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RTD Flxible #7425History of Valley
Transit Service


This page chronicles (as best as can be reconstructed) the history of San Fernando Valley transit service, starting with the Pacific Electric (PE) Red Car rail and bus lines and its successor Metropolitan Coach Lines (MCL) bus service, Los Angeles Railway, Los Angeles Motor Coach, Los Angeles Transit Lines and Asbury Rapid Transit, and continuing through Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA) and Southern California Rapid Transit District (RTD) service to the more recent Metro Bus and LADOT lines.

The earliest entries are for PE (and lines they acquired from other independent operators, such as Motor Transit Stages), which sold its remaining passenger operations to MCL on March 3, 1953; PE did not give them "official" route numbers until 1943 -- and did not print the route numbers on timetables until 1951 -- so until MCL's map/timetable dated June 1, 1954 line numbers were not well-known. MCL subsequently acquired Asbury Rapid Transit System Pacific Electric logo-- who had, ironically, been approached by PE to acquire their Valley lines in 1949 -- on August 3, 1954. The acquired lines continued to be operated by MCL as "Asbury" and were numbered for the first time after the change of ownership (Asbury had been formed by a 1939 merger in which Original Stage Lines changed its name to Asbury Rapid Transit System August 31, followed by the equipment and rights of Pasadena-Ocean Park Stage Lines transferring to Asbury September 19; Asbury also assumed control of the three-line Burbank City Lines system in October, 1949). MCL and Asbury lines (as well as service by most other companies in the region) transferred to LAMTA -- which had existed as a planning agency since 1951, but whose powers were expanded in 1957 to allow it to be a transit operator -- on March 3, 1958. Some line numbers changed in the process and some branch designators were created for the first time. In order to determine a line's origin prior to 1958, the background color for the line number is dark red for PE/MCL, yellow for Los Angeles Railway (later, as bus service, Los Angeles Transit Lines), green for Asbury, and white for Los Angeles Motor Coach; all line numbers from 1958 to 1964 were LAMTA numbers.

Since it has now been over four decades since the origins of LAMTA and SCRTD, we have extended the background color scheme to mint green and brown for lines which have their origins with those two agencies but are not still in service today.

Motor Transit Stages logoLos Angeles Transit Lines (LATL) Lines 86 and 87 are shown with a white background for their line numbers, rather than yellow, because even though they were under LATL control when they were folded into LAMTA in 1958, they were established by Los Angeles Motor Coach under its original name of Los Angeles Motor Bus Company.

In Glendale, Pacific City Lines (later, as Glendale City Lines, part of National City Lines) service operated between 1941 and 1962 on the major streets in Glendale, extending into downtown Burbank. These lines were an outgrowth of PE feeder bus service, which began operation in 1921. A strike November 1, 1962 halted service, and LAMTA acquired those routes December 26 of that year, restructuring the four previous lines into new Lines 20 and 22. They are shown in the table as "new service" for this reason, even though they replaced the suspended service.

LAMTA was responsible for significant expansion of service to the San Fernando Valley, launching a "Transit Service Explosion" which wasMetropolitan Coach Lines logo implemented on November 18, 1962. This resulted in a net increase of 29 route miles in the Valley. Most LAMTA lines kept their numbers on November 5, 1964 when they were transferred to RTD; exceptions are noted.

Lines designated as "freeway flyer" or "park-ride" services operated southbound from the Valley to downtown Los Angeles in morning rush-hour and in the northbound direction afternoons. Exceptions are noted, as are dates when these were converted to bi-directional or all-day operation (although not all of them were). Virtually all lines later designated as "express" trace their origin to these services.

LAMTA logoBut up until March 30, 1975, service was nothing like the present system of long lines using a single street for most of their route mileage; RTD lines -- like the LAMTA or MCL lines before them -- were constructed in "U"-shaped, dogleg, stairstep, and other configurations with multiple turns to serve parts of various streets. By the early 1970s, it was obvious that a major restructuring was needed, and the angular alignments were replaced by more than a dozen new lines, running along the entire length of the Valley's arterial streets and constituting a grid of service (with the exception of a few lines which required minor zig-zag routing because of the lack of through street mileage). All of the grid services were operated all day, seven days a week; for these lines, any subsequent reduction in days of week or hours of operation are noted.

October 2, 1983 was the key date for breaking the numbering scheme; the "great renumbering" of every line that had not been renumbered between 1980 and 1983 took place on that date (even the special Hollywood Bowl lines were renumbered!). Original RTD logoThe new numbers needed to be in place with new bus stop signs -- with line numbers and descriptions indicated on each sign -- prior to the 1984 Olympics. RTD Staff had originally proposed that all Valley local lines retain their numbers from the 1975 grid restructuring, but John Dyer (then RTD General Manager) wanted a complete change to the new number system. Most of the east-west lines retained their 100-series line numbers from the grid system. The entries during this period for the old and new numbers are identified in the table as "Great Renumbering" for easier identification.

Some express lines transferred to LADOT in 1987 (LADOT-operated express lines have purple numbers in the grid, and use that color as background for lines they originated but which are no longer in service); All other RTD lines became Metro Bus lines on April 1, 1993. The 1983 line numbers were unchanged until the San Fernando Valley Transit Restructuring Study (SFVTRS) in the mid-1990s.

The descriptions of lines came from a variety of sources. The vast majority came from Western Transit's annual RTD and MTA 1980's RTD logooperations survey, published from 1964 through the present; many came from the master line records at Metro and from the published timetables. Some gaps were filled using the RTD and MTA system maps from 1985, 1992, and 1994; from various service change brochures; from LADOT's 1994 system guide; and from the 1986 RTD map of the San Fernando Valley. Line descriptions are as shown when a line was first introduced; an exception is made for PE/MCL/LAMTA/RTD Line 90, which in its roughly 25 years of operation went through so many changes that it was a completely different line in 1975 than it had been in 1949 (that entry has two descriptions ... the original description and the revised description after the 1962 restructuring).

Line numbers shown in (parentheses) were renumbered, cancelled, or replaced by other lines; the last entry in the "realignments" column gives details. From 1995 onward, there have been instances where lines were deconstructed with a portion retaining the original line number; in these cases, the portion of the original line that was split is shown in [brackets] in the "route description" column. Where such restructuring resulted in service being added to a street that a line did not originally serve, we have made the addition in italics.

Metro Bus logoThere are a handful of lines which, for much of their history, operated outside the Valley. They are included here because of their relationship with lines that did serve the Valley (defined as the area north of the Santa Monica Mountains, from Glendale west to the Los Angeles/Ventura County line): LATL 5 and 61 and LAMTA 7A (origin of Verdugo Rd. service in Glendale); LATL 45 (origin of service between Hollywood and Pasadena via Glendale); LAMC/LATL 86 (origin of service to Griffith Park); LAMC/LATL 87 (origin of Riverside Dr. service and service to Glendale from Silver Lake); and RTD 108 and 119 (origin of service between Glendale and Pasadena via La Cañada-Flintridge). Also included are lines operated in what is now Santa Clarita by RTD in 1972-73, because that service was operated by RTD's Valley bus divisions.

A note about those lines numbered in the 500-series between 1973 and 1983, which have a light grey background for their line numbers: RTD operated "subscription services" during those years, which generally consisted of between one and four trips to an employment center in the morning and the same number of return trips in the afternoon. These services, which operated on a more direct routing than standard service, with no intermediate stops, could only be used by employees of the LADOT logosponsoring company (identified in the grid with the start date), who paid a premium price for a special RTD pass allowing use of the direct service (and the marketing brochures made the most of the "premium" image of the service). Two of the sponsoring companies used the service in a more unique way; Blue Cross and Prudential simply paid the bill outright and used the service to ferry employees from their existing offices to their new Warner Center facilities (making them, in effect, "reverse direction" lines). Most of the subscription services were short-lived; two lines were converted to regular freeway express service in 1981, and three more were similarly converted in 1983, as noted.

There are two types of links in the table. A link in green on a line number will jump in the table to the referenced line to assist in tracing the history of a route. A link in red on a date will open a viewer window with a map of the line during that period of its history. MTA 'Metro' logoThe maps -- more than 400 of them are linked from this page -- come from a variety of sources, including timetables, service change brochures, detour notices, line instruction documents, and system maps. They do not necessarily come from materials issued on the exact date of a route change, but they do come from the period that a particular routing was in effect. In some cases, where only a line's terminal changed, only relevant parts of a map are displayed; this was especially done in cases where this allowed for a clearer map image. (Note that it was very rare, prior to the 1950s, for timetables to display individual route maps; thus there are few maps available for early service, and in some cases early maps will show routings for multiple lines, which may not necessarily have been in existence on the date the map is linked to. In those cases, we have opted to include the map if it is the only one available for that period of time.) It should also be noted that, from 2005 to 2010, Metro changed its map design and ink color for local (non-Rapid) timetables; we have tried our best to make these legible by conversion to greyscale, but we apologize in advance for some of the poor results. Javascript must be enabled on your browser for the map viewer window to open; if your screen resolution causes the viewer window to cut off parts of the map it can be dragged around the screen using either your left- or right-mouse button to display the hidden portions. Images are hosted on a different server than this page and may take several seconds to load.

Beginning with the creation of LACMTA in 1993, we have created separate pages for each line affected by service changes, using the maps from the public hearings. These are accessible from this page by links next to the date, marked with colored icons as follows:

SFVTRS Link to pages showing changes made as part of the 1994 San Fernando Valley Transit Restructuring Study.
BRU Link to pages showing changes and new lines from the 1998 BRU "New Service Plan".
MOS-2B Link to pages showing changes made to interface with the Metro Red Line 1999 Hollywood extension.
MOS-3 Link to pages showing changes made to interface with the Metro Red Line 2000 Valley extension.
Sector Link to pages showing changes made by the SFV sector between 2003 and 2005.
MGL Link to pages showing changes made to interface with the 2004 Metro Gold Line opening.
Busway Link to pages showing changes made to interface with the 2005 Metro Orange Line opening.
Metro Connections Link to pages showing changes made during the Metro Connections program.
Blue Ribbon Committee Link to pages showing changes made during the "Blue Ribbon Committee" era.

We have also used icons to link to pages for additional information on the following:

1962 Service Expansion Plan Link to the page on the 1962 Service Expansion Plan.
1975 Grid Link to the page on the 1975 establishment of the "grid system".
LADOT Link to the page on LADOT-operated Commuter Express lines.
Quake Link to the pages for 1994 Northridge earthquake emergency service.
BDOF Link to the pages for shuttle lines in the original BDOF-operated "demonstration project".

The timetable maps for the "Quake" and "BDOF" lines are on the linked pages.

In 2010, Metro began adding 45-foot buses, formerly only used for Metro Rapid service, to local lines. A number of right turns were subsequently identified as being difficult to make with the longer buses. ® denotes a minor route change made to correct these operational problems.

There are separate pages covering the history of Burbank and Glendale local service (including the Pacific Electric feeder bus lines, Burbank City Lines and Glendale City Lines) and LADOT DASH in the Valley. Lines operated by AVTA (numbers/backgrounds shown in blue in the grid) and Santa Clarita Transit (numbers/backgrounds shown in pink in the grid) into the San Fernando Valley are included. (Although local Santa Clarita Transit lines are not included in the grid, the former RTD lines in the Santa Clarita Valley are included as they were operated by RTD's Division 8 in the San Fernando Valley.)

Lines currently operated by Metro are shown in orange in the grid, and we have also used the same color as the background for lines that originated post-1993 with Metro but were subsequently cancelled.

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Line Route Description Realignments, Renumberings, Replacements, etc.
(5) Eagle Rock - Hawthorne Blvd. 1906: Eagle Rock rail line
1911: Combined with Hawthorne Blvd. (which had begun in 1902 by Los Angeles & Redondo Railway) as Line "E" (at just under 22 miles, this was the longest line operated by Los Angeles Railway)
1932: Numbered
5/55: Converted to bus operation (as Los Angeles Transit Lines; weekday peak-hour express service south of downtown Los Angeles using the Harbor Freeway was implemented 7/57)
6/56: Branch route via Verdugo Rd. created as replacement for 61
9/61: Eagle Rock portion replaced by 7/7A

(The remaining portion of Line 5 exists as today's Metro Line 40, and Line 7 exists as today's Metro Line 84, renumbered in 1983.)
(7A) Verdugo Rd. 9/61: Replaced Verdugo Rd. branch of 5
12/75: Extended to Eagle Rock Plaza
1/83: Great Renumbering (to 85)
(8) McBean Regional Transfer Center -
Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
3/06: Began operation
8/09: Cancelled (the line was 50% funded by a federal job access grant, with an additional 25% from Metro; when the grant expired, Santa Clarita opted to combine the remaining 25% local funding with the funds used to operate peak-hour 793/798 and midday 747 to instead operate service to/from North Hollywood Station as 757)
(12L) Los Angeles - San Fernando 1916: Original Stage Line service (begun two years earlier by C.J. Claggett, which competed with a service operated by Kidder-Walker 1913-1915)
12/40: Branch to Lockheed Air Terminal (future 12S) and via Riverside Dr. (future 13) created
1/47: Branch via Glenoaks Blvd. created (future 12G)
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/56: Realigned in San Fernando (San Fernando depot closed); subsequent minor realignments in downtown San Fernando took place, post-renumbering, in 1958 and 1964
4/58: Renumbered 24L
( --- ) Burbank - Union Air Terminal 8/37: Original Stage Line route via Burbank Blvd. - Victory Blvd. - Hollywood Way
11/38: Cancelled
(12S) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Empire Ave. - Lockheed)
12/40: Branch of Los Angeles - San Fernando Line (future 12L)
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/56: Realigned in San Fernando (San Fernando depot closed); subsequent minor realignments in downtown San Fernando took place, post-renumbering, in 1958 and 1964
4/58: Renumbered 24S
( --- ) Van Nuys - North Hollywood -
Lockheed Air Terminal
4/42: "Temporary" wartime line to serve Lockheed plant
4/50: Cutback to North Hollywood
12/50: Cancelled
(12G) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Hollywood Way - Glenoaks Blvd.)
1/47: Branch of Los Angeles - San Fernando Line (future 12L)
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/56: Realigned in San Fernando (San Fernando depot closed); subsequent minor realignments in downtown San Fernando took place, post-renumbering, in 1958 and 1964
10/57: Renumbered 12H
(12GM) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Magnolia Blvd. - Glenoaks Blvd.)
8/55: Branch of 12L, replacing 22 on Glenoaks Blvd. (originally applied for by Asbury 3/46 but denied because of Burbank City Lines' starting a new route on Glenoaks Blvd. one month later, which became part of 22 after BCL went bankrupt three years later)
8/56: Realigned in San Fernando (San Fernando depot closed); subsequent minor realignments in downtown San Fernando took place, post-renumbering, in 1958 and 1964
10/57: Renumbered 12G
(12G) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Glenoaks Blvd.)
10/57: Renumbered from 12GM
4/58: Merged with 12H into 24G
(12H) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Hollywood Way - Glenoaks Blvd.)
10/57: Renumbered from 12G
4/58: Merged with 12G into 24G
(13) Los Angeles - Burbank 12/40: Branch of Los Angeles - San Fernando Line (future 12L)
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Replaced by 86
(14) San Fernando - North Hollywood - Burbank 5/47: Began operation
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Merged with 18
9/56: North terminal realigned (San Fernando depot closed); a subsequent minor terminal realignment took place in 1958
2/60: Replaced 20 on Victory Blvd.
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced by 87 on Victory Blvd. - Burbank Blvd. and by 90 on Laurel Canyon Blvd.
6/63: Replaced 87 on Victory Blvd. (restoring the pre-11/62 routing between Burbank and North Hollywood)
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 163 on Magnolia Blvd. and by 164 on Victory Blvd.
( --- ) San Fernando - Panorama City 11/48: Began operation
9/50: Cancelled
(15) San Fernando - Olive View Sanatorium -
U.S. Veterans Hospital
1924: Original Stage Line service
11/51: Outer loop between Olive View and Veterans Hospital discontinued
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
9/56: North terminal realigned (San Fernando depot closed); subsequent minor terminal realignments took place in 1958 and 1964
4/60: Supplemental school branch on Hubbard St. established (no records exist showing when this branch was discontinued, although it was off the timetable by 1965; no timetable maps ever showed the branch route)
7/65: Extended to Juvenile Hall (three roundtrips weekdays, two roundtrips Sunday)
6/66: Realigned in San Fernando to accommodate pedestrian-oriented mall
2/71: Shortened post-earthquake to turnaround at Veterans Hospital driveway (service no longer able to operate onto the Hospital grounds)
4/71: Juvenile Hall service discontinued
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 167
(16) Sun Valley - North Hollywood 6/46: Began operation
4/48: Extended to Sunland
11/51: Cutback at Sun Valley
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered; minor realignment at the south terminal one year later
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced 90 on Lankershim Blvd., extended to Canoga Park via Roscoe Blvd., interlined with 74
6/63: Saturday service cutback at Sun Valley
9/74: Extended to Woodland Hills via Fallbrook Ave.
3/75:1975 Grid Renumbered 152, replaced by 159 on Lankershim Blvd. and by 169 on Saticoy St.
(17) Hollywood - Pasadena 1919: Return loop of Pasadena-Ocean Park Stage Line service
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
6/60: Replaced by 81H/81V
(18) North Hollywood - Burbank 12/25: Lankershim - Magnolia Park line (PE)
7/26: Extended to downtown Burbank via Magnolia Blvd. (purchase of Hollywood-Burbank Auto Line route, begun in 1924)
8/26: Sold to John & Clarence Auld, who had purchased the second Hollywood-Burbank Auto Line route via Barham and Cahuenga Blvds. (later numbered 23) earlier that year
9/27: Replaced by Original Stage Lines service as the Auld brothers go bankrupt
8/37: Reorganized into two loop routes (Lake St.-Alameda Ave. and Magnolia Blvd.-Hollywood Way), incorporating "trial line" between downtown Burbank and First National Studios which began 6/36
2/39: Recombined into original alignment, with branch "studio loop" (there are no records showing when the branch loop was cancelled)
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Merged into 14
(19) St. Joseph's Hospital - Burbank Blvd. 10/49: Burbank City Lines 3 becomes Asbury service, extended via Olive Ave. to Riverside Dr. (Alameda Ave. portion of BCL 3 operated by Victory Blvd. line)
11/51: Alameda Ave. portion of BCL 3 recombined
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Service to St. Joseph's Hospital replaced by 86
2/57: Extended to North Hollywood via Victory Blvd.
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Cancelled (in one of the more interesting -- and potentially confusing -- line number changes, the Line 19 number was reused the same day for restructured Line 74S)
(19) Sherman Oaks - Van Nuys - San Fernando 11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Renumbered from 74S, extended to Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Blvd., with deviation to Van Nuys Blvd. via Oxnard St. and Burbank Blvd.
6/63: Replaced by 90
(19) Glendale - Montrose - La Cañada 12/63: Renumbered from 56V
9/72: Extended to Pasadena, replacing 119
6/75: Route deviation to Verdugo Hills Hospital added
4/76: Replaced by 434
(20) Victory Blvd. 4/42: Began operation between Sepulveda Blvd. and Burbank
10/49: Merged with Burbank City Lines 1 and Alameda Ave. portion of Burbank City Lines 3; Asbury had been prohibited from offering local service within the city of Burbank before the merger
10/51: Alameda Ave. route recombined with Burbank Blvd. line
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Extended to Valley Plaza, replacing 86 on Oxnard St. and Whitsett Ave.
2/60: Replaced by 14
(20) East Glenoaks - Kenneth Rd. 12/62: Replacement for Glendale City Lines 2 and 4 between Glendale and Burbank and Glendale City Lines 3 in downtown Glendale; the earliest incarnation of this line was a combination of PE feeder bus line 2, which began operation 11/23, and feeder bus line 3, which began operation 6/30 (the PE feeder lines became Glendale City Lines 1/41)
2/63: Realigned in Burbank Highlands, restoring route eliminated when converted from GCL to RTD, then realigned to Highland Ave. in Glendale five months later
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
2/69: Realigned in downtown Glendale via Adams and California Sts.
6/80: Extended to replace 163 on Magnolia Blvd.
12/80: Replaced by 183 on Magnolia Blvd. and between downtown Burbank and downtown Glendale and by 201 on Glenoaks Blvd.
(21) Culver City - Hollywood 6/26: Hollywood to Los Angeles Airport line (Studio Stage Lines), later acquired by Original Stage Lines (previous service between Universal City and Hollywood operated sporadically from 1904 to 1924 by various operators)
1949: Cutback at Culver City
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Extended to Lockheed Air Terminal via 24 route
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Merged with 22, realigned through Magnolia Park via Burbank Blvd.
10/63: Realigned in downtown Burbank
3/64: Replaced by 81H/81V on Hollywood Way

(The remaining service continued operation until 6/76, when it was merged into new Line 877, which was renumbered 6/81 to 220. The Culver Blvd. segment was transferred to Culver CityBus, and direct service to LAX cancelled, 6/06; Line 220's north terminal was relocated from West Hollywood to Beverly Center 6/09 and the south terminal was moved to the Expo Line's Culver City Station when it became operational 6/12.)
(22) Hollywood - Burbank 8/37: Alternate route of Hollywood-Burbank line (future 23) via Cahuenga Blvd.-Lankershim Blvd.-Riverside Dr. (designated on timetable as "L" route)
10/49: Extended via former Burbank City Lines 2 route on Glenoaks Blvd.
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Merged with 23 and replaced on Glenoaks Blvd. by 12GM
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Portion replaced by 86, remaining service merged into 21
(22) Atwater St. - E. Colorado Blvd. 12/62: Replacement for Glendale City Lines 1 in Atwater and Glendale City Lines 3 in Palmer Park; the earliest incarnation of this line was PE feeder bus line 1, which began operation 12/21 and was extended to Burbank 6/30 (the PE feeder lines became Glendale City Lines 1/41)
12/80: Replaced by 183 in Glendale and by 201 in Atwater Village
(23) Hollywood - Burbank 1/24: Bgean operation as "Hollywood-Burbank Auto Line"
1/26: Sold to John & Clarence Auld (then operated by bankruptcy receiver effective 9/27)
2/28: Transferred to Original Stage Lines
8/37: Alternate route created (future 22, original route designated on timetable as "S" route)
4/41: Branch route to Lockheed Air Terminal created (future 24)
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Merged into 22
(23) Griffith Park - Los Angeles Zoo 12/66: Replaced Griffith Park portion of 31, realigned to new Zoo entrance from Griffith Park Golf Course, service operated midday and afternoon weekends only
7/74: Weekday midday service added
9/75: Weekday service extended to late afternoon
4/76: Weekday service extended to match weekend operating hours
12/80: Replaced by 97
(24) Hollywood - Lockheed Air Terminal 4/41: Began operation as branch of original Hollywood-Burbank (23) route (designated on timetable as "Lock")
8/54: Acquired by Metropolitan Coach Lines and numbered
8/55: Merged into 21
(24G) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Glenoaks Blvd.)
4/58: Replaced 12G and 12H, Hollywood Way routing eliminated
6/66: Realigned in San Fernando to accommodate pedestrian-oriented mall
7/66: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles (bi-directional on Spring St.)
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
6/73: Northbound service in downtown Los Angeles realigned via Main St. - Broadway
4/76: Replaced by 162 on Glenoaks Blvd., remaining service merged with 24L and renumbered 24
(24L) Los Angeles - San Fernando 4/58: Renumbered from 12L
12/58: Two daily trips extended via Hubbard Ave. - 1st St. to industrial area in Sylmar (approved as a 90 day "trial project" and made permanent 2/59)
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Realigned to Lockheed Air Terminal as replacement for 24S
6/66: Realigned in San Fernando to accommodate pedestrian-oriented mall
7/66: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles (bi-directional on Spring St.)
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
6/73: Northbound service in downtown Los Angeles realigned via Main St. - Broadway
4/76: Renumbered 24
(24S) Los Angeles - San Fernando
(via Lockheed Air Terminal)
4/58: Renumbered from 12S
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced by 24L
(24) Los Angeles - San Fernando 4/76: Renumbered from 24L, extended to Olive View Hospital (replacing northern portion of 167 and previous "industrial area" service)
7/77: Realigned in downtown Burbank from Cypress Ave. to San Jose Ave.
9/78: Extended from Olive View Medical Center to Sylmar Juvenile Hall, route realigned at Olive View Hospital (service onto the old hospital grounds eliminated, new two-way loop established to serve new hospital location)
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 94)
(29) Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank 4/04: Rail line to Glendale (Los Angeles Interurban, transferred to PE in 1908)
9/11: Extended to Burbank; a proposed further extension to San Fernando was not built (that extension was again proposed in 1928 but remained unbuilt)
2/26: Subway segment opens; prior to this, the southern terminal was located at a ground-level station on Hill St. which also served the San Fernando Valley, Venice and Santa Monica lines
10/43: Numbered
6/55: Converted to bus operation as 75B

(Click here for more information on the history of the Glendale-Burbank Line.)
(31) Vermont Ave. - Observatory -
Los Feliz - L.A. Zoo
4/58: Renumbered from 86
1/61: Rowena St. school service discontinued
6/61: Realigned at northern end as part of Griffith Park Traffic Improvement Plan; Griffith Park and Greek Theatre/Observatory branch trips separated
3/64: Replaced eastern portion of 81H/81V, Griffith Park service made branch route operating from Vermont Ave./Sunset Blvd., 31A branch route replaced non-duplicated portion of 45
12/66: Griffith Park branch replaced by 10/68: Extended via Allen Ave., replacing portion of 108; spur route to Cal Tech via Lake Ave. added
9/69: Realigned via SR-134 freeway between Eagle Rock and Pasadena (reconstruction of Colorado Blvd. bridge)
11/71: Realigned back to Colorado Blvd. west of San Rafael Ave.
4/76: Greek Theatre/Observatory branch replaced by extension of 95, Allen Ave. service replaced by 770, remaining service renumbered 436
(31A) Eagle Rock
via Yosemite Dr.
3/64: Replaced non-duplicated portion of 45
10/68: Extended to Pasadena as branch of 31
12/72: Converted to weekend loop route
4/76: Renumbered 436A
(33) Subway - Santa Monica Blvd.
San Fernando Valley
12/11: Rail line to Van Nuys (a portion in the southeast Valley parallelled the Burbank branch of the Southern Pacific railroad, which was known to have run some passenger service along that branch to Chatsworth as early as 1893)
12/12: Extended to Owensmouth (Canoga Park)
3/13: Branch to San Fernando created (previous lines were proposed in 1911 by the "Los Angeles & San Fernando Electric Railway" and in 1912 by a consortium led by Charles P. Grogan, but neither were built); by this time the timetables identified the lines as "Los Angeles-Owensmouth" and "Los Angeles-San Fernando"
2/26: Subway segment opens; prior to this, the southern terminal was located at a ground-level station on Hill St. which also served the Glendale-Burbank, Venice and Santa Monica lines
6/38: Service to Canoga Park replaced by 83, service to San Fernando replaced by 84; this followed three months of motor coach operation along the entire line after a major flood in late February washed out trestles over the Tujunga Wash and Los Angeles River
10/43: Numbered
12/52: Converted to bus operation as 91
(35) West Valley Freeway Flyer 8/58: Peak-hour express between Reseda and downtown Los Angeles
4/60: Boarding restrictions added (in Valley, board only eastbound/discharge only westbound; in downtown Los Angeles, board only northbound/discharge only southbound)
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Split into 35H/35V branches and extended to all-day operation
(35H) West Valley Freeway Flyer
(via Hatteras St.)
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Split of 35; extended to Woodland Hills via Ventura Blvd. and realigned via "Hatteras maze" portion of 81H
1/63: Eastbound boarding restrictions changed (board only to Ventura Blvd./Balboa Blvd. -- these passengers could discharge east of that point -- then additional boardings only for discharge at freeway stops or downtown Los Angeles; an additional restriction prevented passengers travelling between the Hollywood Freeway stops)
6/63: Renumbered 35 as 35V branch cancelled
(35V) West Valley Freeway Flyer
(via Vanowen St.)
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Split of 35; extended to Canoga Park via Vanowen St.
1/63: Eastbound boarding restrictions changed (board only to Ventura Blvd./Balboa Blvd.-- these passengers could discharge east of that point -- then additional boardings only for discharge at freeway stops or downtown Los Angeles; an additional restriction prevented passengers travelling between the Hollywood Freeway stops)
6/63: Cancelled
(35) West Valley Freeway Flyer 6/63: Renumbered from 35H, "Hatteras maze" routing eliminated, midday service added
11/68: Weekend and reverse-direction service added
3/75:1975 Grid Extended to Northridge (replacing 74 on Reseda Blvd.), Ventura Blvd. route extended to Lankershim Blvd. (replacing 793); boarding restrictions eliminated, except for freeway stops and downtown (Northridge service briefly operated into a residential area a few blocks north of Devonshire St., but the turnaround loop was modified by 6/75 to use Lassen St. - Wilbur Ave. - Devonshire St.)
2/77: Loop through California State University Northridge modified to use signalized intersections
12/77: Boarding restrictions reestablished eastbound only
12/79: Boarding restrictions eliminated again, except for freeway stops and downtown Los Angeles
6/80: Realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles and extended to Venice Blvd.
9/81: Limited-stop 425 established
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 424)
(39A) Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank
(via Allesandro St.)
11/58: Renumbered from 75A
12/80: Replaced 162 on Glenoaks Blvd.
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 93)
(39G) Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank
(via Glendale Blvd.)
11/58: Renumbered from 75B
12/80: Replaced 162 on Glenoaks Blvd.
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 92)
(39F) Los Angeles - Glendale
Freeway Flyer
4/70: Express version of 39A/39G, no boarding restrictions
6/78: Renumbered 39X
(39X) Los Angeles - Glendale
Express
6/78: Renumbered from 39F
12/80: Great Renumbering (to 410)
(45) Eagle Rock 9/25: Began operation as Yosemite Dr. - Colorado Blvd. line (route completely realigned 1/26)
3/32: Extended to Glendale city limits via Colorado Blvd. (then minor terminal realignment 10/37)
10/34: Numbered
3/64: Non-duplicated portion of 31 replaced by 31A, remaining service cancelled
(56) Los Angeles - Glendale - Montrose -
Verdugo City - La Cañada - Tujunga - Sunland
1920: Began operation (acquired by PE in 1930 with Motor Transit Stages, which had been the third operator of this line; rail service on the alignment was operated by Glendale & Eagle Rock Railway, later Glendale & Montrose, from 1910 until 1930. A branch route to Montrose and La Cañada was established in 1928 and was cutback to a shuttle line between those two communities and the main line 1/31)
11/31: Montrose - La Cañada shuttle cancelled; realigned via Canada Blvd. between Montrose and Glendale
7/34: La Crescenta Ave. branch realigned to Honolulu Ave.; Verdugo City branch established, operating to downtown Glendale via Broadway
1/40: Verdugo City branch extended to La Cañada using previous shuttle routing
3/42: Rush hour through service to Los Angeles on La Cañada route added
8/47: Verdugo City - La Cañada branch realigned via Ocean View Blvd.
10/43: Numbered
7/48: "Limited" (only three stops in Glendale, board only northbound/discharge only southbound at limited stops) trips added in peak-hour, inbound to Los Angeles mornings, outbound to Sunland afternoons
12/49: Honolulu Ave. branch realigned via Montrose Ave. - Florencita Dr. - Ocean View Blvd. on westbound trips
12/53: Montrose Ave. - Pennsylvania Ave. branch designated 56P, Verdugo City - La Cañada branch designated 56V (although the branch designators began appearing on timetables at this time, they were not formalized until 5/56)
11/57: Renumbered 56L; late night/early morning 56A branch created
(56A) Los Angeles - Sunland via
Montrose - La Crescenta
11/57: Combination of 56L and 56P routing (alternate route for late night/early morning trips only)
12/63: Replaced by conversion of late night/early morning service to 56L/56P trips
(56L) Los Angeles - Sunland
via Honolulu Ave.
11/57: Renumbered from 56
1/61: Boarding restrictions established on "Limited" trips south of Montrose (board only southbound/discharge only northbound)
12/63: "Limited" trips replaced by 56F
9/64: Off-street terminal in Sunland replaced with turnaround loop via Sunland Blvd. - Fenwick St.
12/64: Turnaround loop modified to operate near previous terminal on Sherman Grove Ave.
4/67: Realigned via previous 56A route during pedestrian shopping mall construction
12/67: Original route restored (although consideration was given to leaving alignment unchanged and renumbering to 56A)
6/81: Great Renumbering (to 91)
(56P) Los Angeles - Sunland
via Pennsylvania Ave.
12/53: Branch designator of 56
1/61: Boarding restrictions established on "Limited" trips south of Montrose (board only southbound/discharge only northbound)
12/63: "Limited" trips replaced by 56F
9/64: Off-street terminal in Sunland replaced with turnaround loop via Sunland Blvd. - Fenwick St.
12/64: Turnaround loop modified to operate near previous terminal on Sherman Grove Ave.
6/81: Great Renumbering (to 90)
(56V) Glendale -
Verdugo City - La Cañada
12/53: Branch designator of 56
12/63: Renumbered 19
(56F) Los Angeles - Sunland Flyer 12/63: Replaced 56L/56P "Limited" trips; boarding restrictions removed other than on freeway segment
9/64: Off-street terminal in Sunland replaced with turnaround loop via Sunland Blvd. - Fenwick St.
12/64: Turnaround loop modified to operate near previous terminal on Sherman Grove Ave.
8/77: Restructured as 56XL/56XP
(56XL) Los Angeles - Sunland
Express via La Crescenta Ave.
8/77: Restructured from 56F
4/78: Realigned via using Glendale Freeway (SR-2) between La Crescenta and Glendale
11/78: Realigned via Pasadena (SR-110), Golden State (I-5) and Glendale (SR-2) Freeways
6/81: Great Renumbering (to 407)
(56XP) Los Angeles - Sunland
Express via Pennsylvania Ave.
8/77: Restructured from 56F
4/78: Realigned via using Glendale Freeway (SR-2) between La Crescenta and Glendale
11/78: Realigned via Pasadena (SR-110), Golden State (I-5) and Glendale (SR-2) Freeways
6/81: Great Renumbering (to 406)
(61) Verdugo Rd. 12/26: Began operation
10/34: Numbered
6/56: Replaced by branch route of 5
(65) Silverlake - Riverside Dr. 4/58: Renumbered from 87
9/68: Realigned via Ave. 26 in Lincoln Heights
12/80: Replaced by 97 and 201
(74S) Van Nuys - San Fernando
(via Sepulveda Blvd.)
4/58: Renumbered from 84
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Renumbered 19
(74V) Van Nuys - San Fernando
(via Vanowen St.)
4/58: Renumbered from 85
1/62: Supplemental school route deviation established via Sepulveda Blvd. - Rinaldi St. - Laurel Canyon Blvd.
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Renumbered 74
(74) North Hollywood -Van Nuys -
San Fernando
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Renumbered from 74V, extended to North Hollywood via Vanowen St. - Vineland Ave., (replacing 88 on Vanowen), all service realigned via previous school route and Haskell Ave. in Mission Hills, interlined with 16
2/63: Loop through San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University Northridge) established via Nordhoff St. - Etiwanda Ave. - Dearborn Ave. during school hours
3/66: San Fernando Valley State College loop modified to operate on Darby Ave. (then returned to the original alignment three months later)
9/67: San Fernando Valley State College loop realigned to use new dedicated bus lane on Etiwanda Ave. using Vicennes St. - Darby Ave. - Prairie St.
6/66: Realigned in San Fernando to accommodate pedestrian-oriented mall (a previous minor realignment took place 9/64)
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 35 on Reseda Blvd., by 155 in Mission Hills and San Fernando, and by 165 on Vanowen St.
(75A) Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank
(via Allesandro St.)
6/55: Replaced 87 on Glendale Blvd. and Allesandro St. as "alternate route" of 75B (and never designated as 75A on timetable cover)
8/57: Realigned from Hollywood Freeway to Temple St. (with boarding restrictions on Temple St.)
6/58: Realigned to Bellevue Ave. in Elysian Park, replacing 35 shuttle that had been created to ferry passengers across the freeway
11/58: Split from 75S/75V and renumbered 39A
(75B) Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank 6/55: Converted from 29 rail operation, throughlined with 75V on Venice Blvd. and 75S on Olympic Blvd. & San Vicente Blvd.; alternate route established as 75A on Glendale Blvd. and Allesandro St.
8/57: Renumbered 75G
(75G) Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank
(via Glendale Blvd.)
8/57: Renumbered from 75B (but still designated as 75B on timetable cover)
6/58: Realigned to Bellevue Ave. in Elysian Park (with boarding restrictions on Temple St.), replacing 35 shuttle that had been created to ferry passengers across the freeway
11/58: Split from 75S/75V and renumbered 39G
(81) Ventura Blvd. 10/23: Began operation; this was the longest PE bus line at the time, operating from Hollywood to Girard (Woodland Hills). Minor realignments in Hollywood took place in 1924, 1929, and 1930, mainly to service Hollywood Blvd., the Hollywood Stage Depot and the Hollywood Union Bus Depot.
7/32: Extended to Northridge via Reseda Blvd., replacing service to Girard
6/38: Cutback to operate only between Universal City and Tarzana
10/43: Numbered
5/47: Re-extended to Hollywood; Woodland Hills and Northridge branches reinstated
7/50: Cutback at Tarzana (turnaround loop via Burbank Blvd. - Yolanda Ave. established 4/51)
7/53: Realigned in Hollywood
11/54: Encino Park routing ("Hatteras maze") added via Burbank Blvd. - Lindley Ave. - Hatteras St. - Zelzah Ave. - Balcom Ave. - Hatteras St. - Encino Ave. - Hatteras St. - Louise Ave.
12/56: 81H/81V branch designators created
(81H)
Hollywood - Ventura Blvd.
(via Hatteras St.)
12/56: Branch designator of 81
11/59: Extended to Woodland Hills on trial basis
3/60: Trial extension discontinued
6/60: Extended to Pasadena, replacing 17
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Extended to Woodland Hills
3/64: Replaced by 31 between Hollywood and Pasadena, replaced 21 on Hollywood Way
5/66: "Hatteras maze" realigned from Louise Ave. to Balboa Blvd. via Burbank Blvd.
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
6/70: Extended (Monday through Saturday only) to Chatsworth, replacing 131, realigned via Winnetka Ave. - Vanowen St. to serve Pierce College
9/74: Sunday service added west of Reseda Blvd.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 151 on Topanga Canyon Blvd., by 153 on Winnetka Ave., by 154 in Encino ("Hatteras maze"), and by 165 on Vanowen St.; remaining service merged with 81V and renumbered 81
(81V) Hollywood - Ventura Blvd. 12/56: Branch designator of 81
6/60: Extended to Pasadena, replacing 17
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Extended to Reseda and Canoga Park
6/63: Realigned to duplicate 81H to Woodland Hills; western portion on Vanowen St. between Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Platt Ave. replaced by 86
3/64: Replaced by 31 between Hollywood and Pasadena, replaced 21 on Hollywood Way
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
3/75:1975 Grid Merged with 81H and renumbered 81
(81) Ventura Blvd. - Chatsworth -
Hollywood - Burbank
3/75:1975 Grid Renumbered from 81H/81V, terminal moved to Hollywood-Burbank Airport from downtown Burbank
1/77: Extended to Calabasas
6/80: Replaced by 212 on Hollywood Way
12/81: Great Renumbering (to 150)
(82) Lankershim Blvd. - North Hollywood 10/30: Began operation between Universal City and North Hollywood, then via Burbank Blvd. - Tujunga Ave. - Vanowen St. - Laurel Canyon Blvd. - Victory Blvd. loop route (had previously operated between Universal City and San Fernando Rd. 7/24-5/25)
10/31: Extended to Hollywood; North Hollywood loop shortened (Burbank Blvd. - Tujunga Ave. segment eliminated)
8/32: Realigned in Hollywood (deviation to Union Bus Terminal eliminated)
12/35: North Hollywood loop realigned via Whitsett Ave. (additional loop realignments at North Hollywood were made 10/47, 4/48, and 8/50)
6/38: Cutback to operate only between Universal City and North Hollywood
1/43: Rush hour service extended to Sherman Way, loop via Victory Blvd. - Vanowen St. eliminated
10/43: Numbered
5/47: Victory Blvd. - Vanowen St. loop reinstated, Sherman Way extension eliminated
5/49: Replaced by 88S/88V
(83) Van Nuys - Canoga Park 6/38: Replacement for 33 rail service on Sherman Way
7/43: Cutback to end in loop via Van Nuys Blvd. - Vanowen St. - Sepulveda Blvd.
8/46: Extended to Van Nuys Central Business District
10/43: Numbered
5/49: Renumbered 90
(84) Van Nuys - San Fernando 6/38: Replacement for 33 rail service to San Fernando via Van Nuys Blvd. - Parthenia St. - Sepulveda Blvd. - Brand Blvd.
1/43: Extended on Sepulveda Blvd. to Vanowen St.
7/43: Cutback to end in loop via Vanowen St. - Van Nuys Blvd. - Sherman Way
10/43: Numbered
8/56: Realigned in San Fernando (San Fernando depot closed); subsequent minor realignments in downtown San Fernando took place, post-renumbering, in 1964 and 1966
4/58: Renumbered 74S
(85) Sherman Oaks - Van Nuys -
Birmingham Army Hospital -
U.S. Metropolitan Airport
2/44: Began operation; included special service to Woodley Ave. aircraft plants (operated at plant shift change times only)
12/45: Woodley Ave. service discontinued
11/54: Replaced by 90 on Van Nuys Blvd.
8/56: Extended to Northridge, Granada Hills and San Fernando (official route was via Nordhoff St. - Zelzah Ave. - Chatsworth St. - Balboa Blvd. - San Fernando Mission Blvd., but the line was "temporarily" routed via Reseda Blvd. - Devonshire Blvd. "until Zelzah is paved"; the route remained on the "temporary alignment" for nearly 20 years, until 155 was created)
4/58: Renumbered 74V
(85) Cypress Ave. - Verdugo Rd. 1/83: Great Renumbering (from 7A), extended to Glendale College
12/89: Interlined with 27/28
12/06: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 685 on Verdugo Rd. and Eagle Rock Blvd.; remaining service combined with 84
(86) Vermont Ave. - Los Feliz Blvd. 12/23: Began operation (Los Angeles Motor Bus Co., renamed Los Angeles Motor Coach 11/27)
8/24: Combined with Griffith Park line (acquired from the City of Los Angeles 1/24)
10/25: Cutback from downtown Los Angeles to Melrose Ave.
7/31: Branch route to Greek Theatre and Observatory established (operated only when events scheduled)
7/32: Riverside Dr. branch route established to replace portion of Silver Lake Blvd. - Riverside Dr. route
4/33: Original Riverside Dr. branch route discontinued, extended via Allesandro St. - Riverside Dr. to Lincoln Heights
10/34: Numbered
7/43: Replaced by 87 between Silver Lake and Lincoln Heights, Rowena Ave. route segment operated as school service only
5/49: Acquired by Los Angeles Transit Lines
4/58: Renumbered 31
(86) Los Angeles - North Hollywood - Van Nuys
via Riverside Dr.
8/47: Began operation
8/48: Extended to General Motors plant in Van Nuys
2/49: Extended to Panorama City (approved at same time as 8/48 extension but not implemented at that time)
1/53: Realigned in Panorama City via Chase St. - Woodman Ave. - Osborne St.
8/55: Replaced 13 and portion of 19 serving St. Joseph's Hospital, realigned via Laurel Canyon Blvd. - Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood (former route replaced by 20)
4/57: Extended to Pacoima, original route to Nordhoff St./Van Nuys Blvd. kept as shortline route
8/58: Realigned past Griffith Park via Golden State Freeway (I-5)
4/59: Extended to Hill/Olympic in downtown Los Angeles, realigned in Burbank when Golden State Freeway extended north
6/60: Turnaround loop in Pacoima established to replace old terminal on vacant property
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced by 93V between Van Nuys and Pacoima, realigned in Burbank to replace parts of 19 and 22, realigned to service downtown Burbank, peak-hour "freeway flyer" express 86F and branch route 87 created
6/63: Replaced 93A on Sherman Way and far western portion of 81V in Canoga Park
2/64: Loop around Topanga Plaza added
6/64: Two trips per day (one AM, one PM) deviated to Litton/Rocketdyne plant via Vanowen St. - Owensmouth Ave. - Victory Blvd. (these remained on the schedule as "alternate route" trips until the grid restructuring 3/75)
10/64: Extended in downtown Burbank via Alameda Ave.-San Fernando Rd.
7/65: Realigned via Flower St. in downtown Los Angeles (Bunker Hill construction)
5/67: Realigned in downtown Burbank (San Fernando Blvd. closed for six downtown blocks to construct pedestrian-oriented Golden Mall)
3/75:1975 Grid Extended to West Hills Hospital; replaced on Vanowen St. by 165
4/76: Replaced by 163 on Sherman Way
12/81: Late night shortline turnaround loop in North Hollywood realigned
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 96)
(86F) Los Angeles - North Hollywood
Freeway Flyer
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Express version of 86 using freeway between North Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles (board only southbound/no restrictions northbound)
7/66: Extended to Reseda
3/75:1975 Grid Extended to Canoga Park when 86 extended to West Hills Hospital
4/76: Cutback to Van Nuys as 163 replaced 86, boarding restrictions eliminated
10/77: Renumbered 86X
(86X) Los Angeles - North Hollywood - Van Nuys
Express
10/77: Renumbered from 86F
6/82: Great Renumbering (to 412)
(87) Silver Lake Blvd. - Hyperion Ave. -
Talmadge Ave.
7/32: Began operation (Los Angeles Motor Coach)
10/34: Numbered
7/43: Replaced on Hyperion Ave. by 80, replaced 86 between Silver Lake and Lincoln Heights
5/49: Acquired by Los Angeles Transit Lines
6/55: Replaced by 75A on Glendale Blvd. and Allesandro St. (by agreement with Metropolitan Coach Lines to take over that route segment as part of the conversion of 29 from bus to rail) and realigned via Fletcher Dr. to Riverside Dr.
4/58: Renumbered 65
(87) North Hollywood - Studio City -
Sherman Oaks
7/48: Began operation
8/55: Cutback at Studio City (route to/from Sherman Oaks routing operated school trips only), replaced 88S between North Hollywood and Sun Valley
4/62: Replaced by 90
(87) Los Angeles - North Hollywood -
Van Nuys via Victory Blvd.
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced 14 on Burbank Blvd. - Victory Blvd.
6/63: Replaced by 14 (restoring the previous routing of that line)
(87) Studio City - Hollywood Bowl Flyer 7/67: Experimental freeway flyer line between Sportsmen's Lodge and Hollywood Bowl (operated 7/4/67-7/27/67)
(88S) North Hollywood
(to Saticoy St.)
5/49: Replaced 82 on Lankershim Blvd., extended to Saticoy St./Tujunga Ave.
8/55: Replaced by 87
(88V) North Hollywood
(to Vanowen St.)
4/49: Replaced 82 loop route with extension to Van Nuys via Vanowen St.
8/55: Renumbered 88
(88) North Hollywood - Van Nuys 8/55: Renumbered from 88V
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced by 74
(88) Universal Studios -
Busch Gardens Express
6/66: Summer express line between downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens in Van Nuys (experimental line operated during Busch Gardens' inaugural year, 6/19-9/18/66)
(88) San Diego Freeway Flyer 5/67: Began operation, Monday through Saturday only (the San Diego Freeway opened between the Valley and the Westside 12/21/62)
11/68: Extended via I-405 to Westchester and via Sepulveda Blvd. to LAX (board only northbound/discharge only southbound on extension)
8/73: Boarding restriction prohibiting local operation in Westchester eliminated
1/76: Sunday service added
5/76: Realigned to operate through Fox Hills Mall
6/76: Loop through LAX discontinued and south terminal moved to 88th St./Vicksburg Ave. (a total of 13 RTD lines were removed from the terminal loop inside LAX; new Line 206 minibus replaced the removed route segment, was renumbered 608 in the "Great Renumbering" 10/83, and was replaced by LAX' s own shuttle service from the new LAX City Bus Center 7/84)
1/77: Extended to Lake View Terrace, replacing 157 on Van Nuys Blvd.
9/80: Westwood terminal relocated to Federal Building
11/81: Night service extended to Imperial Terminal
7/82: Off-freeway stop added at Mulholland Dr. park-ride lot
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 560)
(90) Van Nuys - Canoga Park
(1949-1962)





San Fernando - Studio City -
Van Nuys - Granada Hills
(1962-1975)
5/49: Renumbered from 83
11/54: Replaced 85 on Van Nuys Blvd.
9/60: Sherman Oaks terminal relocated north of Ventura Blvd.
4/62: Replaced 87 on Laurel Canyon and Lankershim Blvds. (a modified route, primarily via Riverside Dr., replaced the "school days only" 87 routing between Sherman Oaks and Studio City, operating all day)

11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced by 16 on Lankershim Blvd. and by 93A on Sherman Way; replaced 14 on Laurel Canyon Blvd., extended on Van Nuys Blvd. to Panorama City and to Granada Hills, primarily via Plummer and Devonshire Sts.
6/63: Replaced 19 between San Fernando and Van Nuys, 84 on Sepulveda Blvd. and 88 on Van Nuys Blvd., replaced by 16 in North Hollywood, Granada Hills extension discontinued (partially replaced by 93)
6/66: Realigned in San Fernando to accommodate pedestrian-oriented mall
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 157 on Sepulveda and Van Nuys Blvds., by 162 on Riverside Dr., by 164 on Victory Blvd., and by 160 on Laurel Canyon Blvd.
90 Foothill Blvd. - Pennsylvania Ave. -
Glendale Ave.
6/81: Great Renumbering (from 56P), extended in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St./Venice Blvd.
4/89: Interlined 169 weekend shortline to Burbank Airport added; late night service shortlined at Glendale Ave./San Fernando Rd.
7/90: Extended to Sylmar on weekdays, shortline turnaround loop and terminal realigned to 169 routing, downtown Los Angeles terminal returned to original 11th St./Main St. location
4/91: Shortline turnaround loop realigned to old routing
6/03: SectorSaturday route extended to Sylmar
6/06: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St. due to closure of Spring St. contraflow lane
6/07: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 290 between Sunland and Sylmar (Saturday service interlined)
6/13: Re-extended to Olive View Medical Center (replacing 290), north turnaround loop modified ®
(91) Los Angeles - North Hollywood -
Van Nuys via Sunset Blvd.
10/50: Replacement for 28 rail service
12/52: Express version created as 93
9/54: Duplicated 93 route segment discontinued, remaining service extended west via Hollywood and Santa Monica Blvds. to Century City and via Sunset Blvd. to Beverly Hills

(There are two modern-day descendants of Line 91. Today's Metro Line 217 is the direct descendant of Line 91W, operating on Hollywood Blvd.; it was renumbered 6/81 to Line 1, and interlined Line 217 assumed the entire Hollywood Blvd. service 6/99. The segment east of Hollywood/Vine Station was discontinued 6/11, with Lines 180 and 181 continuing to serve that segment of Hollywood Blvd. Line 217 was extended to Culver City Transit Center, replacing part of Line 439, 6/12. Line 2 is the descendant of Line 91S, operating on Sunset Blvd.; it was restructured 6/81, with the 91S service becoming Lines 2 and 3 to Beverly Hills and Line 3 continuing from there on the original 91S alignment until its cancellation 6/03.)
91 Foothill Blvd. - La Crescenta Ave. -
Glendale Ave.
6/81: Great Renumbering (from 56L), extended in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St./Venice Blvd.
4/89: Interlined 169 weekend shortline to Burbank Airport added; late night service shortlined at Glendale Ave./San Fernando Rd.
7/90: Extended to Sylmar on weekdays, shortline turnaround loop and terminal realigned to 169 routing, downtown Los Angeles terminal returned to original 11th St./Main St. location
4/91: Shortline turnaround loop realigned to old routing
6/06: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St. due to closure of Spring St. contraflow lane
6/07: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 290 between Sunland and Sylmar (Saturday service interlined)
6/13: North turnaround loop modified ®
(92) Los Angeles - Lockheed Air Terminal
Employee Service
1945-46: Service between Lockheed Air Terminal and Olympic/Doheny
92 Los Angeles - Glendale -
Burbank - [San Fernando]
via Glendale Blvd.
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 39G), extended to San Fernando
11/86: Northbound service realigned to Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
12/87: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Spring St. southbound and Main St. northbound
2/94: North terminal relocated to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
6/94: Reroute in downtown Burbank
12/02: Shortline terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station
6/03: Merged with 93
6/06: Route cutback in downtown Los Angeles to Main/11th
6/07: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 292 between Burbank and Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station (night service interlined)
(93) Los Angeles - Lockheed Air Terminal
Employee Service
1945-46: Service between Lockheed Air Terminal and Olympic/Fairfax
(93) Los Angeles - North Hollywood - Van Nuys
via Hollywood
12/52: Express version of 91, operating on Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles
9/54: "Limited" version (eventually designated 93L) established, bypassing Hollywood during weekday peak-hours
11/56: Experimental weekday peak-hour park-ride flyer between Hollywood Bowl and downtown Los Angeles implemented (cancelled 5/57)
4/60: Weekday peak-hour 93F "freeway flyer" express created
11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan 93A branch created, remaining service numbered 93V
(93L) Los Angeles - North Hollywood - Van Nuys
Limited
9/54: Weekday peak-hour "limited" version of 93, using Hollywood Freeway between downtown Los Angeles and Universal City (shown as "Ltd" on timetables until 7/76, then officially designated 93L)
3/75: Boarding restrictions added preventing travel between Hollywood Freeway stops
11/77: Renumbered 93XU
(93A) Los Angeles - Van Nuys - Canoga Park 11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Replaced 90 on Sherman Way
6/63: Replaced by 86
(93V) Los Angeles - Van Nuys - Pacoima 11/62:1962 Service Expansion Plan Renumbered from 93, replaced 86 between Van Nuys and Panorama City and extended to Lake View Terrace, alternate Sunday route established to Sepulveda Veterans Hospital via Plummer St. (because 90 only ran Monday through Saturday)
6/63: Renumbered 93 as 93A replaced by 86
(93) Los Angeles - Van Nuys - Pacoima 6/63: Renumbered from 93V; alternate route to Sepulveda Veterans Hospital operated seven days a week (replacing 90)
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 157 north of Panorama City on Van Nuys Blvd. and Foothill Blvd.
9/75: Extended to Northridge Fashion Center, replacing portion of 168
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 420)
(93F) Central Valley Freeway Flyer 4/60: Weekday peak-hour express version of 93 (board only southbound/discharge only northbound)
4/61: Extended to Nordhoff St.
4/74: Boarding restrictions eliminated north of Van Nuys Blvd./Sherman Way
11/74: Realigned via Riverside Dr. - Woodman Ave. (making permanent a construction detour established 6/74)
3/75: Boarding restrictions added preventing travel between Hollywood Freeway stops, realigned via 93 alignment north of Roscoe Blvd.
9/75: Boarding restrictions eliminated on Riverside Dr.
11/77: Renumbered 93XO
(93XO) Los Angeles - Arleta
Express via Sherman Oaks
11/77: Renumbered from 93F, realigned via Riverside Dr. - Woodman Ave.
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 422)
(93XU) Los Angeles - Panorama City
Express via Universal City
11/77: Renumbered from 93L
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 421)
(93) Los Angeles - Glendale -
Burbank - San Fernando
via Allesandro St.
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 39A; the "Great Renumbering" resulted in the potentially confusing line number change of old Line 39A becoming new Line 93 simultaneously with old Line 93 becoming new Line 420)
11/86: Northbound service realigned to Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
12/87: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Spring St. southbound and Main St. northbound
2/94: North terminal relocated to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
6/94: Reroute in downtown Burbank
12/02: Shortline terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station
6/03: SectorAllesandro St. segment replaced by realigned 603, remaining service merged into 92
(94) Los Angeles - Lockheed Air Terminal
Employee Service
1945-46: Service between Lockheed Air Terminal and Pico/Rimpau
94 San Fernando Rd. 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 24)
12/88: Loop through Burbank Airport discontinued
12/89: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 3rd St. - Magnolia Blvd. (San Fernando Blvd. permanently closed between Cypress Ave. and Magnolia Blvd. for Media City Center)
12/90: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 1st St.
2/94: Shortline terminal relocated to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
12/94: Service to Sylmar Juvenile Hall discontinued
6/95: SFVTRSService to Sylmar Juvenile Hall restored via alternate route (three daily roundtrips weekdays, two roundtrips Sundays; trips scheduled around juvenile court dismissal times and visiting hours, similar to previous 15 service)
12/96: SFVTRSLimited-stop 394 established
7/98: Service to Sylmar Juvenile Hall discontinued (then operated again by Smart Shuttle 11/00-9/01)
6/06: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St. due to closure of Spring St. contraflow lane
12/06: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 224 between Sun Valley and Sylmar (night service interlined)
6/08: Metro ConnectionsRe-extended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station to bridge gap between 724 and 794
6/09: North terminal relocated back to Sun Valley as 794 extended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station (night service re-interlined with 224)
6/11: Re-extended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station on weekends (replacement for 794)
12/13: Realigned between Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport and downtown Burbank (Caltrans construction on I-5 bridge over San Fernando Blvd.); north terminal relocated to Tuxford St./Lankershim Blvd.
(95) Los Angeles - Lockheed Air Terminal
Employee Service
1945-46: Service between Lockheed Air Terminal and Virgil Garage
96 Los Angeles - Burbank -
[North Hollywood - Van Nuys -
Sherman Oaks]
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 86)
11/86: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Olive St. (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
12/88: Route cutback at north end from Van Nuys to North Hollywood, realigned via 97 route through L.A. Zoo (97 became branch route); realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Grand Ave. southbound and Olive St. - Flower St. northbound
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced 97 on Riverside Dr., replaced by 166 on Lankershim Blvd., weekday service realigned through Burbank Metrolink Station
2/97: Sunday service realigned through Burbank Metrolink Station
9/97: Realigned to service Burbank Metrolink Station from south (reconstruction of bus bays on north)
6/98: Original route to Burbank Metrolink Station restored
12/03: Sunday service through Burbank Metrolink Station discontinued
12/09: Minor reroute via Fletcher Dr. and Glendale Blvd. to serve Silverlake Library
6/11: Blue Ribbon CommitteeReplaced by 155 between Burbank Metrolink Station and Sherman Oaks
(97) Los Angeles - Riverside Dr. -
Sherman Oaks via L.A. Zoo
12/80: Replaced portions of 23, 65 and 162
9/81: Realigned to Alameda Ave. from Riverside Dr. east of Buena Vista St.
12/88: Replaced by 152 on Alameda Ave. - Main St. - Victory Pl., realigned via 96 route on Olive Ave. and in downtown Los Angeles (merged with 96 as branch route)
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by 96 on Riverside Dr. and by 166 on Lankershim Blvd.
(108) Pasadena - Rosemead - Monrovia 8/67: Replaced Pasadena City Lines 1 (as 181; when RTD assumed responsibility for PCL service, the lines were temporarily operated under their PCL numbers but assigned internal numbers in the 180s); this line had been established in 1941 when PE rail service on Colorado St. (which had its origins in a horse car line in 1886) was converted to bus
3/68: Highland Park segment replaced by 31 and 107, renumbered
2/76: Rosemead Blvd. branch replaced by 829
4/76: Replaced by 434
(119) La Cañada - Pasadena 8/67: Replaced Pasadena City Lines 6 (as 186; when RTD assumed responsibility for PCL service, the lines were temporarily operated under their PCL numbers but assigned internal numbers in the 180s); the earliest incarnation of this line was the PE Flintridge line, which began in 1923 and identified as Line G by 1936, numbered after becoming part of Pasadena City Lines 1/41 (originally, PCL 6 only operated the Pasadena service; the La Cañada service was restored in 1947)
10/68: Duplicated 61 segment eliminated, extended to Hastings Ranch, renumbered
9/72: Merged with 19
(119) Sunland - Lakeview Terrace 12/72: Experimental line interconnecting 56L/56P in Sunland with 93 in Lakeview Terrace; an extension of the existing service was not possible because the Foothill Blvd. bridge over the Tujunga Wash had been washed out in the 1969 floods and RTD used smaller equipment for this shuttle in order to navigate a narrower bridge over the Wash on Wentworth Pl.
7/73: Cancelled (it would be another eight years before Foothill Blvd. would be reopened over the Tujunga Wash, and it would be another nine years after that before 90/91 would be extended to Sylmar)
(121) Los Angeles - Roscoe Blvd.
Freeway Flyer
4/71: Began operation (no boarding restrictions)
6/80: Merged with 721
(122) Los Angeles - Burbank -
North Hollywood - Van Nuys
Freeway Flyer
6/68: Began operation (boarding restrictions in downtown Los Angeles only), with a few reverse-direction express trips and all midday service bi-directional without express segment)
3/75:1975 Grid Off-peak local service between Van Nuys and North Hollywood replaced by 163
7/77: Realigned in downtown Burbank
12/81: Reverse-direction service eliminated
9/82: Great Renumbering (to 413)
(123) Westlake Village - Los Angeles
Freeway Flyer
10/76: Express version of 161 (boarding restrictions in downtown Los Angeles only)
3/77: Realigned to Ventura (US-101) Freeway past Agoura
6/79: Realigned in Calabasas via Park Granada Blvd.
2/83: Great Renumbering (to 423)
(131) Topanga Canyon Blvd. 10/68: Began operation
6/70: Replaced by 81H
(138) Fulton Ave. - Woodman Ave. 9/70: Began operation
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 158 on Woodman Ave.; Fulton Ave. service discontinued
(139) Chatsworth - Van Nuys 4/73: Began operation
4/74: Extended to Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Blvd. - Ventura Blvd.
9/74: Extended to Woodland Hills via Ventura Blvd. - Sepulveda Blvd. - Victory Blvd. - DeSoto Ave. - Oxnard St.; Sherman Oaks route realigned via Riverside Dr.
12/74: Extended to Woodman Ave. in Sherman Oaks
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 154 on Tampa Ave., by 157 on Van Nuys and Sepulveda Blvds., by 158 on Devonshire St., by 164 on Victory Blvd., and by 166 on Nordhoff St.
(143) Encino - Granada Hills 4/73: Began operation
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 156
(144) Valley - Wilshire Blvd. - Los Angeles
Freeway Flyer
4/73: Began operation (board only southbound/discharge only northbound)
7/74: Boarding restrictions added (discharge only in Hollywood both directions, discharge only eastbound/board only westbound east of Wilshire Blvd./Rossmore Ave.)
9/81: Great Renumbering (to 426)
(148) San Fernando Valley
School Specials
For a brief period around 1971-72, the "school tripper routes" of various Valley lines were operated as Line 148, but no records exist of the precise routings or dates service operated under the 148 line number. Click here for information on what we believe was the predecessor to Line 148 service.
(150) Ventura Blvd. 12/81: Great Renumbering (from 81)
9/86: Replaced by 161 in Woodland Hills and by 424 between Woodland Hills and Universal City
150 Canoga Park - Warner Center - Ventura Blvd. -
Universal City Red Line Station
6/00: MOS-3Renumbered from 424
12/01: Owl service extended to Warner Center
6/02: Realigned via "flyover bridge" from Ventura Blvd. to Universal City Red Line Station, stops east of Vineland Ave. eliminated
(151) Valley Circle Blvd. - Mulholland Dr. -
Topanga Canyon Blvd.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 81H/81V on Topanga Canyon Blvd. and 180 on Mulholland Dr. and Valley Circle Blvd. and realigned/extended to West Hills Hospital
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 245)
152 Fallbrook Ave. - Roscoe Blvd. -
Vineland Ave. [- Burbank]
3/75:1975 Grid Renumbered from 16, realigned and extended to Universal City via Vineland Ave., replacing portion of 74
6/85: West turnaround loop realigned to operate south of Ventura Blvd. (previous loop routings were through residential areas north of Ventura Blvd.; the original 9/74 loop was previously modified in 5/76, 11/79 and 1/80)
12/88: Extended to Burbank via Alameda Ave. - Main St. - Victory Pl. - Olive Ave. as replacement for realigned 97
6/92: East weekday terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station
3/93: Additional weekday shuttle begun between downtown Burbank and Burbank Metrolink Station
9/94: Shuttle cancelled, weekend east turnaround loop realigned
2/97: Saturday service extended to Burbank Metrolink Station
9/97: Realigned to service Burbank Metrolink Station from south (reconstruction of bus bays on north)
6/98: Original route to Burbank Metrolink Station restored
6/00: MOS-3Realigned to serve North Hollywood and Universal City Red Line Stations, Sunday service extended to Burbank Metrolink Station
12/01: Route between Burbank Metrolink Station and Universal City Red Line Station separated and interlined with 154 on weekdays (within six months, this was modified to round-trippers operated by all lines normally terminating at either station)
12/06: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 156 south of North Hollywood Red Line Station and by 155 between Universal City Red Line Station and Burbank Metrolink Station; 153 branch route established
(153) De Soto Ave. - Ventura Blvd. -
Winnetka Ave.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 180 on De Soto Ave., replaced 81H/81V on Winnetka Ave., extended to Northridge
7/77: Weekend service discontinued
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 243)
(153) Woodland Hills -
North Hollywood Red Line Station
via Sun Valley Metrolink Station
12/06: Metro Connections Weekday peak-hour branch of 152, operating via San Fernando Rd. between Tuxford St. and Sunland Blvd.
12/09: Cancelled (all service operated via 152 routing)
154 [Tampa Ave. -] Ventura Blvd. -
Burbank Blvd. - Oxnard St.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 81H in Encino, replaced 139 and 182 on Tampa Ave.
7/76: Extended to Porter Ranch
7/77: Realigned in downtown Burbank from Cypress Ave. to San Jose Ave.
9/82: "Hatteras maze" segment discontinued in Encino (realigned via Burbank Blvd.)
6/86: Sunday service discontinued
12/89: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 3rd St. - Magnolia Blvd. (San Fernando Blvd. permanently closed between Cypress Ave. and Magnolia Blvd. for Media City Center)
12/90: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 1st St.
6/94: East weekday terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station (replacing post-earthquake route extension via detour implemented 1/94)
2/97: Saturday service extended to Burbank Metrolink Station
9/97: Realigned to original east terminal (reconstruction of Burbank Metrolink Station bus bays)
6/98: Original route to Burbank Metrolink Station restored
6/00: MOS-3Realigned to serve North Hollywood Red Line Station and Northridge Metrolink Station
12/01: Interlined with 152 shortlines operating between Burbank Metrolink Station and Universal City Red Line Station on weekdays (at the 6/02 service change, these were separated from 154, and became round-trippers operated by all lines normally terminating at either station)
6/03: Saturday service extended to Porter Ranch Town Center as result of interlining with 243
6/05: BuswayReplaced on Tampa Ave. by 242
6/07: Saturday service discontinued
12/13: Realigned to operate past LADOT park-ride lot in Encino
(155) White Oak Ave. - Zelzah Ave. -
Rinaldi St.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 74 in San Fernando and Mission Hills, realigned in Granada Hills via Louise Ave., extended through Northridge to Encino via Zelzah and White Oak Aves.
11/75: Routing to south terminal realigned from Magnolia Blvd. to Newcastle Ave.
4/76: Interlined with 160
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 239)
155 Sherman Oaks -
Universal City Red Line Station -
Burbank Metrolink Station
12/06: Metro ConnectionsReplaced 152 between Universal City Red Line Station and Burbank Metrolink Station
6/07: Metro ConnectionsRealigned via 96 route in Burbank Media District; weekend service discontinued and remaining service interlined with 292
6/11: Blue Ribbon CommitteeRealigned and extended to replace 96 between Burbank Metrolink Station and Sherman Oaks; weekend service restored along entire line
6/12: Interline with 292 discontinued
(156) Balboa Blvd. - Ventura Blvd. -
Woodley Ave.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 143 on Balboa Blvd. (and extended farther north), new service added on Woodley Ave.
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 236)
156 [Panorama City -] Van Nuys -
North Hollywood Red Line Station -
Hollywood - [L.A. City College]
6/00: MOS-3Renumbered from 420 and realigned back to Chandler Blvd., replacing construction detour via Tujunga Ave. - Magnolia Blvd. implemented 12/97
10/05: BuswayCutback to operate between Van Nuys and Hollywood in non-owl dayparts
12/06: Metro ConnectionsRealigned to Vineland Ave. between North Hollywood and Universal City Red Line Stations as replacement for 152, owl service renumbered 656
(157) Sepulveda Blvd. - Van Nuys Blvd. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 90 and 139 on Sepulveda Blvd., replaced 93, 139 and 182 on Van Nuys Blvd.
4/76: Extended in Sylmar, replacing southern portion of 167
1/77: Replaced by 88 on Van Nuys Blvd.
9/78: Extended to El Cariso Park
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 234)
158 Devonshire St. - Woodman Ave. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 138 on Woodman Ave., replaced 139 and 182 on Devonshire St.
9/75: West terminal relocated to Valley Circle Blvd.
6/88: Interlined with 245
6/92: Interline with 245 discontinued
6/03: Weekend west terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station and interline with 245 reinstated on weekends
6/04: Weekend interline with 245 discontinued
6/06: Metro ConnectionsRealigned in Sherman Oaks to shared terminal with 96, 233, 237 and 761
12/06: Metro ConnectionsWeekday west terminal cutback at Chatsworth Metrolink Station, matching weekend service change in 6/03
(159) Coldwater Canyon Ave. - Lankershim Blvd. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 16 on Lankershim Blvd., new service added on Coldwater Canyon Blvd.
4/75: Turnaround loops realigned at both ends
6/77: East terminal realigned to Ridgemoore Dr. (RTD had considerable difficulty with residents in Studio City objecting to buses operating in their neighborhoods; numerous turnaround loops were attempted in the first three years of operation)
4/78: East terminal realigned to Ventura Pl.
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 228)
(160) Laurel Canyon Blvd. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced portion of 90
4/76: Interlined with 155, south terminal realigned to Ventura Pl.
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 230)
(161) Buena Vista St. 3/75:1975 Grid Began operation
7/75: Cancelled
161 Thousand Oaks - Westlake Village -
Agoura Hills - Calabasas -
[Canoga Park] Warner Center
10/76: Began operation
7/77: Weekend service discontinued
8/77: Realigned via Canoga Ave. - Oxnard St. through Warner Center
6/79: Realigned in Calabasas via Park Granada Blvd., realigned via Agoura Rd. between Reyes Adobe and Kanan Rds.
6/86: Realigned via Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Agoura Hills, turnaround loop in Westlake Village realigned
9/86: Weekend shortline added to replace 150 between Canoga Park and Woodland Hills
12/90: Realigned in Calabasas to operate bi-directional on Agoura Rd. between Las Virgenes and Lost Hills Rds. (Note: The affected segment of Agoura Rd. was named "Rondel St." until 1988, and was shown on previous maps by that name)
6/91: Realigned in Westlake Village to serve new business park on Via Colinas
6/96: Weekend shortline realigned and extended to operate between Woodland Hills and Westlake Village
12/96: Realigned to Owensmouth Ave. from Topanga Canyon Blvd.
12/01: Weekday service extended to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
5/02: Realigned via Agoura Rd. between Calabasas and Agoura Hills
5/04: Realigned to Canoga Ave. from Owensmouth Ave. (Warner Center Transit Hub construction)
6/05: BuswayEast weekday terminal relocated to Warner Center Transit Hub
6/06: Via Colinas route segment discontinued (restoring pre-6/91 route via Lindero Canyon Rd.), four weekend roundtrips (two morning, two afternoon) extended to Warner Center Transit Hub
6/07: Remaining Saturday service extended to Warner Center Transit Hub, Sunday service interlined with 245
12/13: Saturday service extended to Thousand Oaks Transit Center
(162) Riverside Dr. - Victory Blvd. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 90 on Riverside Dr.
4/76: Replaced 24G on Glenoaks Blvd.
12/80: Replaced by 39A/39G on Glenoaks Blvd. and by 97 on Riverside Dr.
162 West Hills Medical Center -
North Hollywood Red Line Station
via Sherman Way - Lankershim Blvd.
6/12: Blue Ribbon CommitteeRenumbered from 363, converted from limited- to local-stop service
12/12: Route into North Hollywood Station realigned back to Chandler Blvd. from Cumpston St. ®
163 Sherman Way [- Magnolia Blvd. -
Hollywood Way]
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 14 on Magnolia Blvd., replaced off-peak portion of 122 on Sherman Way
4/76: Replaced 86 between Van Nuys and West Hills
7/77: Realigned in downtown Burbank from Cypress Ave. to San Jose Ave.
1/78: Realigned via 165 route adjacent to Burbank Airport
6/80: Replaced by 20 on Magnolia Blvd.
12/88: Loop through Burbank Airport discontinued
12/89: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 3rd St. - Magnolia Blvd. (San Fernando Blvd. permanently closed between Cypress Ave. and Magnolia Blvd. for Media City Center)
12/90: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 1st St.
6/94: East weekday terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station (making permanent post-earthquake route extension via detour implemented 1/94)
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced 212 on Hollywood Way
6/99: MOS-2BRealigned to serve Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station
6/00: Hollywood Bowl shuttle from Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station ("Line 600-163", operated June to September each year)
12/04: Route between Sun Valley and Hollywood separated from Sherman Way segment middays and afternoon peak-hour on weekdays (half of the separated trips were recombined one month later, with a timed transfer hold in Sun Valley; all service was restored to throughlining 6/05)
11/05: Line 600-163 cancelled as Hollywood Bowl announces they will begin operating shuttle from Hollywood/Highland Red Line Station in 2006
6/08: Metro ConnectionsReplaced between Sun Valley and Hollywood/Highland Station by 222 (night service interlined)
164 Victory Blvd. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 14 and 139 on Victory Blvd.
10/75: Interlined with 165
7/77: Realigned in downtown Burbank from Cypress Ave. to San Jose Ave. (then layover zones consolidated 1/78 with 163 and 165)
12/89: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 3rd St. - Magnolia Blvd. (San Fernando Blvd. permanently closed between Cypress Ave. and Magnolia Blvd. for Media City Center)
12/90: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 1st St.
6/94: East weekday terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station (replacing post-earthquake route extension via detour implemented 1/94)
6/95: SFVTRS Realigned through Warner Center via Topanga Canyon Blvd. - Oxnard St. - Owensmouth Ave.
6/97: Line change point to/from 165 moved to Warner Center (late night service to West Hills operated as 165)
8/97: Line change point restored at West Hills; eastbound service realigned into clockwise loop at Warner Center (matching westbound route on Owensmouth Ave. - Oxnard St. - Topanga Canyon Blvd.)
9/97: Weekday service realigned to weekend east terminal (reconstruction of Burbank Metrolink Station bus bays)
6/98: Original route restored to (and weekend service added to) Burbank Metrolink Station
12/98: Warner Center clockwise loop replaced with bi-directional service on Topanga Canyon Blvd. - Oxnard St. - Owensmouth Ave.
12/01: Late night turnaround loop realigned via Platt Ave.
5/04: Realigned to Canoga Ave. from Owensmouth Ave. (Warner Center Transit Hub construction)
6/05: Realigned back to Owensmouth Ave.
12/07: Interline with 165 discontinued; all service routed via late night turnaround loop in West Hills
165 Vanowen St. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 74, 81H, 86 and short segments of other lines on Vanowen St., extended east to Burbank
10/75: Interlined with 164
7/77: Realigned in downtown Burbank from Cypress Ave. to San Jose Ave. (then layover zones consolidated 1/78 with 163 and 164)
12/88: Loop through Burbank Airport discontinued
12/89: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 3rd St. - Magnolia Blvd. (San Fernando Blvd. permanently closed between Cypress Ave. and Magnolia Blvd. for Media City Center)
12/90: Realigned in downtown Burbank via 1st St.
6/94: East weekday terminal relocated to Burbank Metrolink Station (replacing post-earthquake route extension via detour implemented 1/94)
6/97: Line change point to/from 164 moved to Warner Center, late night service added between West Hills and Canoga Park
8/97: Line change point restored at West Hills
9/97: Weekday service realigned to weekend east terminal (reconstruction of Burbank Metrolink Station bus bays)
6/98: Original route restored to (and weekend service added to) Burbank Metrolink Station
12/07: Interline with 164 discontinued and new West Hills turnaround loop via Platt Ave. created
12/10: Service at Burbank Airport realigned to operate direct via Empire Ave. ®
166 Nordhoff St. - Osborne St. -
[Lankershim Blvd.]
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 139 and 182 on Nordhoff St. and extended via Osborne St. to Lakeview Terrace
10/75: Extended to Pacoima Lutheran Hospital, interlined with 168
12/95: SFVTRSReplaced 96, 97 and 228 on Lankershim Blvd., west terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station, interline with 168 discontinued
12/96: West turnaround loop realigned via Canoga Ave. (making permanent a detour route implemented 5/96)
6/00: MOS-3East terminal relocated to Universal City Red Line Station
12/06: Metro ConnectionsEast terminal cutback at Sun Valley, replaced on Lankershim Blvd. by 224, limited-stop 364 established
(167) San Fernando Rd.- Roxford St. -
Maclay Ave. - Sayre Ave.
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 15
4/76: Replaced by 24 and 157
167 Plummer St. - Coldwater Canyon Ave. 9/86: Replaced 420 on Plummer St. and extended to De Soto Ave.
7/95: Routing through Sepulveda V.A. Hospital modified to accommodate requests by hospital administration for stop relocations and additions
12/95: SFVTRSReplaced 228 on Coldwater Canyon Ave., west terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station, replaced by 169 on Chase St.
6/96: SFVTRSNight service shortlined in Panorama City
2/98: BRUChase St. route segment reinstated
10/05: BuswayRealigned to serve Valley College Orange Line Station
6/12: Blue Ribbon CommitteeRealigned to operate through CSUN Transit Station
12/13: Night service extended to operate along entire route
(168) Lassen St. - Plummer St. - Paxton St. 3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 182 on Paxton St., extended via Lassen St. to Chatsworth and via Plummer St. back to Panorama City
10/75: Plummer St. service (largely duplicated by 93 and 153) cancelled, extended west to Topanga Canyon Blvd. and interlined with 166
6/86: Sunday service discontinued
6/90: Extended to Foothill Blvd. via Paxton St., replacing Glenoaks Blvd. routing
12/95: Interline with 166 discontinued
6/05: SectorRealigned to serve Northridge Fashion Center via Corbin Ave. - Plummer St. - Tampa Ave., realigned in Pacoima via Laurel Canyon Blvd., midday and Saturday service discontinued
12/10: Cancelled
169 Warner Center Transit Hub -
Saticoy St. -
[Hollywood-Burbank Airport -
Sunland Blvd.]
Bob Hope Airport
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced 16 on Saticoy St. and extended to Sunland via original 16 routing, extended to Canoga Park
2/76: Extended to Sherman Way via Topanga Canyon Blvd.
7/77: Sunday service discontinued
6/86: Saturday service discontinued
12/88: Loop through Burbank Airport discontinued
4/89: Weekend shortline to Burbank Airport restored as interline with 90/91
6/91: Extended to West Hills
6/95: SFVTRSRealigned in Sun Valley (weekend-only shortline to Burbank Airport retained)
12/95: SFVTRSReplaced 167 in Panorama City
6/05: Interlined with 645
12/13: Interline with 645 discontinued
6/14: East terminal realigned to Bob Hope Airport using weekend routing, replaced on Sunland Blvd. by 222; extended to Warner Center, replacing 645
(170) Granada Hills Minibus Loop 11/77: Began operation
3/78: Cancelled (170 was an experimental line that operated in the residential areas north of Rinaldi St.; it was only lightly patronized and most area residents objected to its operation)
177 [Glendale -] La Cañada -
Pasadena [- Arcadia -
Monrovia - Duarte]
6/81: Great Renumbering (from 434)
9/85: Realigned via Lincoln Ave. in Rose Bowl area
7/86: Realigned from Ocean View Blvd. to La Crescenta Ave. to bridge service gap on Foothill Blvd.
3/91: East terminal realigned when City of Hope closed main driveway to bus traffic
2/92: Deviation to/from Verdugo Hills Hospital realigned, "alternate route" to/from Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made part of regular route
6/92: East turnaround loop realigned via Huntington Dr.
6/96: Deviation to/from Verdugo Hills Hospital realigned again
4/00: SFVTRSReplaced by Glendale Beeline 3 west of JPL
6/03: MGLRealigned to serve Del Mar and Allen Gold Line Stations
12/03: Realigned to operate via 210 freeway between JPL and Del Mar Gold Line Station (service to Rose Bowl replaced by Pasadena ARTS 50), although the extension was mistakenly shown on the timetable map as Glendale Beeline 3
12/05: Service east of Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station discontinued (this was originally proposed in the SFVTRS -- see 4/00 changes -- but Foothill Transit declined to provide replacement service)
6/09: Segment between Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station and Pasadena City College (PCC) converted to peak-hour/peak-direction operation, with westbound service to JPL operating 5:30am-4pm, eastbound service from JPL operating 9am-6:30pm, and bi-directional service only between JPL and PCC 9am-4pm
6/10: Midday service reconfigured to operate through JPL without layover
12/10: Midday service discontinued (remaining service operated only westbound to JPL in morning peak-hour and eastbound to Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station in afternoon peak-hour)
6/12: Service between Pasadena City College and Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station discontinued
(180) Bouquet Canyon - Saugus - Newhall 11/72: Replaced one side of 183 loop (no Sunday service)
4/73: Cancelled
(180) San Fernando Valley
Beach Express
7/73: Valley-to-Santa Monica beach service begun
9/73: Suspended (reinstated in 1974 as 605)
(180) Chatsworth - Canoga Park -
Fallbrook Square
9/74: Began operation
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 151 on Topanga Canyon Blvd., Mulholland Dr., and Valley Circle Blvd. and by 153 on DeSoto Ave.
180 Hollywood - Glendale - Pasadena 10/81: Great Renumbering (from 436), realigned in Glendale from Brand Blvd. to Central Ave.
9/90: Minor realignment in Altadena due to permanent street closure
1/94: Detoured to/from Glendale Metrolink Station after Northridge earthquake (5:00am to 9:00pm weekdays only; detour cancelled after two months)
6/96: SFVTRSShortline terminal moved from Eagle Rock Blvd. to Figueroa St.
12/02: Replaced by limited-stop version 380 weekday peak-hours
6/03: West terminal relocated to Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station
12/04: Weekday peak-hour service restored as Metro Rapid 780 replaced 380
12/05: Remaining freeway segment between Eagle Rock and Pasadena realigned back to Colorado Blvd. (completing the elimination of a detour implemented in 1969 on 31)
6/11: Late night shortline added between Altadena and Lake Gold Line Station (replacement for cancelled 485 trips)
181 Hollywood - Glendale [- Cal Tech] -
Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station
10/81: Great Renumbering (from 436A), realigned in Glendale from Brand Blvd. to Central Ave.
1/94: Detoured to/from Glendale Metrolink Station after Northridge earthquake (5:00am to 9:00pm weekdays only; detour cancelled after two months)
6/95: SFVTRSEast terminal relocated to Pasadena City College
6/03: MGLExtended to Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station, west terminal relocated to Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station
12/05: Remaining freeway segment between Eagle Rock and Pasadena realigned back to Colorado Blvd. (completing the elimination of a detour implemented in 1969 on 31)
(182) Valencia - Newhall - Saugus -
Friendly Valley
7/72: Began operation (no Sunday service); loop operated alternating clockwise and counter-clockwise trips
4/73: Cancelled (the Santa Clarita Valley region formally withdrew from RTD 1/75; Los Angeles County subsequently funded various lines in 1977-78, and operated "Santa Clarita Valley Transit" 1981-82; Santa Clarita Transit was created approximately one year after the city incorporated in 1987)
(182) Pacoima -
West Valley Industrial Center
11/74: Began operation
12/74: Realigned in Pacoima (at request of Mayor Bradley's Advisory Committee on Transportation)
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 154 on Tampa Ave., by 157 on Van Nuys and Foothill Blvds., by 158 on Devonshire St., by 166 on Nordhoff St. and by 168 on Paxton St.
(183) Valencia Loop 7/72: Began operation (weekdays only)
11/72: One side of loop replaced by 180, Saturday service added on remaining portion of route
4/73: Cancelled
183 Magnolia Blvd. - [Kenneth Rd. -]
E. Colorado St.
12/80: Replaced portions of 20 and 22
9/86: Extended to Sherman Oaks
6/92: East terminal relocated adjacent to Glendale Metrolink Station
6/99: Realignment of turnaround loop in Sherman Oaks via Kester Ave.
4/00: SFVTRSReplaced by Glendale Beeline 7 on Concord St. - Glenwood Rd. - Kenneth Rd., realigned via San Fernando Rd. - Alameda St. between Glendale and Burbank
6/00: MOS-3Realigned through North Hollywood Red Line Station, interlined with 234
6/03: East terminal relocated to Glendale Metrolink Station bus bays
6/07: Weekend service between Burbank and Glendale discontinued; interline with 234 discontinued except for some weekday peak-hour trips (the number of interlined trips was gradually reduced in subsequent service change programs until the last such trip was discontinued 6/11)
201 Silver Lake Blvd. - Glenoaks Blvd. 12/80: Replaced portions of 20, 22 and 65
1/94: Detoured to/from Glendale Metrolink Station after Northridge earthquake (detour cancelled after one month)
7/96: South terminal realigned to Wilshire/Vermont Red Line Station
6/00: MOS-3Realigned past Vermont/Beverly Red Line Station (restored to original alignment after one day)
6/02: Realigned via San Fernando Rd. when Goodwin Ave. railroad crossing closed
12/05: Metro ConnectionsRealigned in downtown Glendale via Broadway - Glendale Ave. - California Ave. and in Atwater Village via Glendale Blvd. - Brunswick St. - Chevy Chase Dr.
12/06: Metro ConnectionsRealigned in downtown Glendale via Broadway - Chevy Chase Dr., service between Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Glenoaks Park discontinued (the abandoned segment was replaced the next day by a Glendale Beeline "special service" shuttle -- later numbered Glendale Beeline 13 -- which was extended to downtown Glendale 8/07 and reduced to five weekday-only roundtrips)
3/10: Detoured via Glendale Blvd.-Silver Lake Blvd. south of Rowena Dr. (temporary DWP closure of W. Silver Lake Dr.)
5/11: Original route on W. Silver Lake Dr. restored (a second detour via Los Feliz Blvd.-San Fernando Rd., because of the closure of Brunswick Dr., was also operated during the final two months of the original detour)
1/12: Re-extended along route segment to Glenoaks Park on five daily round-trips as replacement for cancelled Glendale Beeline 13
(202) Griffith Park Minibus Loop 6/73: Sunday-only service, under contract with City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, as part of their "Sunday in the Park" summer promotion (operated 6/3/73-9/23/73)
212 La Brea Ave. [- Hollywood Way -
Burbank Airport]
6/80: Replaced 81 on Hollywood Way and 85 on La Brea Ave.
12/88: Loop through Burbank Airport discontinued
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by 163 on Hollywood Way

(Line 212 was extended to Hawthorne Green Line Station 6/00 and continues on essentially the same alignment today.)
218 Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Studio City
via Laurel Canyon Blvd.
2/98: BRUBegan operation
222 Sunland - Sun Valley - Hollywood via
Sunland Blvd. - Hollywood Way -
Barham Blvd.
6/08: Metro ConnectionsReplaced 163 between Sun Valley and Hollywood/Highland Station (night service interlined)
6/10: North turnaround loop realigned via Strathern St.-Vineland Ave. ®
6/14: Extended to Sunland, replacing 169
224 San Fernando Rd. - Lankershim Blvd. 12/06: Metro ConnectionsReplaced 94 between Sun Valley and Sylmar (night service interlined), replaced 166 on Lankershim Blvd.
(228) Coldwater Canyon Blvd. -
Sheldon St. - Lankershim Blvd. -
Tujunga Ave.
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 159)
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by 166 on Lankershim Blvd. and by 167 on Coldwater Canyon Blvd.
230 Laurel Canyon Blvd. 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 160)
2/94: North terminal relocated to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
12/10: Interline with 239 discontinued
6/11: Blue Ribbon CommitteeExtended to replace 634 between Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station and Mission College
233 Lakeview Terrace - Van Nuys Blvd. -
Sherman Oaks
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced 560 local service portion
6/03: Extended to Westwood during early morning and late night hours when Metro Rapid 761 not in service (233 had previously operated interlined 561 trips during those hours); subsequent route changes to 761 were also made to late night 233 service
12/09: Some peak-hour service replaced by 902
6/11: Peak-hour service restored to previous level as 902 cancelled
234 Sepulveda Blvd. - Brand Blvd. - Sayre St. 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 157)
6/99: Realignment of turnaround loop in Sherman Oaks via Kester Ave.
6/00: Interlined with 183
2/03: Turnaround loop at Mission College changed from clockwise to counter-clockwise, stops on Sayre St. along the loop discontinued
6/07: Interline with 183 discontinued except for some weekday peak-hour trips
236 Balboa Blvd. [- Woodley Ave.] 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 156)
6/95: SFVTRSRealigned to connect Balboa Blvd. and Woodley Ave. legs via Rinaldi St., east terminal relocated to Sherman Oaks, Woodley Ave. segment converted to weekday peak hour extension
12/95: SFVTRSWeekday off-peak service extended via Woodley Ave. to Van Nuys
12/99: Woodley Ave. off-peak service extended to Sherman Oaks
6/03: SectorExtended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station, Woodley Ave. service renumbered as branch route 237
6/07: Weekday service interlined with 292
12/10: Interline with 292 discontinued; interlined with 239 on weekdays
237 Balboa Blvd. - Woodley Ave. -
Victory Blvd. - Van Nuys Blvd.
6/03: SectorRenumbered eastern side of 236 (remaining weekday operation only); peak-hour service extended to Encino via Balboa Blvd.
239 White Oak Ave. - Zelzah Ave. -
Rinaldi St.
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 155)
2/94: North terminal relocated to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
3/97: SFVTRSRealigned via San Fernando Mission Blvd. in Mission Hills
6/07: Weekend service discontinued
12/10: Interline with 230 discontinued; interlined with 236
(240) Reseda Blvd. 9/86: Replaced 424 on Reseda Blvd.
11/86: South terminal relocated to Yolanda Ave.
6/91: South turnaround loop direction reversed and terminal relocated to Burbank Blvd.
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by 522
240 Reseda Blvd. - Ventura Blvd. -
Universal City Red Line Station
6/00: MOS-3Renumbered from 522
6/02: Realigned via "flyover bridge" from Ventura Blvd. to Universal City Red Line Station, stops east of Vineland Ave. eliminated
2/04: Route through CSUN discontinued (making permanent a construction-related detour implemented 4/03)
242 Tampa Ave. 6/05: BuswayReplaced 154 on Tampa Ave., interlined with 243, turnaround loop via Wilbur Ave. discontinued
243 [De Soto Ave. -] Winnetka Ave. 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 153)
1/86: Realignment of turnaround loop in Chatsworth on DeSoto Ave. side of route (then minor modification to loop 5/87)
10/92: West terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station
6/02: Winnetka Ave. service extended to Porter Ranch
6/03: SectorSaturday service added (interlined with 154 at Porter Ranch Town Center)
6/05: BuswayReplaced on De Soto Ave. by 244, remaining service interlined with 242
244 De Soto Ave. 6/05: BuswayReplaced 243 on De Soto Ave., interlined with 245
245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. - [Mulholland Dr. -
Valley Circle Blvd.]
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 151)
7/85: East turnaround loop relocated to Valley Circle Blvd.
6/88: Interlined with 158
10/92: East terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station, interline with 158 discontinued
12/96: East turnaround loop realigned via Canoga Ave. (making permanent a detour route implemented 5/96)
6/03: Interline with 158 reinstated on weekends (discontinued again one year later)
6/05: BuswayReplaced on Mulholland Dr. and Valley Circle Blvd. by 645, remaining service interlined with 244
6/07: Sunday service interlined with 161
(290) Sunland - Olive View Medical Center
via Foothill Blvd.
6/07: Metro ConnectionsReplaced 90/91 between Sunland and Sylmar (Saturday service interlined with 90)
6/13: Replaced by extension of 90
292 Burbank Metrolink Station -
Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
via Glenoaks Blvd.
6/07: Metro ConnectionsReplaced 92 between Burbank and Sylmar (night service interlined); interlined with 155 and 236
12/10: Interline with 236 discontinued
6/12: Interline with 155 discontinued
353 Roscoe Blvd. -
Lankershim Blvd. Limited -
North Hollywood Red Line Station
6/05: BuswayRenumbered from 418, realigned via Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood
6/07: Metro ConnectionsInterline with 363 discontinued, extended to Woodland Hills via 152 route
6/10: Eastbound service realigned via Webb Ave. between Roscoe Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. ®
12/10: Realigned into North Hollywood Station via Cumpston St.
12/12: Route into North Hollywood Station realigned back to Chandler Blvd. ®
(363) Sherman Way - Victory Blvd. Limited -
North Hollywood Red Line Station
6/05: Renumbered from 426
12/06: Metro ConnectionsRealigned east of Van Nuys via Sherman Way - Lankershim Blvd.
6/07: Metro ConnectionsInterline with 353 discontinued, extended to West Hills via 163 route
12/10: Realigned into North Hollywood Station via Cumpston St.
6/12: Blue Ribbon CommitteeConverted to local-stop service and renumbered 162
364 Nordhoff St. - Osborne St. Limited 12/06: Metro Connections Limited-stop version of 166 during weekday peak-hours (westbound mornings, eastbound afternoons)
(380) Hollywood Blvd. - Los Feliz Blvd. -
Colorado Blvd. Limited
12/02: Limited-stop version of 180, replacing that branch weekday peak-hours
6/03: Minor change to serve East Glendale Park-Ride
12/04: Replaced by Metro Rapid 780
(394) San Fernando Rd. Limited -
Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
12/96: SFVTRS Limited-stop version of 94 during weekday peak-hours, bi-directional
6/06: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St. due to closure of Spring St. contraflow lane
12/06: Metro ConnectionsExpanded to all-day, seven-day-a-week operation, spanning route of 94 and 224
6/08: Metro ConnectionsReplaced by 724 and 794
(406) Los Angeles - Sunland
via Pennsylvania Ave. Express
6/81: Great Renumbering (from 56XP), southbound service realigned to San Fernando Rd., extended in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St./Venice Blvd.
7/90: North turnaround loop and terminal realigned to 169 routing, downtown Los Angeles terminal returned to original 11th St./Main St. location
6/94: Extended to Pacoima
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by LADOT 409
(407) Los Angeles - Sunland
via La Crescenta Ave. Express
6/81: Great Renumbering (from 56XL), southbound service realigned to San Fernando Rd., extended in downtown Los Angeles to Hill St./Venice Blvd.
7/90: North turnaround loop and terminal realigned to 169 routing, downtown Los Angeles terminal returned to original 11th St./Main St. location
6/94: Extended to Pacoima
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by LADOT 409
409 Sylmar - Tujunga - Glendale
Commuter Express
5/92: LADOTBegan operation
12/93: Realigned to serve park-ride lots in Tujunga, Glendale and Eagle Rock
6/95: SFVTRSRealigned to replace 406/407
(410) Los Angeles - San Fernando
Express
12/80: Great Renumbering (from 39X), express segment extended to Colorado Blvd. in Glendale; extended to San Fernando
11/86: Northbound service realigned to Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
12/87: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Spring St. southbound and Main St. northbound
5/94: North terminal relocated to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
6/94: Rerouted in downtown Burbank
6/03: SectorCancelled
(412) North Hollywood - Van Nuys
Express
6/82: Great Renumbering (from 86X)
11/86: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Olive St. (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
12/88: Cutback at North Hollywood (426, which duplicated service between North Hollywood and Van Nuys, was realigned six months later to make connections at the new north terminal); realigned through Burbank Media District via Alameda Ave. - Riverside Dr.; realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Grand Ave. southbound and Olive St. - Flower St. northbound
6/95: SFVTRSCancelled
(413) Los Angeles - Burbank -
North Hollywood - Van Nuys
Express
12/82: Great Renumbering (from 122)
11/86: Northbound service in downtown Los Angeles realigned via Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
10/87: LADOTTransferred to Commuter Express
6/98: Northbound service realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles
8/10: Cancelled
(418) Los Angeles - Van Nuys
Express
2/83: Great Renumbering (from 721), boarding restrictions on Roscoe Blvd. eliminated
9/86: Northbound service in downtown Los Angeles realigned via Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound 11/86)
6/95: SFVTRSExtended to Canoga Park, replacing service to Northridge
6/98: Northbound service realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles
6/99: MOS-2BReverse-direction service via Hollywood Freeway added
6/00: MOS-3Reverse-direction service realigned via main alignment
6/03: SectorExpress segment replaced by limited-stop segment to North Hollywood Red Line Station via Laurel Canyon Blvd. - Burbank Blvd., interlined with 426 at Canoga Park
6/05: BuswayRenumbered 353
419 Los Angeles - Mission Hills -
Granada Hills - Chatsworth
Express
2/83: Replaced 511
11/86: Northbound service in downtown Los Angeles realigned via Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound)
10/87: LADOTTransferred to Commuter Express, boarding restrictions added on Devonshire St. (board only eastbound/discharge only westbound)
10/88: Realigned to serve Granada Hills Park/Ride Lot, boarding restrictions removed
7/93: Minor realignment to add stop along Chatsworth Metrolink Station roadway
8/10: North terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station
(420) Los Angeles - Van Nuys -
Panorama City Express
via Hollywood
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 93)
9/86: Replaced by 167 between Panorama City and Northridge, realigned to Burbank Blvd. to serve Valley College; northbound service in downtown Los Angeles realigned via Broadway (Hill St. made one-way southbound 11/86)
12/87: Night and owl service extended from Van Nuys Blvd./Sherman Way to daytime Panorama City terminal
12/97: Realigned via Tujunga Ave. - Magnolia Blvd. (North Hollywood Station construction)
6/98: Northbound service realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles
6/99: MOS-2BRealigned to end at Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line Station, express segment (except owl) replaced by Metro Red Line
6/00: MOS-3Renumbered 156
(421) Los Angeles - Van Nuys
via Universal City Express
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 93XU)
6/84: Boarding restrictions on Van Nuys Blvd. eliminated
9/86: Cancelled
(422) Los Angeles - Van Nuys
via Sherman Oaks Express
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 93XO)
6/84: Boarding restrictions on Van Nuys Blvd. eliminated
9/86: Express segment replaced by 425, remaining service cancelled
422 Los Angeles - Woodland Hills -
Westlake Village - Thousand Oaks
Express
2/98: BRU Reverse direction version of 423
3/99: Additional shortline trips added between Hollywood Fwy./Alvarado St. and Ventura Blvd./Topanga Canyon Blvd.
1/08: Realigned to serve Thousand Oaks Transit Center
423 Los Angeles - Woodland Hills -
Westlake Village Express
2/83: Great Renumbering (from 123), also replaced 504; realigned in downtown Los Angeles via 5th St. (southbound)/6th St. (northbound) - Figueroa St.
6/84: Boarding restrictions west of Topanga Canyon Blvd. eliminated
6/86: Realigned via Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Agoura Hills
10/87: LADOTTransferred to Commuter Express
7/88: Merged with unnumbered "Encino - Downtown Los Angeles" line (which began operation 12/85 and was extended to USC 1/87)
7/89: Extended to Newbury Park
2/98: BRUReverse direction service created as 422
9/05: Realigned to serve Thousand Oaks Transit Center
8/10: Thousand Oaks to Newbury Park route segment discontinued
11/11: Realigned to serve temporary stop at Burbank Blvd./Balboa Blvd. while Encino park-ride lot being reconstructed
11/12: Temporary stop/realignment abandoned as Encino park-ride lot reopens
5/13: Eastbound service realigned via Ventura Blvd.
(424) Los Angeles - Ventura Blvd. -
Reseda Blvd.
Express
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 35)
6/84: Boarding restrictions on Ventura Blvd. eliminated
9/86: Replaced 150 between Tarzana and Woodland Hills and extended to Canoga Park, replaced by 240 on Reseda Blvd.; northbound service realigned to Broadway in downtown Los Angeles (Hill St. made one-way southbound 11/86)
6/98: Northbound service realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles
6/00: MOS-3Express segment replaced by Metro Red Line, remaining service renumbered 150
(425) Los Angeles - Ventura Blvd. -
Reseda Blvd.
Limited Express
9/81: Limited-stop version of 35 (with same boarding restrictions)
6/84: Boarding restrictions on Ventura Blvd. eliminated
9/86: Replaced 422 east of Van Nuys Blvd. (realigned to Hollywood Freeway), replaced 427 on Ventura Blvd.; northbound service realigned to Broadway in downtown Los Angeles (Hill St. made one-way southbound 11/86)
12/88: Realigned to duplicate 424 route
9/91: Ventura Blvd. route segment west of Tarzana converted to limited-stop
6/98: Northbound service realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles
6/00: MOS-3Replaced by Metro Rapid 750 and Metro Red Line
(426) Los Angeles - Wilshire Blvd. -
San Fernando Valley Express
9/81: Great Renumbering (from 144), converted from local to limited-stop on Sherman Way - Van Nuys Blvd. - Victory Blvd. and on Wilshire Blvd., boarding restrictions eliminated except for downtown Los Angeles (remained discharge only southbound, board only northbound)
6/82: Reverse-direction service added
9/82: Extended to Canoga Park and Chatsworth (concurrent with opening of new Division 8 facility 9/12/82)
6/88: Boarding restrictions on Wilshire Blvd. eliminated west of Figueroa St.
6/89: Realigned in North Hollywood to connect with previously cutback 412
6/91: Boarding restrictions reinstated between Rossmore Ave./3rd St. and east terminal
6/93: [MOS-1] Cutback at Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line Station (replaced by Metro Red Line)
6/98: Boarding restrictions removed
7/96: [MOS-2A] Cutback at Wilshire/Western Red Line Station (replaced by extension of Metro Red Line)
6/00: MOS-3Realigned to serve North Hollywood Red Line Station
6/03: SectorCutback at North Hollywood Red Line Station (express segment discontinued), interlined with 418 at Canoga Park
6/05: Renumbered 363
(427) Canoga Park - Warner Center -
Los Angeles Express
2/83: Great Renumbering (from 716), replaced 505
6/84: Boarding restrictions on Ventura Blvd. eliminated
9/86: Reverse-direction 427A combined with main route, realigned to Ventura Freeway between Sherman Oaks and Warner Center, replaced by 425 on Ventura Blvd.
12/87: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Hope St. southbound and Figueroa St. northbound (making permanent a detour implemented 2/87 as a result of construction at the new 7th St./Metro Center rail station)
1/88: Off-freeway stops added at Reseda Blvd. and Van Nuys Blvd.
12/92: Realigned in downtown Los Angeles via Flower St. southbound to new terminal at Los Angeles Convention Center
12/96: Realigned through Warner Center via Owensmouth Ave.
7/98: Realigned to Convention Center terminal via Pico Blvd.
12/99: Realigned to new south terminal at 11th St./Olympic Blvd.
6/00: MOS-3Replaced by Metro Rapid 750 and Metro Red Line
(427A) Los Angeles - Tarzana - Woodland Hills -
Canoga Park Express
2/83: Great Renumbering (from 716A)
9/86: Combined with 427 , Hollywood route deviation discontinued
(434) Glendale - Pasadena - Duarte 4/76: Replaced 19 and 108; deviation into La Cañada residential area eliminated
8/76: Realigned from California Ave. to Walnut St. (requested by the city of San Marino, which to this day has no transit service operating within its city limits, other than Line 79, the major arterial service on Huntington Dr. -- which they lack the clout to have rerouted -- and the Line 485 express that cuts through the extreme westernmost part of the city on Oak Knoll Dr., for less than one mile)
12/76: Extended to Glendale Galleria
7/77: Weekend service eliminated
6/81: Great Renumbering (to 177)
(436) Hollywood - Glendale -
Pasadena via Colorado Blvd.
4/76: Renumbered from 31, realigned via Lake Ave.
10/81: Great Renumbering (to 180)
(436A) Hollywood - Glendale -
Pasadena via Yosemite Dr.
4/76: Renumbered from 31A, reconverted from weekend loop route to full-time branch route
10/81: Great Renumbering (to 181)
(504) Westlake Village - ARCO Plaza 10/73: Atlantic Richfield subscription service
3/83: Replaced by 423
(505) West Valley - ARCO Plaza 4/73: Atlantic Richfield subscription service
2/83: Replaced by 427
(506) La Cañada - Glendale - ARCO Plaza 7/73: Atlantic Richfield subscription service (end date unknown)
(511) Chatsworth - Mission Hills - ARCO Plaza 3/74: Atlantic Richfield subscription service
3/77: Realigned via Simi Valley (SR-118) Freeway
2/83: Replaced by 419
(512) Crenshaw Center - Woodland Hills Express 4/79: Established at the request of Blue Cross employees after 514 was cancelled
12/81: Replaced by 716A
(513) Wilshire District - Woodland Hills 6/75: Prudential subscription service (created as a shuttle service between Prudential's downtown Los Angeles offices and their new Warner Center facilities)
2/78: Suspended when relocation completed
9/80: Reinstated by Prudential
6/81: Cancelled
(514) Canoga Park - Northridge - Westwood 10/76: UCLA subscription service
11/76: Cancelled (UCLA was disappointed at the initial low usage of the service, and ended up paying for three months service to cancel the contract with RTD)
(514) Wilshire District - Crenshaw Center -
Woodland Hills
8/77: Blue Cross subscription service (created as a shuttle service between Blue Cross' old offices and their new Warner Center facilities)
3/79: Cancelled (Blue Cross had intended the "reverse commute" service to last only until the transition to Warner Center was completed)
(514) Wilshire District - Woodland Hills Express 4/79: Reinstated at the request of Blue Cross employees (along with service to/from Crenshaw Center as 512)
12/81: Replaced by 716A
(515) Sepulveda Basin - Wilshire District 6/77: Great Western Savings subscription service
9/77: Cancelled
(520) Woodland Hills - Tarzana - Wilshire District 1/74: United California Bank subscription service (end date unknown)
(522) Reseda Blvd. - Ventura Blvd. -
L.A. City College Express
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced 240, extended via Ventura Blvd. & Ventura Freeway (US-101) to Los Angeles City College
9/95: SFVTRSExtended to downtown Los Angeles
6/98: Northbound service realigned via Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles
6/00: MOS-3Express segment replaced by Metro Red Line, remaining service renumbered 240
(523) Chatsworth - Granada Hills - Burbank 11/73: Lockheed subscription service
2/74: Cancelled
(524) Woodland Hills - Canoga Park
Reseda - Burbank
11/73: Lockheed subscription service
3/74: Cancelled
(531) Woodland Hills - Reseda
Van Nuys - Downtown Los Angeles
3/74: Subscription service (sponsoring company unknown)
9/74: Cancelled
(532) Northridge - N. Hollywood
Granada Hills - Downtown Los Angeles
3/74: Subscription service (sponsoring company unknown)
9/74: Cancelled
(545) "Highway Hummer"
Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station -
Chatsworth Express
1/94: BDOFBegan operation, weekday peak-hour only (see line page for 2/94 realignment)
6/95: Cancelled
549 Burbank - Glendale - Pasadena
Commuter Express
10/91: LADOTBegan operation (originally proposed as RTD 525)
12/93: Realigned via Burbank Blvd. (similar to routing proposed as RTD 414 Sherman Oaks - Burbank - Downtown Los Angeles in 12/86), realigned in Burbank Media District, stop at East Glendale Park & Ride added, extended and realigned in Pasadena
2/07: Realigned past North Hollywood Red Line Station and in Sherman Oaks/Encino
11/11: Realigned to serve temporary stop at Burbank Blvd./Balboa Blvd. while Encino park-ride lot being reconstructed
11/12: Temporary stop/realignment abandoned as Encino park-ride lot reopens
(551) Van Nuys - Hollywood Bowl 7/73: Hollywood Bowl service begun from Security Pacific Bank parking lot (Van Nuys Blvd./Sylvan St.)
7/82: North terminal relocated to Sherman Oaks (Sunkist parking lot)
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 651)
(553) Northridge - Hollywood Bowl 7/73: Hollywood Bowl service begun from Northridge Mall (Tampa Ave./Plummer St.)
10/83: Great Renumbering (to 653)
(560) LAX - San Diego Fwy. - Van Nuys Blvd.
Express
10/83: Great Renumbering (from 88)
7/84: South terminal relocated to LAX City Bus Center
6/87: Imperial Terminal night service discontinued
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced by 233 and 561
(561) San Diego Freeway Express -
Van Nuys Blvd. Limited - Westwood -
LAX City Bus Center
6/95: SFVTRSReplaced 560 express service portion, new limited-stop service on Van Nuys Blvd. to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
8/95: Extended to Aviation/I-105 Metro Green Line Station
8/96: Realigned to serve Getty Center
6/03: SectorReplaced by Metro Rapid 761; service south of Westwood and to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station discontinued
(570) West San Fernando Valley - Westwood -
Century City
Limited Express
Line 570 never began operation, although it was officially approved by the RTD Board of Directors in 1980. Click here for the story.
(571) Encino - Greek Theatre 5/80: Greek Theatre service begun from Balboa Park
10/81: Cancelled (ran May to October for two seasons, after which the Greek Theatre management discontinued their subsidy of the service)
573 Westwood - Century City
Commuter Express
5/92: LADOTBegan operation
9/93: Extended to Santa Clarita
1/94: Santa Clarita route extension temporarily suspended after Northridge earthquake (Interstate 5 closed at Highway 14 interchange); all service operated to Granada Hills park-ride lot, then extended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station later that month, full service restored to Santa Clarita via San Fernando Rd. one month later, then realigned via temporary HOV lanes 7/94 and returned to normal route when replacement interchange opened in 1995
10/95: Extended to McBean Transfer Center in Santa Clarita
8/99: Santa Clarita extension discontinued (replaced by Santa Clarita Transit 792/797)
11/11: Temporary stop added at Burbank Blvd./Balboa Blvd. while Encino park-ride lot being reconstructed
11/12: Temporary stop abandoned as Encino park-ride lot reopens
4/14: Reverse-direction service eliminated, except for one late afternoon northbound trip
574 Westchester- LAX - El Segundo
Commuter Express
5/92: LADOTBegan operation
12/93: Reverse-direction service eliminated
5/94: Extended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station
12/04: South terminal realigned to provide northbound connection at Marine/Redondo Green Line Station, routing at Howard Hughes Pkwy. simplified
11/11: Temporary stop added at Burbank Blvd./Balboa Blvd. while Encino park-ride lot being reconstructed
11/12: Temporary stop abandoned as Encino park-ride lot reopens
(575) Simi Valley
Commuter Express
9/93: LADOTBegan operation (replacing previous buspool funded by Warner Center Transportation Management Association)
4/04: Realigned via De Soto Ave. between Warner Center and 118 freeway, stops added in Chatsworth
10/05: Realigned through Chatsworth Metrolink Station, Simi Valley stops replaced by new terminal at Simi Valley Metrolink Station
5/06: Extended in Simi Valley to Erringer Rd. park-ride lot
8/10: Cancelled
603 Rampart Blvd. - Hoover St. -
Colorado St.
2/98: BRUBegan operation
6/03: SectorRealigned via Allesandro St. as replacement for 93
6/07: Southbound service realigned at Westlake/MacArthur Park Station
6/13: Southbound service realigned to operate via Alvarado St. between 6th and 7th Sts.
(605) Pacoima - Van Nuys -
Santa Monica Express
7/74: Valley-to-Santa Monica beach service (similar to previous year's 180, new north terminal at Lake View Terrace)
9/74: Cancelled
(624) West Hills Loop 1/94: BDOFBegan operation, weekdays only
6/95: Cancelled
(634) Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station -
Mission College Shuttle
6/06: Metro ConnectionsBegan operation, weekdays only
6/11: Blue Ribbon CommitteeReplaced by 230
(640) Pasadena - Burbank - Universal City Express 1/94: QuakeEmergency post-earthquake line (realigned in Pasadena after 642 cancelled; operated 1/26/94-3/21/94)
(641) Burbank - Sherman Oaks - Encino -
Warner Center Express
1/94: QuakeEmergency post-earthquake line (operated 1/26/94-2/21/94)
(642) Burbank - Pasadena - Hastings Ranch
Express
1/94: QuakeEmergency post-earthquake line (operated by Foothill Transit 1/28/94-2/21/94; to date, the only scheduled service operated by that agency into the San Fernando Valley)
(643) Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station -
Sherman Oaks Shuttle
2/94: QuakeEmergency post-earthquake line (operated for LADOT by SuperShuttle 2/3/94-2/16/94)
(645) Mulholland Dr. - Valley Circle Blvd. 6/05: BuswayReplaced 245 between Warner Center and West Hills (interlined with 169); weekend service eliminated
12/13: Interline with 169 discontinued
6/14: Replaced by extension of 169
(651) Sherman Oaks - Hollywood Bowl 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 551)
7/99: North terminal relocated to Sherman Oaks Fashion Square parking lot
9/03: Cancelled (privately contracted by the Bowl beginning 7/04)
(653) Northridge - Hollywood Bowl 10/83: Great Renumbering (from 553)
7/85: North terminal relocated to Chatsworth (Rockwell parking lot)
7/95: North terminal relocated to Chatsworth Metrolink Station
9/03: Cancelled (privately contracted by the Bowl beginning 7/04)
656 Panorama City - Hollywood -
[Downtown Los Angeles] Owl
12/06: Metro ConnectionsRenumbered 156 owl service
6/07: Metro ConnectionsCutback at Hollywood (timed transfer with 4 on Santa Monica Blvd.)
685 Verdugo Rd. 12/06: Metro ConnectionsReplaced 85 on Verdugo Rd. and Eagle Rock Blvd.
(711) Van Nuys - Valley College -
Exposition Park
Olympics Special
7/84: Special service to the 1984 Olympic Games (operated 7/28/84-8/12/84)
(716) Canoga Park Drive-In
Park & Ride
4/75: Began operation
1/77: Cutback at Canoga Park Drive-In (Pacific Theatres leased the drive-in to RTD for daytime use as a park-ride lot)
3/77: Hollywood Freeway stops added at Western, Vermont and Alvarado Aves.
7/77: West terminal realigned to Zody's parking lot at Topanga Canyon Blvd./Roscoe Blvd. (Canoga Park Drive-In property sold for redevlopment)
9/79: West terminal relocated to Vanowen St./Platt Ave. (new park-ride lot established at Fallbrook Square)
2/83: Great Renumbering (to 427)
(716A) Hollywood - Canoga Park
Express
12/81: Replaced 512 and 514 as "alternate route" reverse-direction 716 (board only southbound/discharge only northbound in Warner Center)
9/82: Converted from limited-stop to local-stop operation in Hollywood
2/83: Great Renumbering (to 427A)
(721) Van Nuys Drive-In
Park & Ride
7/74: Began operation (Pacific Theatres leased the Van Nuys Drive-In to RTD for daytime use as a park-ride lot); board only southbound, discharge only northbound
4/75: Extended to Reseda Blvd.
7/78: Extended to Northridge Fashion Center
6/80: Replaced 121
2/83: Great Renumbering (to 418)
(721) Valley College - UCLA
Olympics Special
7/84: Special service to the 1984 Olympic Games (operated 7/28/84-8/12/84)
(724) San-Val Drive-In
Park & Ride
7/74: Began operation (Pacific Theatres leased the San-Val Drive-In to RTD for daytime use as a park-ride lot)
8/75: Cancelled (drive-in property acquired by the city of Burbank for redevelopment; a proposed extension of service to San Fernando and Porter Ranch was shelved)
(724) Metro RapidSan Fernando Rd. -
Lankershim Blvd.
6/08: Metro ConnectionsReplaced portion of 394 (weekdays only)
6/09: Replaced by 794 on San Fernando Rd., remaining service cancelled
734 Metro RapidSepulveda Blvd. 6/06: Began operation; first Metro Rapid line in San Fernando Valley that did not replace existing limited-stop service (weekdays only)
741 Metro RapidReseda Blvd. 12/06: Began operation (weekdays only)
6/12: Blue Ribbon CommitteeRealigned to operate through CSUN Transit Station
750 Metro RapidVentura Blvd. 6/00: MOS-3Replaced 425 and 427
6/02: Realigned via "flyover bridge" from Ventura Blvd. to Universal City Red Line Station
5/04: West terminal relocated to Erwin Ave./Owensmouth Ave. (Warner Center Transit Hub construction)
3/05: West terminal restored to original location
12/10: Weekend service discontinued
757 Santa Clarita - North Hollywood
Express
8/09: Began operation
761 Metro RapidVan Nuys Blvd. -
Westwood
6/03: SectorReplaced 561
6/06: Northbound service realigned via Sepulveda Blvd. (making permanent a detour implemented for construction on the San Diego Freeway)
1/11: Southbound service realigned via Sepulveda Blvd. to match northbound service
7/12: Southbound service realigned to eliminate short freeway segment between Ventura and Valley Vista Blvds. in Sherman Oaks
(774) Sepulveda Drive-In
Century City - Downtown Los Angeles
Park & Ride
3/76: Part of Santa Monica Freeway "diamond lane" project (originally proposed as RTD 783 Westwood Park & Ride - Downtown Los Angeles)
5/76: Cutback at Century City
8/76: Cancelled
(777) LAX - Hollywood - Sherman Oaks
Airport Express
12/76: "40-88 Special Event Service" to replace AirporTransit (begun at request of the Los Angeles City Council), renumbered after first three weeks
5/77: North terminal realigned to Universal City as replacement for 780
9/79: Cancelled
(780) LAX - San Fernando Valley
Airport Express
12/76: "40-88 Special Event Service" to replace AirporTransit (begun at request of the Los Angeles City Council), renumbered after first three weeks
5/77: Universal City terminal made part of 777, remaining service cancelled
(780) Lancaster - Palmdale - Van Nuys 4/94: Emergency post-earthquake line
6/94: Cancelled
780 Metro RapidPasadena - Hollywood -
Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub
12/04: Replaced 380 (weekdays only)
6/06: Extended to West Los Angeles Transit Center* via Fairfax Ave., replacing 717
12/07: Weekend service added between Pasadena and Hollywood
12/10: Weekend service discontinued

* - West Los Angeles Transit Center was renamed Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub in 2009.
787 Lancaster - Palmdale -
West San Fernando Valley
Express
3/90: Peak-hour commuter line, originally funded by the County of Los Angeles and transferred to Antelope Valley Transit Authority when that joint powers authority, including the County, was created 11/91
8/91: Extended to Lancaster
7/93: Realigned in Warner Center via Burbank Blvd.; original north terminal at Lockheed Palmdale Plant #10 replaced by AVTA park-ride lot near SR-14 freeway ("Pelona Vista Park and Ride")
1/94: South terminal temporarily relocated to Santa Clarita Metrolink Station after Northridge earthquake (I-5 closed at SR-14 interchange); service restored via temporary HOV lanes one month later and returned to normal route when replacement interchange opened in 1995
4/05: Pelona Vista Park and Ride closed, stop moved to new Palmdale Transportation Center
6/12: Realigned to operate through CSUN Transit Station
(790) Los Angeles -
Hollywood-Burbank Airport Express
12/77: Began operation (experimental line, started at request of Pacific Southwest Airlines)
6/78: Cancelled
(790) Santa Clarita - Olive View Medical Center
Express
4/00: Replaced 795 between Santa Clarita and Sylmar
8/07: Cancelled
(791) Hollywood - Universal City -
Hollywood-Burbank Airport Express
12/77: Began operation (experimental line, started at request of Pacific Southwest Airlines)
6/78: Cancelled
791 Warner Center - Santa Clarita
Express
9/96: Reverse-direction version of 796, using route of 793 in Santa Clarita
(793) Studio City - Downtown Los Angeles
Express
7/74: Began operation
3/75:1975 Grid Replaced by 35
(793) Sherman Oaks - Santa Clarita
Express
9/95: Renumbered reverse-direction/alternate route version of 798
8/03: Turnaround loop realigned via Ventura Blvd. - Sepulveda Blvd. - Magnolia Blvd. (returned to original alignment 1/04)
8/09: Cancelled
794 Downtown Los Angeles - Burbank -
Santa Clarita Express
9/95: Reverse-direction version of 799, with additional stop at Burbank Metrolink Station, using route of 793 in Santa Clarita
10/95: South terminal realigned to Union Station/Gateway Transit Center

(Midday service, a single round-trip without the Burbank stop, operated 6/07-8/09 as Line 747.)
794 Metro RapidSan Fernando Rd. -
[Brand Blvd.]
6/08: Metro ConnectionsReplaced portion of 394 (weekdays only)
6/09: Extended to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station, replacing 724; Brand Blvd. deviation eliminated, weekend service added
6/11: Weekend service discontinued
12/13: Realigned between Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport and downtown Burbank (Caltrans construction on I-5 bridge over San Fernando Blvd.
795 Santa Clarita - Lancaster -
[Sylmar] Express
9/94: Began operation
9/95: Extended to Olive View Medical Center (three trips per day)
4/00: Santa Clarita to Sylmar service split into 790
796 Santa Clarita - Warner Center
Express
3/94: Quake Emergency post-earthquake line
9/95: Reverse-direction version created as 791
(797) Santa Clarita - Chatsworth
Express
3/94: Quake Emergency post-earthquake line
9/95: Cancelled
(798) Santa Clarita - Sherman Oaks
Express
2/94: Quake Emergency post-earthquake line (the only post-quake line to operate all-day service)
9/94: Service reduced to peak-hour only
9/95: Reverse-direction/alternate route service renumbered 793
8/03: Turnaround loop realigned via Ventura Blvd. - Sepulveda Blvd. - Magnolia Blvd. (returned to original alignment 1/04)
8/09: Cancelled
799 Santa Clarita [- Pacoima] -
Downtown Los Angeles
Express
4/80: "Santa Clarita - Downtown Commuter Service", operated by the County of Los Angeles, transferred to Santa Clarita Transit when that agency was created 8/88, about one year after the city incorporated
7/88: Off-freeway stop in Pacoima eliminated (this appears to have been done in preparation for the line being turned over to Santa Clarita by the County; the timetable is clearly dated 7/1/88 and was issued by the County)
1/94: Service temporarily suspended after Northridge earthquake (Interstate 5 closed at Highway 14 interchange); resumed operation 3/94
9/95: Reverse-direction version created as 794
802 Metro Red LineMetro Red Line
(Subway)
6/93: [MOS-1] Began service, replaced 426 between Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line Station and downtown Los Angeles
7/96: [MOS-2A] Extended to Wilshire/Western Red Line Station, replaced 320, 322, and 426 east of new terminal
6/99: [MOS-2B] Extended to Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station, replaced express service segment of 420 (except during owl periods, when 420 operated via the Hollywood Freeway between Vermont/Santa Monica Station and downtown Los Angeles)
6/00: [MOS-3] Extended to Universal City and North Hollywood Red Line Stations, replaced express service segments of 424, 425, 427, 429 and 522
(824) Universal City Red Line Station -
Downtown Los Angeles Express
10/00: One-day (10/18/00) post-strike replacement for the Metro Red Line
901 Metro LinerMetro Orange Line
(Busway)
10/05: BuswayMetro Liner service between Warner Center and North Hollywood Red Line Station
12/06: Realigned via Canoga Ave. in Warner Center (busway extended to new park-ride lot)
6/12: Blue Ribbon CommitteeExtension to Chatsworth Station (paralleling Canoga Ave.) begins operation
(902) Pacoima -
North Hollywood Red Line Station
via Van Nuys Blvd. - Burbank Blvd.
12/09: Peak-hour only service (local on Van Nuys Blvd., closed-door on Burbank Blvd. with a stop at Fulton Ave.)
12/10: Closed-door operation on Burbank Blvd. discontinued, with stops added at Woodman Ave., Coldwater Canyon Ave., and Laurel Canyon Blvd.
6/11: Cancelled

Thanks to the following for their contributions to this page: Edmund Buckley at Western Transit, John Dornoff, Michelle Eyre, Lionel Jones, Russ Jones, Merritt Mullen, M. Ray Mullins, Andrew Novak at Rapid Transit Press, the late Steve Parry (who spent many years in RTD's Service Planning Dept.), Bart Reed, retired RTD/Metro Schedule Manager Frank Schroder, rail historian Wally Shidler, Tom Wetzel and Fred B. Young Jr.

Thanks also to Metro Director of Library Services Matthew Barrett and Metro Archivist Jim Walker for their ongoing assistance (I am also grateful to the assistance provided for the earliest incarnations of this page by the late Dorothy Peyton Gray, who was Matthew's predecessor and for whom the Metro research library is named). Much of the pre-1970 information either came from, or was verified by, the appendices to the "SCAG Transit Development Program Report" of 1971, a copy of which resides in the Metro archives. Additional information has been added or verified using the line records of Metro's regional service planning department, which cover all lines in existence between 1954 and 2002 and which we were able to access just before they were placed in storage pending their addition to the archives.

My special thanks to Gerald Squier of the Pacific Bus Museum for reviewing this page and suggesting the out-of-print books Ride The Big Red Cars by Spencer Crump and From Railway to Freeway: Pacific Electric and the Motor Coach by Eli Bail as a source for information on the Pacific Electric rail lines and MCL bus lines. Some dates prior to 1952 were clarified using the book Pacific Electric and the Growth of the San Fernando Valley by David Coscia.


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