On October 22, the Metro Board voted to adopt the NextGen Bus Plan, which aims to improve bus speeds and frequencies throughout the network. Metro assessed current and future ridership to consolidate stops and optimize routes, and the first round of changes will take place in December.
All that is to say that the plan is an attempt to make bus service quicker and more frequent overall, but the proposed changes will impact each route and rider differently. In Warner Center, the plan will lead to more frequent service on nearly all the bus lines serving the area.
Below you will find all the changes to the Bus Routes in Warner Center. You can click here to learn more about the approved Next Gen Bus plan and view changes to the system, as well as the line by line breakdowns, here. Remember, these changes are scheduled to occur in December.
Please contact us if you have any questions about transit service and other mobility options to, from, and around Warner Center. Warner Connects is here to help!
NextGen Changes to Bus Lines in and around Warner Center
|Line Number||Current Bus Route||Changes|
|Local 150||Canoga Park – Studio City||New 150 Route will run from Reseda Blvd to Topanga Canyon Blvd along Ventura, then extend north through WC all the way to Chatsworth Station|
(Current segment from Studio City to Reseda Blvd will run via Line 240)
|Local 161||Warner Center – Thousand Oaks||No route changes but higher average frequency on all days and new evening service on weekends|
|Local 164||West Hills – Burbank (via Victory Blvd)||New route will end at Platt Av/Victory Blvd (eliminating turn-around loop at Valley Circle Bl in West Hills), with higher average frequency on all days|
|Local 165||West Hills – Burbank (via Vanowen St)||New route will end at Platt Av/Victory Blvd (eliminating turn-around loop at Valley Circle Bl in West Hills), with higher average frequency on all days|
|Local 169||Warner Center – Burbank||New route will begin at Saticoy St/Lankershim Bl in NoHo and terminate at the Canoga G Line Station, with higher frequency at all times and new service on weekends|
(New Line 645 will circulate in and around Warner Center from Canoga G Line Station along the wesetern segment of the current 169 route)
|Local 244||Woodland Hills – Chatsworth (via De Soto Ave)||New route will run separate from Line 245 and connect Chatsworth Station to Ventura Bl along De Soto Ave, with higher frequency at all times of day and new weekend evening service|
|Local 245||Woodland Hills – Chatsworth (via Topanga Canyon Bl)||Line 245 will be replaced by Line 150, which will have higher frequency at all times of day and new weekend evening service|
|WC Shuttle (601)||Around Warner Center||No route changes, but lower frequency at all times of day and eliminated OWL service|
|Rapid 750||Warner Center – Studio City||Line 750 will be replaced by Line 240 from Universal City to Reseda Bl and Line 150 from Reseda Bl through WC and north to Chatsworth G Line Station|
|G (Orange) Line||Chatsworth – North Hollywood||No route changes, but more frequent service during evenings, late nights, and weekends|
New and Replaced Bus Lines
The western segment of Line 169 (from Canoga Station to Mulholland Drive and West Hills Medical Center) will be replaced by the new Line 645.
Lines 245 and 750 will be replaced by more frequent service on Lines 150 and 240:
- Local 245 will become Line 150 and travel North/South along Topanga Canyon Blvd from Ventura Blvd to the Chatsworth G Line Station, passing through Warner Center and the Canoga G Line Station.
- Rapid 750 will become Line 240 from Universal City to Reseda Blvd. At Reseda Blvd, riders can transfer to the updated Line 150 to continue to Warner Center and beyond to the Chatsworth G Line Station.
Consolidated Bus Stops
No bus stops will be consolidated or eliminated within Warner Center, but several stops will be eliminated on lines 164, 165, and 240 that lead into or through the area:
|Local 164||Local 165||Line 240|
|Victory/Fairview||1st/Orange Grove |
|1st/Orange Grove |
|Ventura/Ventura Pl |