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Big Blue Bus February Service Change Begins Next Weekend:

Big Blue Bus will introduce several route changes as part of its February Service Change next Sunday, Feb. 8.

Route 3M will serve the Santa Monica Civic Center and Santa Monica High School via 4th St. and Route 5 will include more downtown Santa Monica service to make better connections with other routes.

Trip times on seven other routes will be adjusted slightly. Additionally, to improve connections with other routes new bus stops have been added to various routes, and to improve schedule reliability, bus stops will be discontinued on nine routes.

Except for 3M and 5, bus users will not be seeing big changes in BBB route structures. However, users will see many improvements in customer service tools, including:

— A new comprehensive book of all of BBB’s schedules called “The Little Blue Book,” which will include a large color format System Map (online version available Feb. 8).

— A newly launched homepage trip planner link using Google Transit which provides regional transit information.

— Easy-to-print schedules for individual routes (all routes available Feb. 8).

— Easy-to-print bus stop lists.

Service Change Highlights Include:

Route 1

Bus stops no longer served by Route 1: 

To UCLA – NB Lincoln Blvd. & Victoria Ave.

To Venice – WB Santa Monica Blvd. & Corinth Ave.

Route 2

Bus stop no longer served by Route 2:

• To UCLA – NB 4th St. & Arizona Ave.

Schedule changes: All

days, minor early morning and late evening schedule updates made to

improve schedule reliability and connections with Metro’s Green Line

Aviation Station.

See website for list of bus stops no longer served by Route 3.

New bus stops served by Rapid 3:

To Santa Monica – WB Century Blvd. & Aviation Blvd.

To Green Line Aviation Station – EB Century Blvd. & Aviation Blvd.

Route change! You spoke,

we listened. In downtown Santa Monica, Route 3M will now serve the Santa

Monica Civic Center and Santa Monica High School. Buses traveling to Santa Monica will

continue southbound on 4th St., turn right on Pico Blvd., right on Main

St. and come to a final stop on Main St. at Civic Auditorium. Buses traveling to UCLA

will begin service on Main St. at Civic Auditorium, turn right on

Olympic Blvd., left on 4th St., and resume the regular route. Route 3M will no longer serve the 7th St. Post Office. Please refer to Route 8 for service to this stop. 

Schedule changes 

  • Weekdays: Improved service frequency eastbound between 8am and 9:40am and 5pm and 8:40pm. Eastbound frequency between 2pm and 3pm now every 30 minutes.
  • Sundays: First eastbound trip from downtown Santa Monica now departs 41 minutes later at 7:14am, and the first westbound trip from Gorham Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. now departs 35 minutes later at 7:35am.
  • All Days:

    Updates made to improve schedule reliability, connections with Route 3

    in downtown Santa Monica, and to provide service to Santa Monica High

    School. Schedules adjusted up to 15 minutes earlier or later.

New bus stops served by Route 3M: 

To Santa Monica –

• SB 4th St. & Broadway

• SB 4th St. & Santa Monica Place

• SB 4th St. & Civic Center Driveway

• WB Pico Blvd. & 4th St. 

• NB Main St. & Civic Auditorium Driveway

To UCLA – 

• NB Main St. & Civic Auditorium Driveway

• NB 4th St. & Colorado Ave.

• NB 4th St. & Broadway

See website for list of bus stops no longer served by Route 3M.

Schedule changes

  • Weekdays: Some trip times adjusted up to 12 minutes earlier including morning and late evening westbound trips from Westside Pavilion. 
  • Weekends: Minor schedule adjustments.

Bus stops no longer served by Route 4: 

To Westside Pavilion – 

• NB 4th St. & Arizona Ave.

• EB Olympic Blvd. & Camden Ave.

Route change! You spoke, we listened. In downtown Santa Monica, Route 5 will now serve 4th St. Buses traveling to downtown Santa Monica will continue on Broadway, turn right on 4th St. and come to a final stop on 4th St. at Arizona Ave. Buses traveling to Culver City

will begin service on northbound 4th St. at Arizona Ave., turn right on

Wilshire Blvd., right on 6th St., right on Arizona Ave, left on 4th

St., left on Broadway, and resume the regular route. Route 5 will no longer serve the 7th St. Post Office. Please refer to Route 8 for service to this stop. 

Schedule Changes: All

days, schedule adjustments made to improve schedule reliability and

provide better connections with Metro’s Expo Line Culver City Station.

Please review new schedule.

New bus stops served by Route 5:

To Santa Monica – 

• WB Broadway & 6th St.

• NB 4th St. & Santa Monica Blvd.

• NB 4th St. & Arizona Ave.

To Expo Culver City Station–

• NB 4th St. & Arizona Ave.

• NB 4th St. & Wilshire Blvd.

• EB Wilshire Blvd. & 6th St.

• SB 4th St. & Santa Monica Blvd.

See website for list of bus stops no longer served by Route 5.

Service resumes on Tuesday, February 17 when Santa Monica College begins its Spring Semester.

See website for list of bus stops no longer served by Route 7.

New bus stops served by Rapid 7:

• To Santa Monica – WB Pico Blvd. & Elm Dr.

• To Rimpau Transit Center – EB Pico Blvd. & Beverly Dr.

Bus stop no longer served by Route 9:

To Pacific Palisades – NB 4th St. & Arizona Ave.

See website for list of bus stops no longer served by Route 13.

Schedule changes: Southbound trips departing Barrington Ave. and Sunset Blvd. at 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 2:58pm, 3:25pm, and 3:55pm are canceled. Instead, service will begin on eastbound Bundy Dr. and Wilshire Blvd. at 2:23pm, 2:53pm, 3:07pm, and 4:04pm respectively.

Schedule changes: Weekday and Saturday schedule adjustments.

For more information, visit http://bigbluebus.com.

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