Service Alerts

Routes 2, 3, R3, 4, 7, R7, 8, 9: Stops Closed 4/27-5/26 for bus stop construction

The following stops will be closed for bus stop construction in downtown and by Santa Monica College between April 27-May 26th:

  • 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.
  • Pico & Lincoln (eastbound): As of 4/24/15, construction will be delayed - this stop will remain in service until further notice.
    • Routes 7 & Rapid 7: Use temporary stop across the street in front of Sherwin Williams/Walgreens.
  • 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.
  • Ocean Park & 31st (westbound): Board instead at Centinela or 28th.
View the interactive map here.

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

Route 5: Temporary stop closures on Constellation Blvd. 4/23-27

Due to filming, Route 5 heading to Santa Monica will not serve the stops on Constellation Blvd. at Avenue of the Stars and Century Park West Thursday, April 23 through Monday, April 27. Please use alternate stops located on:

  • Olympic Blvd. at Century Park East (Westbound)
  • Century Park West at Olympic Blvd. (Southbound)

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

Rapid 10: Temporary bus stop closure on Grand at Venice 4/23-29

Due to construction, Rapid 10 heading towards Santa Monica will not serve the following stop:

  • Grand Ave. at Venice Blvd. (Southbound)

The temporary stop closures will commence on Thursday, April 23rd and occur until approximately Wednesday, April 29 between the hours of 9:00am through 3:00pm, excluding weekends. Please use the following temporary alternative stop:

  • Grand Ave. at 14th St. (Southbound)

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

Routes 5 & 41: Temporary stop closures near 20th & Broadway 4/23 – 5/19

Due to construction, Route 5 heading towards Expo Culver City Station and Route 41 Crosstown traveling southbound will not serve the following stops:

  • Route 5: Broadway at 20th St. (Eastbound)
  • Route 41: 20th St. at Broadway (Southbound)

The temporary stop closures will commence on Thursday, April 23rd and occur until approximately Tuesday, May 19th. Please use the following alternative stops:

  • Route 5: Broadway at 17th St. (Eastbound)
  • Route 5: Colorado Ave. at Cloverfield Blvd (Eastbound)
  • Route 41: 20th St. at Santa Monica Blvd. (Southbound)
  • Route 41: 20th St. at Colorado Ave. (Southbound)

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

Routes 1, 3, 3M, 4, 9, R10: Four stops closedin DT Santa Monica for stop construction

The following stops will be closed between April 13-May 10 for Bus Stop Improvement Project construction (BSIP):

  • 4th & Civic Center (southbound):
    • Route 3: Board instead at Santa Monica Place or at Pico & 4th (eastbound)
    • Routes 3M, 4, & 9: Board instead at Santa Monica Place or at Pico & 4th (westbound).
  • Main & Civic Auditorium (northbound)
    • This is where Routes 3M, 4, and 9 usually begin and end. They will begin and end elsewhere during construction. Temporary First Stop: 4th & Moomat Ahiko Way Colorado (northbound)
    • Temporary Last Stop: Pico & 4th (westbound)
  • Ocean & Broadway (northbound):
    • Routes 1 & 7: Board instead at Moomat Ahiko Way Colorado or Santa Monica
    • Rapid 10: Board instead at 2nd & Broadway or Ocean & Santa Monica.
  • Ocean & Pico (northbound):
    • Route 1: Board instead at Main & Bay or Ocean & Moomat Ahiko Way Colorado.
    • Route 7: Board instead Pico & Main or Ocean & Moomat Ahiko Way Colorado.
  • Santa Monica & Lincoln (eastbound).
    • Board instead at 6th or 11th St.

        For more information, visit the Bus Stop Improvement Project webpage.

        To view the interactive map, click here.

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

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

        Due to the Colorado Esplanade construction, Routes 1, 7 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

        Good News! Wilshire Blvd. Bus Lanes Now Open

        Beginning Wednesday, April 8 an additional five miles of Bus Lanes will be opening on Wilshire Blvd. What does this mean? Route 2, 3M, 4, and Rapid 7 customers will now enjoy dedicated Bus Only Lanes during part of your travel along Wilshire Blvd. Smoother and speedier commutes may be experienced during weekday peak periods on Wilshire Blvd. between:

        • Western Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd. (Rapid 7)
        • Westwood Blvd. and Veteran Ave. (Routes 2 and 3M)
        • Bonsall Ave. and Federal Ave. (Routes 2, 3M and 4)

        Bus Only Lanes will operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00am, and 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

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

        All Routes in DT Santa Monica: Two stops now open 4/23

        Big Blue Bus has completed bus stop construction of the following stops effective April 23, 2015:

        • 4th & Santa Monica (northbound). Routes 2, 3, R3, 3M, 4, 5, 9.
        • Ocean & Colorado (southbound). Routes 1, 7, R7.
        • Construction at this location is done but it remains closed due to Colorado Esplanade construction:
        • Main & City Hall (southbound). Routes 2, 8.

        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 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) Note: Closed April 13-May 13 for BSIP construction.
        • Ocean Ave. at Broadway (northbound).

          Note: Closed April 13-May 13 for BSIP construction.

        New Route 2 and 8 Map
        Updated April 24, 2015

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