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News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Fall Service Change Now In Effect

Posted Aug. 27, 2013, 9:20 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

The Big Blue Bus fall service change began Sunday, Aug. 25 with changes designed to provide additional service on some of BBB’s busiest routes with only minor schedule updates on various routes.

Highlights include:

-- Routes 1, 2, 3, 8, 12, and Rapid 12: Ackerman Terminal is closed for construction; BBB will use a new transit hub located on Charles E. Young Dr. at Manning Ave. weekdays from 8 pm to 7 am and all day on weekends.

-- Route 1, 2, 3, and 5: Cancellation of various weekday morning trips.

-- Rapid 3: New mid-day trips added.

-- Route 6: Service will operate during fall and spring semesters; no service during SMC breaks.

--Route 7 and Rapid 7: Frequency increased to every 12 minutes from every 15 minutes.

-- Route 8: Service will begin/end on 7th St. at Broadway (outside of the fire house). Weekday frequency decreased to every 20 minutes from 9:30 am until 3 pm. The span of weekday service will continue to be from 6:08 am until approximately 11:30 pm.

-- Rapid 10: SMC Express: The 6:31 am trip from Union Station to SMC will operate along the regular Rapid 10 route. SMC-bound riders should disembark on Bundy Dr. at Pico Blvd., then transfer to a westbound Route 7 or Rapid 7 bus. First weekday trip at 5:35 am departing from 4th St. at Santa Monica Blvd. will now leave at 5:30 am to help riders make connections in Downtown LA.

-- Rapid 12: Cancellation of various afternoon trips.

-- Sunset Ride: Route change due to SMC AET campus closure. See website for updated route.

For more information, call 310.451.5444 or visit

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