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Metro Debuts New Rapid Service between Downtown and Santa Monica

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L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl before he boards the new line | Photo via Metro


L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl before he boards the new line | Photo via Metro
The push for public transportation in Los Angeles takes another step with the opening of a new higher speed Metro line that travels from the beach to the heart of the City.

Opened on Sunday, Metro Rapid Line 733 runs from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles. It mostly runs east and west along Venice Blvd every 10 minutes during rush hour and every 15 to 20 minutes all other times.

The line is said to make fewer stops and be faster than normal traffic due to a citywide bus signal priority system, according to The Source, Metro's in-house blog.

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City Councilman Bill Rosendahl was even seen riding the new Rapid Line on Tuesday on his way to work at City Hall.

Some stops include Hoover St., Normandie Ave., Sepulveda Blvd., Santa Monica Blvd., and ends at Arizona Ave. in Santa Monica.

For more information regarding times, dates, and streets visit the Line 733 schedule here (PDF).