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New 902 Bus Line Expected to Relieve Orange Line Congestion

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Orange Line riders might have some more rush-hour wiggle room when they travel the busway later this month. On December 13th, Metro will deploy service enhancements, including a new peak hour bus line that's expected to reduce Orange Line crowds.

"Van Nuys is the second most popular stop on the Orange Line" explained Metro Spokesman Dave Sotero. Line 902 will reduce travel time and eliminate a transfer for riders traveling between the Red Line Subway and the Northeast Valley. Currently, commuters are using the Orange Line between Van Nuys and the North Hollywood stations to transfer to and from busses along Van Nuys Blvd.

902 will let passengers skip the Orange Line all together. The bus will travel between Pacoima and the North Hollywood Station, mainly along Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards. Along Van Nuys Blvd., the bus will act as a local bus, with various stops--along Burbank Blvd., there will only be two stops: Valley College and the Van Nuys Station. Major points of interest along the route include the Van Nuys and Pacoima civic centers and the Van Nuys Amtrak/Metrolink station.

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The line will only be in operation during weekday rush hour and not on the weekends. A timetable has not been released yet.

Previously: Changes at Metro Beget the Silver Line, New Valley Service & More

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