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Metro's New Express Bus From NoHo To Pasadena Opens Tomorrow

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Metro is opening a new express bus line from North Hollywood to Pasadena, filling a gap in their transit map.The new line is called Line 501 and will connect Metro Red and Orange lines in North Hollywood to the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena, according to the agency.

"Instead of taking the Red Line into downtown Los Angeles and then connecting with the Gold Line back out to Pasadena, they can now get on an express bus at North Hollywood and go directly to Pasadena," Metro Dave Sotero told KPCC.

It will operate every day from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekends, running every 15 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise. The bus will mostly use the 134 freeway, and Metro officials predict it will take about 34 to 50 minutes to get from NoHo to Pasadena, depending on the time, day and direction. There are six stops, beginning at the NoHo Station, then going to Hollywood Way and Olive Ave. in Burbank, Buena Vista St. and Alameda Ave. in Burbank, Goode Ave. and Brand (westbound) and Sancez and Brand (eastbound) in Glendale, and the Memorial Park and Del Mar Gold Line Stations in Pasadena. The fare will be $2.50, and transfers will cost an additional 75 cents.

You can see a full map and schedule here.

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On Saturday at noon, Metro will open the Gold Line Extension that expands the Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa, according to Metro's The Source. The Gold Line will be free from noon until midnight on Saturday.