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While we patiently await that game-changing The Grove/LACMA/Fairfax trolley, nearby West Hollywood is giving gratis lifts to another tourist-happy retail desto. Starting tomorrow, the swanky (but still subway-less) city's free minibus will offer weekday rides to to Hollywood & Highland's Metro Red Line station, reports LA Times.
The CityLineX shuttle will run Monday through Friday from 7 to 9am and 5:30 to 7pm every 15 to 20 minutes — not particularly convenient for afternoon wanderers, so perhaps it'll inspire a full-day shopping itinerary? As far as pick-up and drop-off locations, rush-hour riders will find stops at West Hollywood Library (not far from Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard, and the Beverly Center) and the southwest corner of Highland Avenue in Hollywood.
The city's helpful civil servants will stationed at info tables and serving free breakfast burritos all week along Santa Monica Boulevard. As the local paper notes, the WeHo-to-Hollywood line is a six-month pilot program, so cross your fingers that the sched goes permanent and expands to afternoons; see the full route and timetables here.