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Oscar Update: Bus and Train Routes Affected by Academy Awards

Photo of 2009 Oscars by AP
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The 84th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and as we all know that means a traffic clusterfuck for those among us who aren't being escorted down Hollywood Blvd. by helicopter or limousine or something else that we don't even know about. We posted a few days ago about street closures near the Kodak Theater, and now here's some information about busses and trains, which will also be affected by the awards ceremony.

You can read the full bus service advisory here.

Metro Bus lines 212/312, 217, 222 and 780 are detoured along Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, or until barridcades are removed. Normal service should resume by 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 1. (Note: Line 780 has no weekend service on Saturday or Sunday.) On the day of the event, Sunday, Feb. 26, Bus lines 156, 212, 222 and 217 will be detoured along Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard and on

Highland Ave between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard through 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 or until barricades are removed.

And you can read the full train service advisory here.
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Due to increased security for the annual Academy Awards, Hollywood/Highland Station will be closed on Sunday, Feb 26.
  • Station will close after the last train departs at 1:02am on Sunday, Feb 26 (Saturday night)
  • Station will reopen for the first train on Monday, Feb 27
  • During the station closure, Red Line trains will bypass the Hollywood/Highland station with no delays in service
  • Affected patrons should use Hollywood/Vine Station as an alternate and transfer to nearby bus service or walk