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RTD ANNOUNCES SERVICE CHANGES ON 140 BUS LINES EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 28, IN LOS ANGELES AREA

           RTD ANNOUNCES SERVICE CHANGES ON 140 BUS LINES
           EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 28, IN LOS ANGELES AREA
    LOS ANGELES, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Service changes on 140 bus lines throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area will go into effect on Sunday, June 28, the RTD announced.
    Among major changes are the following lines:
    Line 320 (Wilshire Boulevard Limited) -- The limited service area along Wilshire Boulevard between St. Paul Avenue in downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Glen Boulevard in Westwood will be reduced to operate between St. Paul and Santa Monica Boulevard.
    Thus Line 320 buses now will make all local stops west of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards to receive and discharge passengers.
    Line 328 (Olympic Boulevard Limited) -- All midday service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday service on this line will be converted to Line 27 or Line 28 local trips.  Line 328 will continue to offer limited stop service along Olympic Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Figueroa Street at peak hours Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
    Line 345 (South Broadway Limited) -- The Limited service along Broadway between 11th Street in downtown Los Angeles and Imperial Highway will be reduced to operate between 11th Street and Century Boulevard in South Los Angeles.  All service south of Century in both directions will make all stops to receive and discharge passengers.
    Line 379 (Huntington Drive-Arcadia Limited) -- Eastbound limited- stop service during the late afternoon and evening from 4 to 7 p.m. will be rerouted to serve Santa Anita Fashion Park shopping center in Arcadia.
    The seasonal increases in summer service on two express lines also go into effect on June 28:
    Line 434 (Los Angeles-Santa Monica-Malibu-Trancas Freeway Express) -- From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, on weekends and in night service, this line will be expanded for the summer season to operate every 30 minutes.  Also, service will be extended from Trancas Canyon to terminate at Leo Carrillo Beach State Park.
    Line 460 (Los Angeles-Norwalk-Knott's Berry Farm-Disneyland Express) -- Added night and weekend service will be put on this line Monday through Sunday to accommodate increased summer travel to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland.
    Service changes will be made on 134 other lines that will reduce the frequency of buses on weekends and at night.
    In some cases of weekend service, the frequency of buses will go to every 30 minutes from every 20 minutes, as an example.
    Specific line and route information can be obtained by calling 800-2LA-RIDE (800-252-7433).  By area, the following numbers can be called:
    Los Angeles, Hollywood, East L.A., Central City:  213-626-4455
    Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica:  310-273-0910
    Whittier, Pico Rivera, Mid-Cities:  310-699-0954
    Compton, Torrance, San Pedro, Long Beach:  310-639-6800
    San Fernando Valley:  818-781-5890
    San Gabriel Valley:  818-443-1307
    Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank:  818-246-2593
    Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas:  714-620-1871
    Hearing-impaired persons with a TTY machine can call 800-252-9040.
    The RTD telephone information service is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    -0-                     6/26/92
    /CONTACT:  Anthony Greno or Jim Smart of RTD, 213-972-4400/ CO:  Southern California Rapid Transit District ST:  California IN: SU: CH-JL -- LA012 -- 4230 06/26/92 12:49 EDT
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