Service Alerts

Route 7: Temporary stop closure on Pico at Purdue until 2/7

Due to construction, Route 7 heading towards Santa Monica will not stop on Pico Blvd. at Purdue Ave. effective immediately until Saturday, February 7. Please use alternate stop on Pico Blvd. at Sawtelle Blvd.

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

Routes 4, 8, 9: Construction Detour in Downtown Santa Monica 1/29-2/17

Due to construction on Main St. at Pico Blvd., Routes 4, 8, and 9 will be on detour beginning Thursday, January 29 until approximately Tuesday, February 17 between the hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Routes 4 and 9 Toward Santa Monica

Regular route to Pico Blvd. at Main St., then buses will detour and continue on Pico Blvd. to Ocean Ave., right on Ocean Ave. and come to a final stop on Ocean Ave. at Pico Blvd.

The following bus stop will be missed:

  • Main St. at Civic Auditorium Drwy.; instead use alternate stop on Ocean Ave. at Pico Blvd.

Routes 4 (Towards VA Hospital) and Route 9 (Towards Pacific Palisades)

From Ocean Ave. at Pico Blvd., buses will travel on Ocean Ave., right on Olympic Blvd., and resume regular route.

The following bus stop will be missed:

  • Main St. at Civic Auditorium Drwy.; instead use alternate stop on 4th St. at Colorado Ave.

Route 8 Towards 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 Olympic Blvd., left on Main St., and resume regular route.

The following bus stop will be missed:

  • Main St. at Pico Blvd.; instead use stop at Main St. at City Hall.

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

Routes 1, 2, 3M, 10 & 41: 5 stops closing 1/26-2/23 for bus stop construction

The following stops will be closing for construction as part of the Bus Stop Improvement Project (BSIP) starting Monday, January 26 through approximately Feburary 23.

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  • 14th & Wilshire (northbound): Board instead at Arizona or California.
  • Lincoln at Montana (southbound): Board instead at Montana at 11th (westbound) or at Lincoln & California
  • Lincoln at Washington (southbound): Board instead at Idaho or California
  • Santa Monica at 14th (eastbound):
    • Route 1: Board instead at 11th or 16th
    • Rapid 10: Board instead at 11th or 17th
  • Wilshire at 11th (westbound): Board instead at 14th or Lincoln.
For more information, visit the project webpage: www.bigbluebus.com/bsip.

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

Route 7: Stops along Pico Blvd. 1/20-2/17 for bus stop improvements

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5 stops along Pico will be closed between January 20th and February 17th for Bus Stop Improvement Project upgrades:

  • Pico at 14th St (westbound): Board instead at 17th or 12th Street;
  • Pico at 21st St (westbound): Board instead at Cloverfield or 20th;
  • Pico at 23rd St (eastbound): Board instead at 30th or Centinela;
  • Pico at 33rd St/Urban (westbound): Board instead at Centinela or Dorchester;
  • Pico at 33rd (eastbound): Board instead at 30th St or Centinela.
For more information, visit www.bigbluebus.com/bsip.

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

Route 8 & 12: Westwood Blvd. at Ashby Ave. bus stop now open!

Attention Route 8 and 12 riders; the northbound stop on Westwood Blvd. at Ashby Ave. is now open!

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

Route 6: Upcoming dates route will not be in service

Attention Route 6 riders, please be aware that Route 6 will not operate on the following upcoming dates:

  • SMC Winter Break - Wednesday, December 24 through Monday, February 16; regular service resumes Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

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

Route 3 & Rapid 3: Temporary stop relocation on Arizona at 5th

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). Regular service resumes Monday, February 2.

Arizona and 5th

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