blog art metroStarting Monday, Dec. 15, the new Valley-Westside Express, also known as Line 788, will offer nonstop service to and from the Valley’s Orange Line and Westwood! Metro predicts the new service will save riders up to 20 minutes in each direction.

The Valley-Westside Express will include stops at Metro’s Orange Line Stations, with free park and ride lots at Sepulveda Blvd. and Van Nuys Blvd. The service will depart weekdays every 20 minutes during the peak hours of 5am – 9am and 3pm – 7pm.

In addition, Metro will be eliminating Line 761 and 741 for the creation of Line 734 and Line 744, the Valley “U”.

Line 734 will mirror Line 761’s current route into UCLA via Sunset Blvd. and Hilgard Ave., providing service between the Valley and the Westside via Sepulveda Blvd. UCLA Valley-Westside Express riders with Go Metro Passes, can transfer to the new Line 734 at Westwood Blvd. and Lindbrook Dr. to reach campus via Hilgard Ave.

UCLA Transportation subsidizes at least 50% of transit pass costs for eligible UCLA students and employees on six transit agencies, including Metro. Starting winter quarter 2015, the Metro TAP card price increase will take effect for UCLA students and employees.