Service Alerts

Route 3 & Rapid 3: Stop on Arizona and 5th temporarily closed

Due to construction, Arizona Ave. will be closed between 4th St. and 5th St. Route 3 and Rapid 3 buses traveling to Santa Monica will be on detour until further notice.

Route 3 and Rapid 3 to Santa Monica

Regular route to 4th St. and Santa Monica Blvd., then buses will detour and turn right on Santa Monica Blvd., right on 7th St. and come to a final stop at 7th St. and Olympic Blvd.

The following stop will not be served:

  • Arizona Ave. and 5th St. (eastbound)

Instead, disembark on:

  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Blvd. (northbound)

Route 3 and Rapid 3 to Green Line Aviation Station

Buses will begin service at 4th St. and Wilshire Blvd. and resume regular service to Green Line Aviation Station.

The following stop will not be served:

  • Arizona Ave. and 5th St. (eastbound)

Instead, board at:

  • 4th St. at Wilshire Blvd. (southbound)

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

Route 5: Stop on Wilshire at 6th temporarily closed

Due to construction, Route 5 heading toward the Expo Culver City Station will be on detour until further notice. Regular route to 4th St. at Arizona Ave., then buses will detour and continue onto 4th St., turn right on California Ave., right on 5th St., right on Wilshire Blvd., left on 4th St. and resume regular route. The following stop will not be served:

  • Wilshire Blvd. at 6th St. (eastbound)

Please use alternate stops located at:

  • 4th St. at Wilshire Blvd. (northbound)
  • 4th St. at Santa Monica Blvd. (southbound)

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

All Routes in SM: 7 Stops Closing for Construction 5/13

The following stops will be closed between May 13 and June 9th for bus stop construction. For more information, visit www.bigbluebus.com/bsip.

  • 4th & Broadway (northbound):
    • 2, 3, 3M, 4, 9: Use 4th & Colorado or 4th & Santa Monica
    • R20: Exit at 4th & Colorado instead.
  • 14th & Michigan (northbound) - Route 41: Use Pico or Olympic.
  • Arizona & 5th (eastbound):
    • Route 3 & R3 first stop: 4th & Wilshire (southbound).
    • Route 3 & R3 last stop: 4th & Santa Monica (northbound).
  • Lincoln & Washington (southbound) - Route 3: Use Idaho or California.
  • Pico & 14th (eastbound) - Route 7: Use Euclid or 16th.
  • Ocean Park & 28th (westbound) - Routes 6, 8, and 44: Use 25th or 31st.
  • Santa Monica & Cloverfield (eastbound) - Routes 1 & R10: Use 20th or 26th

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

Route 7: Temporary stop closure on Pico at Century Park East 5/9-30

Due to construction, Route 7 heading towards Santa Monica (westbound) will not service the stop on Pico Blvd. at Century Park East beginning Saturday, May 9 until Saturday, May 30. Please use alternate stops located at:

  • Pico Blvd. at Roxbury Dr. (westbound)
  • Pico Blvd. at Avenue of the Stars (westbound)

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

UPDATE: Routes 2, 3, R3, 4, 7, R7, 8, 9: Stops Reopening 5/22.

UPDATE: Opening Early

  • Ocean Park & 31st (westbound) - Route 8. Opening by close of business April 30th.

The following stops will be closed for bus stop construction in downtown and by Santa Monica College between April 27-May 22th (stops opening early!)

  • 14th & Pico (northbound): Board instead at Pearl & 14th or 14th & Pico (north side of street)
  • 17th & Pearl (northbound):
    • Route 41: Pearl & 16th; Last stop at Ocean Park & 17th.
    • Route 44: 1st Stop: Pearl & 16th; Last Stop: Ocean Park & 17th
  • Broadway & 6th (westbound):
    • Route 5: Broadway & Lincoln or 4th & Santa Monica (last stop).
    • Route 7 & Rapid 7 to Rimpau Terminal: Board instead at Broadway & 4th (westbound).
    • Rapid 20: Board instead at 4th & Santa Monica Place.
  • 4th & Santa Monica (southbound):
    • Routes 2, 3, Rapid 3, 4, & 9: Board instead at 4th & Wilshire or at 4th & Broadway
    • Route 5: Board instead at Wilshire & 6th or at Broadway & Lincoln
  • Ocean Park & 17th (eastbound): Board instead at 14th or 21st.
    View the interactive map here.

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

    Routes 1, 7, 8, & Rapid 7: Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. stop closure

    Due to the Colorado Esplanade construction, Routes 1, 7, 8 (to Santa Monica only) and Rapid 7 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

    UPDATE! Routes 2 & 8: Long-term detour near Colorado Ave. & 4th St.

    Routes 2 and 8 are 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 Broadway, then buses will detour and turn right on Broadway, left on Ocean Ave., left on Pico Blvd. and resume regular route. The following bus stops will be missed:

    • 4th St. at Santa Monica Place; instead use stop on 4th St. at Broadway (southbound).
    • Main St. at City Hall (southbound); instead use temp stop on Pico Blvd. at Main St. (eastbound)
    Additional stops you may use:
    • Broadway at 4th St. (westbound)
    • Broadway at 3rd Street Promenade (westbound)
    • Ocean Ave. at Broadway (southbound)
    • Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. (southbound)
    • Pico Blvd. at Main St. (eastbound)

    Route 2 to UCLA
    No impacts to route.

    Route 8 to UCLA

    Regular route to Broadway at 2nd St. then buses will detour and continue on Broadway to Ocean Ave., turn left on Ocean Ave., left on Pico Blvd., right on Main St., and resume regular route. The following bus stops will be missed:

    • 2nd St. at Colorado Ave. (southbound); instead use stop on Broadway at 4th St. (westbound)
    • Main St. at City Hall (southbound); instead use stop on Main St. at Bay St. (southbound)
    • Main St. at Pico Blvd. (southbound); instead use stop on Main St. at Bay St. (southbound)
    Additional stops you may use:
    • Broadway at 3rd Street Promenade (westbound)
    • Ocean Ave. at Broadway (southbound)
    • Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. (southbound)

    Route 8 to Santa Monica

    Regular route to Main St. at Pico Blvd., then buses will detour and turn left on Pico Blvd., right on Ocean Ave., right on Santa Monica Blvd., and resume regular route. The following bus stops will be missed:

    • Main St. at Pico Blvd. (northbound); instead use stop on Main St. at Bay St. (northbound)
    • Main St. at City Hall (northbound); instead use stop on Main St. at Bay St. (northbound)
    • 2nd St. at Broadway (northbound); instead use stop on Santa Monica Blvd. at 3rd St. (eastbound)
    • 2nd St. at Santa Monica Blvd. (northbound); instead use stop on Santa Monica Blvd. at 3rd St. (eastbound)
    Additional stops you may use:
    • Ocean Ave. at Pico Blvd. (northbound).
    • Ocean Ave. at Moomat Ahiko Way (northbound). Note: This is a temporary stop location while Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. is closed for BSIP construction.
    • Ocean Ave. at Broadway (northbound).
    Last Updated May 5, 2015
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    For assistance planning your trip, call Customer Service at 310-451-5444

    Route 7 and Rapid 7: Stop on Broadway at 6th temporarily closed

    Due to construction, the stop on Broadway at 6th St. will be temporarily closed. Route 7 and Rapid 7 will be on detour until further notice.

    Route 7 and Rapid 7 to Santa Monica

    Regular route to Santa Monica Blvd. at 6th St., then buses will detour and continue on Santa Monica Blvd., turn right on 7th St.

    The following bus stop will be missed:

    • Broadway at 6th St. (westbound)

    Instead, use disembark on:

    • Santa Monica Blvd. at 6th St. (eastbound)
    Route 7 and Rapid 7 to Rimpau Transit Center
    • No impacts.

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