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Metro service changes adopted by the King County Council

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See route change information below:

Changes that will begin September 19, 2009

Route

Change in service

124 (new)

  • The existing Route 174 will be split into two routes at the Link light rail Tukwila International Boulevard Station. New Route 124 will replace current Route 174 service between the Tukwila International Boulevard Station and downtown Seattle.
  • Service on new Route 124 will operate every 30 minutes between approximately 5 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., with two northbound and two southbound early-morning owl trips between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.

126

Route 126 will be discontinued. Parts of this route will be served by the revised Route 154.

129 (new)

  • Metro will operate new Route 129 during weekday peak hours, with five morning and five afternoon trips between the Link light rail Tukwila International Boulevard Station and the Riverton Heights neighborhood in north SeaTac via 24th Avenue S.
  • Route 129 will replace a portion of the current Route 170.

154

  • Route 154 will be shortened to operate between the Tukwila Sounder Station and Federal Center South via East Marginal Way S.
  • The number of trips will be increased to four northbound in the morning and four southbound in the afternoon, coordinated with Sounder train times.

170

  • Route 170 will be discontinued.
  • Current service between S 154th Street and S 116th Street will be replaced with new Route 129.
  • Current service on Military Road S between S 164th Street and S 176th Street will be replaced with new Route 156 in February 2010.

174

  • Route 174 will be shortened to operate between Federal Way and the Link light rail Tukwila International Boulevard Station.
  • Route 174 will operate on International Boulevard in SeaTac and will not serve the Sea-Tac International Airport drives.
  • Weekday peak-period service frequency will be improved from every 20-30 minutes to every 15 minutes. Route 174 will operate every 30 minutes at other times, with two northbound and two southbound early-morning owl trips between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

179

  • Routing of the Route 179 will be revised to serve the Federal Way Transit Center.
  • Two morning trips and two afternoon trips will be discontinued, leaving a total of eight trips each in the morning and afternoon.

191

  • Route 191 will be discontinued.
  • Service along Pacific Highway S between S 272nd Street and S 160th Street will be replaced by more-frequent peak-period service on revised Route 174.

Changes that will begin in February 2010

Route

Change in service

128

Route 128 will be revised to serve the Link light rail Tukwila International Boulevard Station via S 154th Street and 42nd Avenue S.

140

  • Route 140 will be revised to serve the Link light rail Tukwila International Boulevard Station and S 154th Street, and will no longer serve Air Cargo Road, the Sea-Tac International Airport drives, or McMicken Heights.
  • Evening service frequency will be improved from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes.
  • Current service along Air Cargo Road will be replaced with revised Route 180.
  • A portion of current Route 140 service between McMicken Heights (Military Road S) and Southcenter will be replaced with new Route 156.

156 (new)

  • New Route 156 will operate between SeaTac (International Boulevard S/S 192nd Street) and Tukwila/Southcenter.
  • Peak trips will be extended to the Tukwila Sounder Station.
  • Service will operate every 30 minutes on weekdays between approximately 5 a.m. and 9 p.m., and every 60 minutes on weekends between approximately 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

180

  • Route 180 will be revised to serve Air Cargo Road, International Boulevard, and SeaTac/Airport Station instead of the airport drives.
  • Evening service will be extended to approximately 8 p.m.

194

  • Route 194 will be discontinued.
  • Current Route 194 service between Sea-Tac International Airport and downtown Seattle will be replaced by Link light rail.
  • Current Route 194 service between Federal Way and Sea-Tac International Airport will be replaced by enhanced Sound Transit Express service on Route 574.
  • In SeaTac, Sound Transit Route 574 will make additional stops on S 188th Street at 42nd Avenue South and 46th Avenue South.
  • Current Route 194 service between Federal Way and downtown Seattle will be replaced by enhanced Sound Transit Express service on routes 577 and 578.
July 10, 2009