METRO News Bulletins

 Quarterly Service Changes

Winter Service (Dec 15, 2016 - Mar 8, 2017)

Route 3 - Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekdays: Service to the UCSC Coastal Science Campus (including Long Marine Lab and Seymour Marine Discovery Center) began on October 31, 2016. As a reminder, only select weekday Route 3 trips, at 9:50AM and 11:50AM, serve the Coastal Science Campus.

Route 4 – Harvey West / Emeline

See Route Schedule: 04     See Route Map: 04

Weekdays: A trip departing Santa Cruz Metro Center at 5:00PM has been added.

Route 20 – UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20     See Route Map: 20

Weekdays: Trip start times have been adjusted 5 minutes later to depart at :20 past the hour to match the weekend schedule. For the evening trips starting at 6:20PM that serve Safeway/Almar Shopping Center via Mission St and Almar Ave (toward Santa Cruz Metro Center), the routing has been changed. From Western Dr, the inbound route will follow Natural Bridges Dr, Delaware Ave, and Swift Ave before returning to Mission St and Almar Ave. As a result of this change, departure times from certain timepoints have also changed. A partial “ST” trip departing from Bay Dr and High St has been added at 5:10PM.

Weekends: For the trips starting at 4:20PM that serve Safeway/Almar Shopping Center via Mission St and Almar Ave (toward Santa Cruz Metro Center), the routing has been changed. From Western Dr, the inbound route will follow Natural Bridges Dr, Delaware Ave, and Swift Ave before returning to Mission St and Almar Ave. As a result of this change, departure times from certain timepoints have also changed.

Route 35/35A – San Lorenzo Valley

See Route Schedule: 35 35A     See Route Map: 35 35A

Weekdays: A partial outbound trip has been added between Hwy 9 & Hwy 236 (Johnnie’s Market) and Country Club, departing at 6:55AM. An inbound trip has been added, departing Mountain Store at 6:30AM to Santa Cruz Metro Center. All inbound trips from Country Club to Santa Cruz Metro Center have been adjusted 5 minutes later to start at :05 after the hour. The routing for the “ST” trip departing from Felton Fair at 2:20PM has changed: after the Hwy 9 & Hwy 236 stop (Johnnie’s Market), the bus will proceed to Bear Creek Rd and Deerwood Dr, then to Mountain Store, ending at Hwy 9 & Sylvan Ave.

Weekends: All inbound trips from Country Club to Santa Cruz Metro Center have been adjusted 5 minutes later to start at :35 after the hour, except for the last departure at 10:05PM.

Route 40 - Davenport / North Coast Beaches

See Route Schedule: 40     See Route Map: 40

Weekdays: The 6:40AM departure from Santa Cruz Metro Center has been changed 15 minutes later to depart at 6:55AM.

Route 55 – Rio Del Mar

See Route Schedule: 55     See Route Map: 55

Weekdays: Minor schedule changes have been made to departure times from certain timepoints.

Weekends: Minor schedule changes have been made to departure times from certain timepoints.

Route 66 – Live Oak via 17th

See Route Schedule: 66     See Route Map: 66

Weekends: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :45 past the hour, except for the last trip at 9:00PM. Trips will depart Capitola Mall on the hour at :00, except for the last trip at 9:40PM.

Route 68 – Live Oak via Broadway / Portola

See Route Schedule: 68     See Route Map: 68

Weekdays: Minor schedule changes have been made to departure times from certain timepoints.

Weekends: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :15 past the hour. Trips will depart Capitola Mall at :30 past the hour.

Route 69A/69W – Capitola Road / Cabrillo / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 69A 69W     See Route Map: 69A 69W

Weekdays: 69A: The first two trips of the day will depart Watsonville Transit Center 5 minutes earlier, at 6:45AM and 7:45AM.

69W: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :37 past the hour from 6:37AM - 10:37AM and 7:37PM - 8:37PM. Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :30 minutes past the hour from 11:30AM - 6:30PM. Trips will depart Watsonville Transit Center at :20 after the hour.

Weekends: 69A: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :07 past the hour from 8:07AM - 10:07AM and trips will depart on the hour at :00 from 11:00AM - 7:00PM. Trips will depart Watsonville Transit Center at :50 after the hour.

69W: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center Outbound at :37 past the hour from 8:37AM - 10:37AM, and at :30 past the hour from 11:30AM - 6:30PM. Trips will depart Watsonville Transit Center at :20 past the hour except the first trip of the day will depart at 7:50AM.

Route 71 – Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Weekdays: Trips will depart Santa Cruz Metro Center at :15 and :45 past the hour until 8:45PM. Trips will depart Watsonville Transit Center at :10 and :40 past the hour from 7:10AM – 8:40PM.

Weekends: A 6:40AM trip departing from Watsonville Transit Center, via Clifford has been added. Minor schedule changes have been made to departure times from certain timepoints.

Route 72 – Hospital / Pinto Lake

See Route Schedule: 72     See Route Map: 72

Weekdays: Minor schedule changes have been made to departure times from certain timepoints.

Route 75 – Green Valley

See Route Schedule: 75     See Route Map: 75

Weekday: A 5:15AM trip departing from Watsonville Transit Center has been added.

Weekend: Trips depart Watsonville Transit Center every 70 minutes from 6:05AM – 5:45PM.

Route 79 – Pajaro / East Lake

See Route Schedule: 79     See Route Map: 79

Weekends: Departure times from Watsonville Transit Center have been changed to 8:30AM, 12:30PM, and 4:30PM.

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