Bus riders along the Bethesda-Silver Spring Line will see fewer stops beginning next week.

Metrobus said it is eliminating five stops along the J2 and J3 lines, which connect Westfield Montgomery Mall, the Bethesda Metro station and the Silver Spring Metro station. Metro said the changes were necessary due to the expanded service on the J1 line.

These stops will be eliminated:

  • West Cedar Lane & Cyprus Avenue, eastbound
  • West Cedar Lane & Cedar Way, eastbound
  • Rockville Pike & Center Drive, eastbound
  • Old Georgetown Road & N Brook Lane, westbound
  • Old Georgetown Road & Maple Ridge Road, westbound

Metrobus said it would also add an eastbound stop at Rockville Pike & North Drive.

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