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New Metro 'Service Enhancements' in Effect: Gold Line Bus, Rapid Line Canceled

Route 460 was one of the many to receive minor changes | Photo by Alan Heitz via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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Twice a year, Metro makes a slew of changes to their schedules and transit routes in an effort to improve service and efficiency. Sunday was one of those days. Usually, there is something new and flashy to show off like a new Rapid bus route, but this summer there's no such thing. In fact, one Rapid line was discontinued in the Valley and another lost its weekend service in South LA.

What's new--temporarily new, we should say--is line 632, which will run alongside the Gold Line Eastside Extension route until it opens later this summer. As for when the new train route will open between Union Station and East LA, no specific date has been set.

Within Metro, this bi-annual change is unofficially called "the shake up," but Spokesperson Gayle Anderson likes to call it a "time table tuneup." Citizen committees within different regions advise Metro on changes, she said, such as crowded buses that need more frequent service or buses running empty.

The next set of changes will happen in late December. A full list of changes that took place on Sunday are listed here.