All Aboard the NoHo Pasadena Express

Hop on board the NoHo to Pasadena route! 


Starting March 1, 2016, we’re getting a pilot bus service, the NoHo-Pasadena Express or the METRO bus line 501. This is going to be express service from North Hollywood to Pasadena or to get from The Valley to the other Valley.

“Metro is doing exactly what’s needed by expanding valley to valley transit options in smart and efficient ways,” said Paul Krekorian, Metro Board Member and Los Angeles City Councilmember, who represents the North Hollywood area. “This new express line will serve thousands of riders in North Hollywood and beyond by providing yet another way to get around the San Fernando Valley and creating a critical connection with rail and bus lines in the San Gabriel Valley.”

The NoHo-Pasadena Express will have six stops: NoHo, Hollywood Way and Olive Avenue in Burbank, Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Goode Avenue and Brand (westbound) and Sanchez and Brand (eastbound in Glendale) and the Gold Line’s Memorial Park Station and Del Mar Station in Pasadena.

Service will operate Monday-Friday from 5:30am until 9pm, with service every 15 minutes during peak hours. The weekend service will run from 6:30am until 9pm with service every 30 minutes. The cost to ride the express line is $2.50. You can use your TAP card to get free transfers to other Metro lines!

Click HERE for more route information. Thanks, Metro!

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Lisa Bianconi
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