Beach Cities Transit

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Beach Cities Transit
Beach Cities Transit logo.png
Headquarters415 Diamond Street
LocaleRedondo Beach, CA
Service areacoastal Los Angeles County
Service typebus service,
Routes2
WebsiteBeach Cities Transit

Beach Cities Transit provides mass transportation for the Los Angeles beach city suburbs of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo. The two routes provide both local service and afford a variety of opportunities to connect with the rest of the Greater Los Angeles Transportation grid; the system began in 2005. Route 104 which it took over from Torrance Transit (linking Redondo Beach and Torrance) was cancelled in 2011 due to low ridership.[1]

Routes[edit]

102[edit]

Service runs daily and travels exclusively through Redondo Beach city limits; the route begins at Redondo Beach Station on the LACMTA Green Line light rail system. The route continues south through the heart of Redondo Beach and serves the South Bay Galleria and the Beach Cities Hospital, before terminating at the transfer center at the Redondo Beach pier; this line was created when Metro Local line 215 was shortened back to Redondo Beach Station.[2]

109[edit]

The backbone of the system, this route travels north from the pier and serves the major residential and commercial areas of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo each day of the week. Connections are then provided to Plaza El Segundo and the University of West Los Angeles; the Aviation/LAX Station on the light rail's Green Line can also be reached, and the route terminates at the major transit center known as the LAX City Bus Center.[3] This line was created when Metro Express line 439 was shortened to Aviation Station.

Fleet[edit]

Active[edit]

Numbers

(Quantity ordered)

Year Make Model Engine Transmission Notes
536–538

(3 buses)

2011 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B300R
539–543

(5 buses)

2013 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B300R
550

(1 bus)

2003 ElDorado National Axess CNG Cummins Westport B Gas Plus Allison B400R Ex- ElDorado National Demo

Retired (incomplete)[edit]

Numbers

(Quantity ordered)

Year Make Model Engine Transmission Notes
0501-0505

(5 buses)

2003 ElDorado National/Ford Aerotech/E-350
0532-0534

(3 buses)

2006 ElDorado National XHF CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B300R
105, 107

(2 buses)

1987 Gillig Phantom 30' Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Ex- ?

Leased from Shuttle Bus Leasing

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