Are There Special Transit Services For Seniors and Persons With Disabilities?
Yes. If you are a senior or a person with a disability, the City of Downey operates a Dial-a-Ride service. For information regarding this service, please call Downey Dial-a-Ride at (562) 904-7215.
Your Comments Are Important To Us
We want to hear your comments about DowneyLINK. If you have complaints or compliments, call the City of Downey at (562) 904-7238. For additional information about DowneyLINK services or lost items, call the DowneyLINK office at (562) 529-LINK.
DowneyLINK Believes in Courtesy for Everyone
Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on DowneyLINK. To assure that the ride is comfortable and safe for all, we also ask that you... keep your voice down, do not play radios without ear or headphones, and do not bring pets (seeing eye dogs and other animals helping people with disabilities excepted). Please remember that the comfort and safety of the riders is our primary concern and our drivers have the right to refuse to transport any person that threatens this.
DowneyLINK... Your LINK to Downey
Make your appointments and do your shopping conveniently and in comfort while leaving behind parking and traffic problems. If you're traveling in Downey, let DowneyLINK take you where you're going.
Where You Can Use DowneyLINK?
All routes begin and end on Firestone Blvd. in front of Stonewood Center Mall between the main automobile entrance and the Olive Garden restaurant. You can board a DowneyLINK bus there or look for one of the many DowneyLINK signs located along the routes shown on the back of this brochure. If you need assistance in locating the stop nearest to your home or to your destination, just call our DowneyLINK office at (562) 529-LINK. Information regarding bus stop accessibility for persons with disabilities may also be obtained at this same number.
How Much Does It Cost to Ride?
Only 50 cents a trip! Children two to five years and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. DowneyLINK drivers cannot make change, so please have your fare ready before you board the bus.
What About Transfers on DowneyLINK?
Transferring to other DowneyLINK routes is easy as all routes depart the transfer center at the same time. So If you need to make a connection to another DowneyLINK bus to reach your destination, just ask the driver for a transfer ticket when you board. It's free! The transfer Is marked with a time limit, and it must be given to another DowneyLINK driver before the time expires, or you will have to pay the full fare of 50 cents again.
Continuing Ride Ticket
If you board DowneyLINK before the route reaches the transfer point and you are continuing on the same route to reach your destination, ask the driver for a "continuing ride ticket".
How Do I Connect With MTA?
MTA has numerous lines serving Downey and you can ride DowneyLINK to the MTA stop you need. DowneyLINK transfers are not valid on MTA buses and MTA passes are not valid on DowneyLINK. For information about MTA lines and schedules, please call 1-800-2LA-RIDE (1-800-252-7433).
How to Read The DowneyLINK Time Schedule
Read from left to right to find how long it takes to reach each major stop listed on the schedule (these major stops are called timepoints) for each route. The departure time from the transfer point on Firestone in front of Stonewood Center Mall, is listed in the first column on the left, and the arrival time back at Firestone is listed in the last column on the right.
Between each timepoint shown on the schedule are additional bus stops which are not listed (see insert in this brochure for the listing of all stops). To board at a bus stop not listed on the schedule, you would locate the timepoint closest to your stop and use the schedule as a guide. Always use the earlier timepoint as your guide so you will be at your bus stop a few minutes before the bus. Please note that these times are not always exact because of traffic so please plan accordingly.
Downey and Bellflower Offer Intercity Travel
The cities of Downey and Bellflower, through an agreement, have made it possible to transfer from the southeast route of DowneyLINK to the Bellflower Public Transit system for transportation into Bellflower. The same is possible for Bellflower residents to transfer, at no additional cost, to Downey's Public Transit system for travel in Downey.
DowneyLINK - Taking You Where You Want to Go
DowneyLINK has four routes which connect at the transfer center located on Firestone in front of StonewoodCenter Mall. DowneyLINK puts all of the city within your reach. Whether traveling to work or school, the Civic Center or doctor's office, local parks or the Aquatic Center, a friend's home or your favorite store, Downey- LINK can take you where you want to go.
Riding DowneyLINK is a bargain as well as a pleasure. Low fares and convenient, comfortable new buses equipped with wheelchair lifts make DowneyLINK a positive travel experience. Hours of service, fares and routes can be found in this brochure, but if you have any questions, please contact our DowneyLINK offices. We're here to help.
DowneyLINK is funded with the City of Downey's share of Los Angeles County's Proposition A and C, voter-approved measures, which provide funding specifically for public transit.
When You Can Use DowneyLINK
DowneyLINK is available to you Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is not available on Saturdays, Sundays or these holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day