Dodger Stadium Express returns on Friday

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Dodger Stadium Express, a complimentary shuttle service from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles to the stadium, returns Friday night when the Dodgers host the Angels in the Freeway Series.

This is the fourth consecutive year the service has been offered by LA Metro. But for the first time, a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard has been established that should speed up the process. Game-day tickets will be honored as payment to ride the service and the shuttle operates 90 minutes before first pitch and 45 minutes after the game.

Friday night's game starts at 7:10 p.m. PT. A press conference announcing the service will be held Thursday at Metro Headquarters.

Starting Friday, fans are encouraged to use transportation alternatives that serve Union Station, and that will connect them to the new Dodger Stadium Express. For specific route and schedule information, fans can visit or call 323-GO-METRO. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 323-DODGERS.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.