A four-mile extension of the Metro Orange Line busway from Canoga Park to Chatsworth will open to the public June 30.
Metro plans to offer free rides on the extension from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day, along with celebrations at the Canoga Park and Chatsworth stations.
The extension, which travels largely along Canoga Avenue, features stations at Sherman Way, Roscoe Boulevard, Nordhoff Street and at the Chatsworth Metrolink Station.
"We're thrilled that the Orange Line Extension will open earlier than anticipated and that the contractor is completing it well within budget," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who chairs the Metro Board of Directors.
According to Metro, the extension includes new bus platforms at the Canoga Park station and an elevated crossing at Lassen Street in Chatsworth to separate the busway from the Metrolink railroad tracks. There will also be a park-and-ride lot at the Sherman Way station and additional parking at the Chatsworth station.
The existing Orange Line between Canoga Park and North Hollywood has more than 25,000 daily boardings, according to Metro.