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Metro Changes Go Into Effect Today

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Here we are on the day Metro makes another set of changes that they refer to as "Service Enhancements." And yes, these are enhancements, but that does not mean service cuts, excuse us, "discontinuations," are happening too.

For the new toy collection comes the Rapid Express system. It's not local service, it's not rapid service, it's express. That means only a handful of stops for peak hour riders to endure between Wilshire/Vermont Red Line Station and downtown Santa Monica on the new 920 along Wilshire with stops at Vermont, Western, Fairfax, Beverly, Westwood and 4th.

For those in the Southbay, Metro has implemented the peak period 940 Rapid Express with stops at South Bay Galleria Transit Center, Hawthorne Metro Rail Station, La Brea/Manchester Av, King/ Crenshaw, King/Vermont, Broadway/6th and Union Station/Patsaouras Plaza.

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Two new regular Rapid routes have also been added. The 704 will operate on Santa Monica Blvd. and the 760 will go between downtown and the Artesia Blue Line Station.

For a complete look at the changes, check Metro's website. Note that many of the changes and additions go into effect tomorrow.

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