Bus Route LL - GVSU Laker Line Weekday

Fall / Winter Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2022/WINTER 2023 [PDF]

Monday - Thursday: 5:30a - 1a
Friday: 5:30a - 6p (see Route LL Weekend Service after 6p)

  • TO NOTE:
    • ROUTE 50 TRANSITIONED TO THE LAKER LINE IN 2020!!
    • New bus stations along Laker Line Corridor:
      • Walker Fire Station stop will now be on Lake Michigan Dr at Cummings
      • Standale Trail - new station on Lake Michigan Dr at Mazana Ct/Hampton Ln 
      • Straight - new station at Fulton & Straight
      • GVSU Pew Campus stop is now on Fulton at Mt Vernon (under US-131). Bus no longer stops at Seward Ramp.*
        • *Long-Term Detour for GVSU Pew Campus Station:
          Fulton Street closure will last through October 2022. During this time the Laker Line (Rt 45) will need to detour near GVSU Pew Campus and the Monroe/Louis stop will also not be serviced during detour. LL/45 Eastbound - Fulton (L) Mt Vernon (R) Front. Temporary stop under US131 (old Pew stop). Continuing from stop; (R) Pearl (L) Monroe to regular route.
          ​​​​​​​LL/45 Westbound - Monroe (R) Pearl (L) Front (L) Mt Vernon (R) Fulton. Temporary stop on Fulton, just west on Mt Vernon (in front of GVSU DeVos Center). Straight on Fulton to regular route.
  • Weekday service frequency is approx 15 minutes during peak hours of 5:30a - 9p. 20 mins from 9p-1a.
  • Weekend service available via Weekend Service schedule.
  • "Exam Cram" extended bus service until 2a - available Monday of the week prior to exams to Wednesday of exams (approx 20 min frequency - last departure from KC at 2:10a). NOTE: No Exam Cram service extension Fall 2021 / Winter 2022
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus may on a limited "Break Service". When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.
  • Note: some applications may refer to the Laker Line as Route 45.

Spring / Summer Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2022 [PDF]

Monday - Friday: 5:30a - 11:00p (15-30 minute frequency)
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00a - 8:00p (30 minute frequency)

 

  • Weekday service frequency is 15-30 minutes; weekend service is every 30 minutes.
  • Weekend service now available during the Spring/Summer semester for Laker Line.
  • Summer Service Schedule continuing through August 28, 2022. Route 85 Apartment Service will resume on Sunday, 8/21/22.

Route Maps: 
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP WINTER 2020 [PDF] (NOTE: Apartment routes only run during Fall/Winter)
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019 [PDF]
PEW CAMPUS ROUTE MAP [PDF]

Route Transfer Opportunities:

  • There are a number of opportunities available to access Central Station by connecting on another route (see suggestions below). All Rapid routes are still FREE with valid GVSU I.D.
  • Transfer to Silver Line (SL/#90) at downtown Grand Rapids locations: Michigan & Bostwick, DeVos Place, Monroe & Louis 
  • Just south of Seidman Center (on Butterworth/Lexington/Front SW) transfer to #12 (West Fulton)Please note Front St stop is inbound only.
  • Just north of DeVos Center (at Seward Ramp), at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) or DASH West. After 8/21/20, no GVSU routes stop at Seward Ramp.
  • At Meijer (at Lake Michigan Dr. and Wilson Ave.) you can transfer to #7 (West Leonard) or #12 (West Fulton). Stop for the 7 and 12 is on the south end of the parking lot.

Next Bus: To find out where the bus is now, visit Rapid Connect or one of our Mobile Apps. Please note these apps work with the normal semester schedules and may not provide real-time data during campus breaks.


Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Martin Luther King Jr Recess, Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Featured Stops on this Route:

  • Lafayette Station - Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, walking distance to Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall
  • Michigan & Bostwick - walking distance to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line (must walk across the street for Silver Line stop)
  • DeVos Place
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Monroe & Louis 
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Mt Vernon & Fulton St
    • GVSU stop between Keller Engineering Labs and Seidman Center (under US-131)
    • Just south of Seidman Center (on Butterworth/Lexington/Front SW) transfer to #12 (West Fulton). Please note Front St stop is inbound only.
    • Short walk to Seward & Pearl/Lake Michigan Dr. for transfer opportunity to Route 9 (Alpine) (after 8/21/20 no GVSU stops at Seward Ramp) 
  • Straight & Fulton St
    • Residential & retail area
  • John Ball Zoo / Fulton & Garfield - walking distance from many of the homes and businesses on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids.
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
    • John Ball Zoo
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Covell shopping plaza - Big Apple Bagel, Rite Aid, BC Pizza, Snap Fitness, and Bank of America
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Maynard & Lake Michigan Dr.
    • Bayberry Apartments
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Standale Trail & Lake Michigan Dr.
    • Hampton Lakes Apartments
    • Apple Ridge Apartments
    • Access to Standale Biking Trail
  • Cummings & Lake Michigan Dr.
    • Walker Fire Station is a park & ride location. You can park your car in the lot behind the Fire Station or north of the shopping plaza (after 8/21/20 buses no longer pull into Walker Fire Station).
  • Ferndale & Lake Michigan Dr.
    • Meijer is another park & ride location. Shopping plaza features Meijer, Panera Bread, Jet's Pizza, Chowhound Pets, Fifth-Third Bank and more.
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 7 (West Leonard) and Route 12 (West Fulton) on the south end of the Meijer parking lot.
  • Allendale Campus bus stops at Mackinac Hall and the Kirkhof Center
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 37, 48 (weekday) and 85 (weekends and early a.m. weekday)


Page last modified August 26, 2022