When the old bridge closed so that another could be built, the Metrolink station was closed and three bus routes were rerouted. The #70 Grand bus route happens to be the busiest in the entire Metro Bus system with customers taking about three million trips a year.
While the bridge was closed, improvements were made to Metro. New elevators and stairs connect the bus area to the Metrolink station below. There is now a transit plaza on Scott Avenue providing Metro customers a safe, well-lit space to wait for the train. Plus, there is a new park and ride lot that can accommodate 58 cars.
Up top on Grand, bus riders will notice new seats, more lighting and new bus lanes for safer boarding.