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New ST Express Service in 2000

All routes provide limited-stop express service.

Sound Transit fares will be in effect for all routes. Fares are $1.25 for one zone, $2 for two zones and $2.50 for three zones. The ST Express routes described in this publication will travel through a maximum of two zones.

Sound Transit is using new buses for ST Express service. The new 40-foot buses have bike racks, high-back seats, overhead parcel racks, air conditioning, reading lamps and adjustable air vents. The new 60-foot articulated buses are low-floor, which means customers do not have to climb steps to get on the bus. Both types of buses can kneel close to the ground, making it easier for people with special needs to get on and off the bus.

When the entire network is completely implemented, ST Express will operate more than 190 buses on 18 routes in the central Puget Sound region.

Everett-Northgate Express
ST Express Route 505

  • Make stops at California St./Hoyt Ave., Colby Ave. at 34th St. and 39th St. (pick-up only), W. Mall Dr./Everett Mall Way, Ash Way park-and-ride, Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood park-and-ride, Interstate 5/N.E. 145th St. and Northgate Transit Center.
  • Provides two-way, limited-stop service during weekday rush hours.
  • Note: Routes 505 and 506 began in May 2000; all other changes described in this publication begin in September 2000.

ST Express Route 506

  • Make stops at California St./Hoyt Ave., Colby Ave. at 34th St. and 39th St. (pick-up only), Eastmont park-and-ride, Ash Way park-and-ride, Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood park-and-ride, I-5/N.E. 145th St. and Northgate Transit Center.
  • Provides two-way, limited-stop service during weekday rush hours.
  • Note: Routes 505 and 506 began in May 2000; all other changes described in this publication begin in September 2000.

Redmond-University District Express
ST Express Route 540

  • Make stops at Bear Creek park-and-ride, Redmond Way/164th Ave. N.E., Redmond park-and-ride, N.E. 85th St. at 160th Ave. N.E. and 154 Ave. N.E., N.E. 90th St./151 Ave. N.E., N.E. 87th St./148th Ave. N.E., N.E. 85th St./124 Ave. N.E., Central Way N.E./5th St., Kirkland Transit Center, State St./Second Ave. S., 108th Ave. N.E. at N.E. 68th St. and N.E. 58th St. (Northwest College), South Kirkland park-and-ride, State Route 520/Yarrow Point freeway station, SR-520/Evergreen Point freeway station, Montlake freeway station (eastbound only) and University District (N.E. Pacific St./N.E. Pacific Pl., 15th Ave. N.E./N.E. Pacific St., N.E. Campus Parkway/Brooklyn Ave. N.E.).
  • Provide two-way, limited-stop service seven days a week.

Redmond-downtown Seattle Express
ST Express Route 545

  • Make stops at Redmond park-and-ride, N.E. 85th St./160th Ave. N.E., 154th Ave. N.E./N.E. 85th St., W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E./Leary Way, SR-520/N.E. 51st St. freeway station, SR-520/Yarrow Point freeway station, SR-520/Evergreen Point freeway station, SR-520/Montlake freeway station and all stops in downtown Seattle.
  • Provide rush-hour service westbound in the mornings and eastbound in the afternoons.

ST Express Route 546

  • Make stops at Redmond park-and-ride, N.E. 85th St. at 160th Ave. N.E. and 154th Ave. N.E., 148th Ave. N.E./Court 55 (Microsoft RedWest campus), N.E. 51st St./148th Ave. N.E., N.E. 40th St./156th Ave. N.E., 159th Ave. N.E./N.E. 39 St., 157th Ave. N.E. at Bldg. 11, 152nd Ave. N.E./N.E. 31st St. (Bldg. 22), N.E. 24th St./152nd Ave. N.E., SR-520/Yarrow Point freeway station, SR-520/Evergreen Point freeway station, SR-520/Montlake freeway station and all stops in downtown Seattle.
  • Provide weekday service: eastbound during morning rush hours; westbound during afternoon rush hours; and two-way service during midday and evening hours.

Bellevue-SeaTac Express
ST Express Route 560 (revised 8/8/00)

  • Make stops at Bellevue Transit Center, 112th Ave. S.E. at Main St., S.E. Eighth St. and S.E. 15th St., South Bellevue park-and-ride, Interstate 405/112th Ave. S.E. freeway station (Newport Hills park-and-ride), Interstate 405/North 30th Street freeway station (Kennydale), N.E. Park Dr./Lake Washington Blvd. N., Park Ave. N. at Gate K-9, N. Eighth St. and N. Sixth St., Renton Transit Center, South Renton park-and-ride and SeaTac Airport.
  • Provide two-way, limited-stop service seven days a week.
Updated: Aug. 8, 2000