Tuesday, July 5, 2011

405 Closure Alert Info

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Dear Partner,

We're happy to announce that Metro and Metrolink have both bolstered their planned transit services during the closure weekend - July 16-17, 2011. Metro will provide free rides on the Metro Red/Purple Line subway, as well as on the Metro Orange Line and select bus lines during the closure weekend to further spur transit trips between the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles. Valley residents are encouraged to park at available park & ride lots at North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Sepulveda, Balboa, Reseda, Pierce College and Canoga Stations, that together offer more than 4,000 parking spaces, and ride Metro to reach their destinations. Walking, bicycling or taking transit to access stations is also encouraged.

The Metro Board gave the CEO authority to offer additional free fares on the Metro Bus and Rail system, particularly for Westside and other needed service areas.

Metro will also add a total of 61 buses to normal Saturday and Sunday schedules for eight major bus lines and up to 16 buses to protect late night and owl services serving key San Fernando Valley/Westside routes to accommodate increased travel times. Both the Metro Red and Purple Lines will operate weekday peak period service levels, or approximately every 10 minutes all weekend, with six and four car trains, respectively. The Metro Green Line will also run every 10 minutes throughout the weekend.

Metro will closely monitor traffic congestion on all routes in the I-405 construction area and will make needed adjustments to bus service based on the current traffic conditions. Transit patrons should, however, anticipate longer trip times to reach their destinations and plan accordingly.

Metrolink will supplement its current weekend schedule by offering seven round-trips on its Ventura County Line and nine additional trips on its Antelope Valley Line during the closure weekend. Metrolink will also offer its $10 Weekend Pass, which enables passengers to ride any Metrolink train, as many times as they would like between Friday night at 7pm and Sunday night at 11:50pm for one low rate.

More information on Metrolink service and affordable ticketing options can be found at metrolinktrains.com.

For additional information on Metro bus schedules, visit metro.net.

For more information about the 405 freeway closure visit metro.net/405.

Free Service

Line

Name

2

Downtown LA – Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl

4

Downtown LA – W. Hollywood – Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl

20

Downtown LA – Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl

33

Downtown LA - Santa Monica via Venice Bl

150

Canoga Park – Universal City Sta. via Ventura Bl

152

Woodland Hills – North Hollywood Sta. via Fallbrook Av

155

Sherman Oaks – Burbank Sta via Riverside Dr, Olive Av

156

Van Nuys – Hollywood – Panorama City

158

Chatsworth Sta. – Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St, Woodman Av

161

Thousand Oaks Transit Ctr. – Warner Center

183

Sherman Oaks – Glendale Sta. via Magnolia Bl

224

Sylmar Sta. – Universal City Sta. via San Fernando Rd, Lankershim Bl

230

Mission College – Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl

233

Lake View Terrace – Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl

234

Mission College – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl & Brand Bl

236

Sylmar Sta. – Encino via Glenoaks Bl & Balboa Bl

240

Northridge via Reseda Bl

242

Porter Ranch – Woodland Hills via Tampa Av

243

Porter Ranch - Woodland Hills via Winnetka Av

244

Chatsworth Sta. – Woodland Hills via De Soto Av

245

Chatsworth Sta. - Woodland Hills via Topanga Canyon Bl

656

Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl

704

Metro Rapid- Downtown Los Angeles - Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl

720

Metro Rapid - Santa Monica/Commerce via Wilshire Bl & Whittier Bl

733

Metro Rapid - Downtown Los Angeles/Santa Monica via Venice Bl

761

Metro Rapid Pacoima/Westwood via Van Nuys Bl & Sepulveda Bl

901

Orange Line

802/805

Red/Purple Lines


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