For the seventh year, baseball fans will have the option of taking a shuttle bus from Union Station to games at Dodger Stadium, beginning with Thursday night’s exhibition game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Meanwhile, fans in the South Bay will be able to catch a shuttle from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, with the buses taking advantage of the Metro ExpressLanes along the Harbor (110) Freeway to reach Dodger Stadium, according to Metro.
The Dodger Stadium Express bus is free for people with game-day tickets. It will start running from Union Station 90 minutes before the first pitch and continue for 45 minutes after games, according to Metro. Buses will run roughly every 10 minutes.
The Harbor Gateway service will begin starting two hours before game time, and also end 45 minutes after the game. Those shuttles will run about every 20 minutes.
More than 245,000 fans took the Dodger Stadium Express from Union Station last year, up from 216,000 in 2014.
The fares of ticket-holding fans are covered under a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee. Funding for the Harbor Gateway service is provided by Metro’s ExpressLanes Net Toll Reinvestment Grant Program.
The pickup spot for the Union Station shuttle will be at the front of the station near the taxi zone adjacent to Alameda Street. It will have two drop-off points — one behind left/center field and the other at the Top Deck.
The Harbor Gateway shuttle will drop passengers behind right field.
—Staff and wire reports