at Pico Blvd.

The following bus stop will be missed:

  • 2nd St. at Broadway; use alternate stop on Broadway at 4th St.

Rapid 10 Towards Downtown Los Angeles

Service will begin at Ocean Ave. at Pico Blvd. and continue on Ocean Ave. via regular route.

The following bus stop will be missed:

  • 2nd St. at Broadway; use alternate stop on Ocean Ave. at Broadway.

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

Routes 2, 3, 4, 9, Rapid 3 & Rapid 20: Temp stop closure on 4th at Santa Monica Place

Due to construction at Santa Monica Place, the southbound stop on 4th St. and Santa Monica Place will be temporarily closed until further notice. During this time Route 2, 3, 4, 9, Rapid 3 and Rapid 20 customers can board/disembark on the southbound stop on 4th St. and Broadway.

Rapid 20 to Culver City Expo Station

Regular route to 4th St. and Santa Monica Blvd., then buses will detour and continue on Broadway, turn right on 2nd St., right on Santa Monica Blvd., right on 4th St., pick up customers at the temporary southbound stop on 4th St. and Broadway, and resume regular route.

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

Route 9: Temporary bus stop closure on Chautauqua at Borgos

Due to construction, Route 9 heading towards Pacific Palisades will not stop on Chautauqua Blvd. at Borgos Pl. until further notice. Please use alternate stop on Chautauqua Blvd. at Sunset Blvd.

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

Bus Stop Improvement Project stop closures (on-going)

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Big Blue Bus has begun the improvement of about 200 bus stops around the City of Santa Monica. This process is expected to take up to two years. You will find an up-to-date list of bus stop closures and reopenings here. We encourage you to subscribe to our project-specific service alerts so that you may receive updates for your convenience.

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