Glendale Beeline

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Glendale Beeline
Glendale Beeline logo.png
Parent City of Glendale
Founded 1984
Headquarters 613 E. Broadway
Locale Glendale, Crescenta Valley
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 13
Website [1]

Glendale Beeline is Glendale, California's transportation service, providing local routes that serve the need of those commuting within the city itself or who plan on using the bus to connect with rail service to Los Angeles or surrounding suburbs. The bus lines complements the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's crosstown routes through the city. It also provides bus service to unincorporated La Crescenta-Montrose, the city of La Cañada Flintridge and a small part of Burbank. Glendale Beeline also provides two Metrolink Express routes that serve out of Burbank Station and Glendale Station.

Routes[edit]

Route Terminals via Notes†
1/2
Glendale Station Stocker Square
Central Avenue and Stocker Street
Central Avenue, Brand Boulevard
  • Operates daily
  • Line 1 operates in a clockwise loop and Line 2 counterclockwise
  • Both lines operate alongside Metrolink express route 11
3/31/32
Downtown Glendale
Harvard Street and Louise Street
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(Line 3)
Glendale Avenue (all lines)
Verdugo Road, Honolulu Avenue (Lines 3 and 31)
La Crescenta Avenue, Foothill Boulevard (Line 3)
  • Line 3 and 32 operate weekdays
  • Line 31 operates Saturdays only
Montrose
La Crescenta Avenue and Montrose Avenue
(Line 31)
Glendale College
(Line 32)
33/34
Montrose
Verdugo Road and Honolulu Avenue
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Line 33) Ocean View Boulevard, Foothill Boulevard, Oak Grove Drive
  • Line 33 operates weekdays
  • Line 34 operates on school days
La Cañada High School (Line 34)
4
Roosevelt Middle School
Chevy Chase Drive and Brand Boulevard
Glendale Galleria
Central Avenue and Americana Way
Broadway, Chevy Chase Drive
  • Operates daily
5
Pacific Park
Riverdale Drive and Pacific Avenue
Hoover High School
Glenwood Road and Concord Street
Pacific Avenue
  • Operates weekdays and Saturdays
6
Pacific Park
Pacific Avenue and Riverdale Drive
Glendale High School
Broadway and Sinclair Avenue
Colorado Street
  • Operates weekdays and Saturdays
7
Riverside Rancho
Victory Boulevard and Western Avenue
Glendale College Western Avenue, Glenoaks Boulevard, Stocker Street
  • Operates weekdays and Saturdays
11
Glendale Station Downtown Glendale
Colorado Street and Jackson Street
Brand Boulevard, Wilson Avenue, Colorado Street
  • Operates weekdays in the peak am and pm
  • Operates alongside routes 1 and 2
12
Glendale Station Burbank Station San Fernando Road, Flower Street
  • Operates weekdays in the peak am and pm

†Glendale Beeline does not operate on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Fares[edit]

Fare structure as of July 1, 2015:

Fare Type General Student Senior/Disabled/Medicare
One-way (Lines 1-7, 31, 32) $1.00 $0.50
One-way (Lines 11 and 12) $2.00
Local Transfer $0.25 $0.15
Interagency Transfer $0.50 $0.25
31-Day Pass $36.00 $22.00 $18.00
10-Ride Card $9.00

Glendale Beeline is free to Metrolink/EZ Pass holders and to children under 5 (maximum of 2 with an accompanying adult) and within the City of La Canada Flintridge. On July 1, 2015, Glendale Beeline started using TAP cards.

Active Bus fleet[edit]

Here is a list of the current active bus fleet. All buses are manufactured by New Flyer and powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Year Manufacturer Model Picture Fleet Series
(Quantity)
Powertrain
(Engine/Transmission)
Fuel Propulsion Notes
2001 New Flyer C35LF [2]

[3]

B44-B57
(14)
CNG
  • Operates on all lines (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12,31,32,33,34)
  • B46 and B53 are repainted to LCF Shuttle livery and renumbered as LC3 and LC4 respectively for lines 33 & 34
  • B47-B50, B52, B54-B57 are in service and repainted to a new livery
  • B44, B45, and B51 are retired in 2015
  • To be retired
2005 C40LF [4] B58-B59
(2)
  • Operates on lines 3,5,6,7,11,12,31
  • Repainted to a new livery
  • To be retired
2010 C35LFR [5][6] B66-B72, LC2
(8)
  • Cummins Westport ISL-G
    • Allison B400R
  • Operates on lines 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12,32,33,34
  • LC2 has LCF Shuttle livery for lines 33 & 34
  • Originally delivered white, since repainted to a new livery
2010 C40LFR [7]

[8]


B73-B74
(2)
  • Operates on lines 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12,31,32,33
  • B73 and B74 are originally delivered white, since repainted into a new livery
  • B75-B88 feature a new livery
2012 B75-B78
(4)
2013-2014 B79-B88
(10)
2016 XN40 B89-B97
(9)
  • Entry into service - 2016 [9]
2016 XN35 LC5
(1)
  • Entry into service - 2016
  • in the LCF Shuttle livery for lines 33 & 34

Retired Bus fleet[edit]

  • This list is not complete
Make/
Model
Picture Year Numbers
(Quantity Ordered)
Engine/
Transmission
Fuel Propulsion Retired Notes
Gillig Phantom 1991 Diesel
Ford/El Dorado Econoline/Aerotech 1984 1-10
(10 buses)
1992-1994
  • Formerly operated on lines 1,2,4
  • Replaced by ElDorado National Escort RE-29 (B11-B23)
ElDorado National Escort RE-29 [10][11] 1992-1993 B11-B23?
(13 buses)
Propane? 2000-2002
  • Formerly operated on lines 1,2,4
  • Replaced by New Flyer C35LF (B44-B57)
Gillig Phantom 40' [12][13] 1982 B43
(1 bus)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HT-747
Diesel 2003-2004
  • Previously from NCSU Wolfline
  • Formerly operated on lines 3,11
  • To Laidlaw Transit Services
Gillig Phantom 40' [14][15] 1984-1985 B301-B305
(5 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HT-747
Diesel 2005
  • Previously from SamTrans
  • Formerly operated on lines 3,11,32
  • Replaced by New Flyer C40LF (B58-B59)
Gillig Phantom 30' [16] 1981-1982 B37-B38
(2 buses)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HT-747
Diesel, CNG 2007-2010
  • Previously from COLT
  • Formerly operated on lines 1,2
  • B37 was converted to CNG and retired in 2010
  • Replaced by Gillig Phantom 40' (B62-B65) and New Flyer C35LFR (B66-B72, LC2)
Blue Bird Q-Bus [17][18] 1996 B24-B25
(2 buses)
CNG 2010
  • Formerly operated on lines 1,2,4,12,13,33,34
  • L1 has the LCF Shuttle livery for lines 33 and 34
  • Replaced by New Flyer C35LFR (B66-B72, LC2)
1998 B26-B31,L1
(7 buses)
Gillig Phantom 40' [19] 1995 B62-B65
(4 buses)
Diesel 2012-2013
  • Previously from Foothill Transit
  • Formerly operated on lines 3,7,11
  • B64 has suburban seating
  • Replaced by New Flyer C40LFR (B73-B78)
Eldorado National Transmark RE-32 [20][21] 1999 B32-B36
(5 buses)
CNG 2013-2014
  • Formerly operated on lines 1,2,4,6,12,33,34
  • Replaced by New Flyer C40LFR (B79-B88)

References[edit]

Glendale Beeline Website: [22]