Service Alerts

Routes 1, 2, 3M, 8, & 12: Le Conte at Hilgard Full Day Closure 10/21

Due to filming, Routes 1, 2, 3M, 8, and 12 leaving UCLA will not stop on Le Conte Ave. at Hilgard Ave. Closure will last all service day. Please use alternate stops on Hilgard Ave. at Manning Dr. or Le Conte Ave. at Tiverton Ave.

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

Route 3: 5:15am departure time at Green Line Aviation will be adjusted 10/21

Attention Route 3 riders who board the 5:15am bus at Green Line Aviation Station Monday thru Friday: beginning Tuesday, October 21, Route 3 will depart from Green Line Aviation Station two minutes later at 5:17am.

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

Crosstown & Sunset Ride: 20th St. at Pico Blvd. temp stop closure

Due to the Bus Stop Improvement Project, the Crosstown and Sunset Ride will not stop on 20th St. at Pico Blvd. Please use alternate stop on 20th St. at Pearl St. The bus stop on 20th St. at Pico Blvd. is expected to reopen on Wednesday, October 29.

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

Routes 2 and 3M: Six Week Stop Closure on Wilshire at Bonsall begins 10/20

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. 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 has moved.

Attention Routes 3M, 5 & 8 riders; the bus stop on 5th St. at Colorado has moved across the street on the northeast corner effective immediately until further notice.

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

Routes 6 & 12: Temporary Detour on Bagley 10/15-22

Due to construction on Bagley Ave., Routes 6 & 12 will be on detour Wednesday, October 15 until Wednesday, October 22. Detours will be in effect from the first to last trip of the day.

Route 12 Towards Expo Culver City Station

Regular route to National Blvd. at Bagley Ave., then buses will detour and continue on National Blvd. to National Blvd. at Venice Blvd. via regular route.

The following stops will be missed:

  • Bagley Ave. at Exposition Blvd.
  • Venice Blvd. at Bagley Ave.
  • Venice Blvd. at Culver Blvd.
  • Venice Blvd. at Robertson Blvd.

You may board/ disembark at the following alternate stops:

  • National Blvd. at Bagley Ave. or National Blvd. at Venice Blvd.

Route 12 Towards UCLA

Regular route to Venice Blvd. at Robertson Blvd., then buses will detour and turn right on Venice Blvd., left on National Blvd. to National Blvd. at Bagley Ave. via regular route.

The following stops will be missed:

  • Venice Blvd. at Culver Blvd.
  • Venice Blvd. at Bagley Ave.
  • Bagley Ave. at Exposition Blvd.

You may board/ disembark at the following alternate stops:

  • Robertson Blvd. at Venice Blvd. or National Blvd. at Bagley Ave.

Route 6 Towards Expo Culver City Station

Regular route to National Blvd. at Venice Blvd., then buses will detour and continue on National Blvd. to Washington Blvd., right on Washington Blvd., right on Robertson Blvd. and come to a final stop on Robertson Blvd. at Venice Blvd.

The following bus stops will be missed:

  • Venice Blvd. at Robertson Blvd.
  • Venice Blvd. at Culver Blvd.

You may board/disembark at the following alternate stops:

  • National Blvd. at Venice Blvd. or Robertson Blvd. at Venice Blvd.

Route 6 Towards SMC

Service begins at Robertson Blvd. at Venice Blvd., continues on Robertson Blvd., turns left on National Blvd. via regular route.

The following stops will be missed:

  • Venice Blvd. at Culver Blvd.
  • Venice Blvd. at Bagley Ave.
  • Bagley Ave. at Exposition Blvd.

You may board/ disembark at the following alternate stops:

  • Robertson Blvd. at Venice Blvd. or National Blvd. at Bagley Ave.

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

Rapid 10: Latin Grammy’s Street Party detour in Downtown LA 10/19

Due to the Latin Grammy's Street Party event in Downtown Los Angeles, Rapid 10 will be on detour Sunday, October 19 from the first to last trip of the day.

Towards Downtown Los Angeles

Regular route to Temple St. at Los Angeles St., then buses will detour and continue on Temple St. turn left on Alameda St., and resume normal route past Alameda St. at Los Angeles St.

The following bus stop will be missed:

  • Los Angeles St. at Temple St.; instead use alternate stops on Temple St. at Spring St. or Alameda St. at Los Angeles St.

Towards Santa Monica

Regular route to Alameda St. at Los Angeles St., then buses will detour and continue on Alameda St., turn right on Temple St., and resume regular route past Temple St. at Los Angeles St.

The following bus stops will be missed:

  • Los Angeles St. at Aliso St. and Temple St.; instead use alternate stops on Alameda St. at Los Angeles St. or Temple St. at Spring St.

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

Route 3M: Revised Trip for Samohi on weekday mornings

Starting Monday, October 13, the 7:18AM westbound Route 3M trip from UCLA to Downtown Santa Monica will be revised to terminate at Santa Monica High School (Samohi) instead of the 7th & Olympic Terminal.

This adjustment will occur ONLY on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday when class is in session at Samohi through the February 2015 service change. The 7:18AM trip is scheduled to arrive at Samohi at 8AM. This adjustment is being made to assist students in getting to school by the start of school at 8:15am.

There will be no Wednesday adjustments due to the Samohi late start schedule.

The following stops will be skipped on the 7:18AM westbound Route 3M trip:

  • Santa Monica at 4th (eastbound)
  • Santa Monica at 6th (eastbound)
  • 7th and Olympic (southbound)

Instead of turning left from 4th Street onto Santa Monica Boulevard in downtown Santa Monica, the bus will proceed south on 4th until it reaches the high school. The following stops will be served instead:

  • 4th Street at Santa Monica
  • 4th Street at Broadway
  • 4th Street at Santa Monica Place
  • 4th Street at Civic Center Drive
  • Pico at 4th Street (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 10/8

Due to construction in Downtown Santa Monica, Routes 2, 8, and Rapid 10 will be on detour Wednesday, October 8 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 & 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 Blvd. at Borgos Pl.

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

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

Due to construction, Route 2 and 3M buses will not serve the stop on westbound Wilshire Blvd. at Bonsall Ave. (upper ramp) near the VA Campus beginning Wednesday, September 10th. The closure is expected to last approximately six weeks through October 24, 2014. During this time, instead of using the regular stop located on the upper ramp, please use the new temporary stop located on the lower ramp along Wilshire Blvd. at Bonsall Ave. (after the intersection).

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