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Summer Beach Bus Rides Again! Shuttles Begin June 22

El Monte

Grab your sunblock, put on your flip-flops and climb aboard the City of El Monte’s Summer “Beach Bus,” with express transit service from the City of El Monte to Huntington Beach.  This $6 round-trip service is a bargain for beach lovers, teens on vacation, swimmers and sun worshippers of all ages looking for a convenient and stress-free way to travel to the beach.

Every Saturday from June 22-August 17, the City of El Monte will be picking up passengers at 11 a.m. at the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, and transporting them to Huntington Beach.  Passengers can also take a Tuesday Beach Bus beginning June 25-August 13  Tuesday’s round-trip Beach Bus leaves El Monte’s Trolley Station at 12 p.m.  All Beach Bus shuttles will leave Huntington Beach at 6 p.m. and are estimated to return to El Monte by 7 p.m., depending on traffic.

Tickets for the “Beach Bus” go on sale Wednesday, May 29 and will be available for purchase at the El Monte Trolley Station Office during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Trolley Station is located one block west of Tyler Avenue on the corner of Valley Boulevard and Center Avenue, next to the Metrolink Train Station.  Children must be at least two years of age, and children under 12 are to be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information and specific “Beach Bus” dates and policies, please call the El Monte Trolley Station at (626) 580-2242.

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