Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus transit authority has announced detours that will take place for the LA Marathon this Sunday, March 17.
All Big Blue Bus service that regularly operates on Sundays will be running except Routes 4 and 9, which will not be in service.
Detours will begin with the first trip of the day and last until safety officers allow buses to resume regular service.
Beyond Santa Monica city limits, detours are usually lifted by 4 pm.
Detours within Santa Monica usually continue until 8 pm.
To make taking transit to/from Santa Monica easier on race day, BBB and Metro are joining forces at a single bus hub on 11th Street between Olympic Boulevard and Colorado Avenue.
BBB Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and Rapid 10 as well as Metro Routes 534, 704 and 720 will all operate from the bus hub.
Downtown Santa Monica and Complimentary Shuttle
All regular BBB routes will detour along 11th St.between Wilshire Blvd. and Ocean Park Ave. Complimentary shuttles will loop in both directions on 11th Street to the east, Colorado Ave. to the south, 6th Street to the west and Wilshire Blvd. to the north to help riders get between downtown SM and the Marathon finish line.
On LA Marathon Day, Customer Service representatives will be available by phone only from 7 am until 3 pm to help bus users at 310.451.5444.
For more details visit www.BigBlueBus.com.