Every day, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) efficiently transports hundreds of thou­sands of passengers throughout LA via subway trains, light rail and buses. Metro Rail is LA’s rapid transit rail system, with six lines serving 80 stations across LA County. The Metro Blue Line connects Long Beach and LA, while the Metro Green Line runs between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. The Metro Red Line subway services Downtown, Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. The Metro Purple Line runs between Union Station, Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. The Metro Gold Line runs from Pasadena to East LA. The Metro Expo Line runs between Culver City and Downtown. Three types of bus service are available in LA: Metro Local makes frequent stops along major streets; Metro Rapid offers fewer stops and expedited travel times; Metro Express offers reduced stop service along the freeways.