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AV ‘Beach Bus’ will return this summer


Operating Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends

Los Angeles County’s summer Beach Bus between the Antelope Valley and Santa Monica Beach has resumed and will continue through Labor Day, according to the office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

Buses operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Buses depart from Walt Troth Drive/City Park Drive at Sgt. Steve Owen Park, 43063 10th St. West, at 8:30 a.m., and from the Antelope Valley Transit Authority bus stop zone at Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Drive, at 9 a.m. Buses are scheduled to arrive at Santa Monica Beach near the Santa Monica Pier at 10:50 a.m.

Buses depart from Santa Monica Beach’s pier parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Buses are scheduled to arrive at the Palmdale Transportation Center at 5:25 p.m. and at Sgt. Steve Owen Park at 5:40 p.m.

Round trip cost is $6 for children and adults, or $2 for persons with disabilities and seniors age 60 and older with identification. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To ensure a seat, make reservations at up to 10 days in advance, but no later than 10 a.m. one day prior to the trip.

Riders are encouraged to assemble at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure. Riders who miss the bus in Santa Monica must find their own transportation home. Service is subject to change due to weather and road conditions.

For more details, call (626) 458-3909.