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All Aboard the Summer 2012 Beach Bus!

Post Date:06/08/2012 10:45 AM

Santa Clarita Transit offers Affordable Bus Rides to Santa Monica Beach

Grab a towel and take a ride on the Santa Clarita Transit Beach Bus for a day at one of the most popular beach destinations in Los Angeles. Open to all ages, Santa Clarita Transit is offering affordable weekend bus rides to Santa Monica Beach starting Saturday, June 9, through Sunday, September 2, 2012.

“Santa Clarita Transit offers an affordable, comfortable bus ride for beach goers, and there’s even room for surfboards, beach balls, and sand toys. The Beach Bus helps community members save money on gas and parking so they can enjoy every minute of their day trip,” says Mayor Frank Ferry.

Now through September 2, 2012, Santa Clarita Transit will offer direct services to Santa Monica Beach, departing Santa Clarita beginning at 8:40 a.m., with return trips from Santa Monica at 3:30 p.m.

Once again, the City has expanded the Summer Beach Bus service by adding a second Saturday service route and multiple departure locations. Community members can travel from the canyons to the sea and back again from these locations across the City:

Saturday - Route 1

  • Canyon Country Park: Depart at 8:40 a.m.; Return at 4:40 p.m.
  • Soledad Canyon Road & Solamint Drive: Depart at 8:45 a.m.; Return at 4:45 p.m.
  • Soledad Canyon Road & Shangri-La Drive: Depart at 8:50 a.m.; Return at 4:50 p.m.
  • Via Princessa Metrolink Station: Depart at 8:55 a.m.; Return at 4:55 p.m.

Saturday - Route 2

  • Santa Clarita Park: Depart at 8:40 a.m.; Return at 4:40 p.m.
  • Santa Clarita Metrolink Station: Depart at 8:50 a.m.; Return at 4:50 p.m.
  • Cinema Drive Park ‘N Ride: Depart at 8:55 a.m.; Return at 4:55 p.m.
  • McBean Regional Transit Center: Depart at 9:05 a.m.; Return at 5:05 p.m.

Sunday

  • Canyon Country Park: Depart at 8:40 a.m.; Return at 4:45 p.m.
  • Soledad Canyon Road & Solamint Drive: Depart at 8:45 a.m.; Return at 4:50 p.m.
  • Soledad Canyon Road & Shangri-La Drive: Depart at 8:50 a.m.; Return at 4:55 p.m.
  • Via Princessa Metrolink Station: Depart at 8:55 a.m.; Return at 5:00 p.m.
  • Santa Clarita Metrolink Station: Depart at 9:10 a.m.; Return at 5:15 p.m.
  • Cinema Drive Park ‘N Ride: Depart at 9:15 a.m.; Return at 5:20 p.m.
  • McBean Regional Transit Center: Depart at 9:25 a.m.; Return at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the summer beach bus are available for $3.00 for children and adults, and $1.50 for seniors (60 years and older) and individuals with disabilities. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, and must be purchased with exact change or by using a Transit Access Pass (TAP). Passengers under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied minors must bring a valid school ID to verify age. For large group accommodations, please call at least five business days in advance, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Santa Clarita Transit at (661) 294-1BUS (1287) or visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.

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