Schedule & Route Revisions Effective Saturday, September 29, 2012

Below is a numerical listing of affected routes throughout Metro's service area. Visit Metro Online or pick up a new green timetable for complete route and schedule information. 

Metro is making some scheduling changes to reduce costs, preserve bus service and operate more efficiently. You may notice differences in the arrival and departure times of your route.

Route 1

Service frequency will improve during the morning and afternoon peak periods but will operate less frequently midday, late evening and on Sunday morning.

Route 2E (renumbered to Route 29)

Revised Route 2E renumbered Route 29. Route 29 will operate the same routing as former Route 2E south of W McGraw St but will be extended to NW Market St & 28th Ave NW in Ballard via 3rd Ave W, W Nickerson St, Leary Ave NW and NW Market St. Also, southbound trips to downtown Seattle will operate on 2nd Ave instead of 3rd Ave.

Route 4

On Saturday in the early morning and late evening, and all day Sunday, Route 4 will not operate the West Raye St loop via Queen Anne Ave N, W Raye St, 2nd Ave W and W McGraw St.

Also on weekends, one southbound trip to Judkins Park via First Hill leaving 3rd Ave & Union St at 5:37 am will be added.

Route 5

Route 5 will no longer operate between Greenwood Ave N & N 105th St and the Northgate TC. Alternative service between Greenwood and Northgate will be provided by new Route 40. Monday through Saturday, daytime Route 5 service frequency will improve from 30-minutes to 15-minutes between N 105th St and Shoreline CC.

Route 10

Route 10 will be separated from Route 12. In downtown Seattle, it will operate on Pine St and Pike St, using 2nd Ave to loop between the two streets. It will no longer serve bus stops on 1st Ave.

Route 11

Route 11 will be separated from Route 125. In downtown Seattle, it will operate on Pine St and Pike St, using 2nd Ave to loop between the two streets. It will no longer serve bus stops on 1st Ave.

Route 12

Route 12 will be separated from Route 10. In downtown Seattle, it will operate on Madison St and Marion St, using 1st Ave to loop between the two streets. It will no longer serve bus stops on 1st Ave.  

Route 14

The Summit (north) and Mount Baker (south) portions of Route 14 will be separated. The Summit portion will be renumbered Route 47 and the Mount Baker portion will remain Route 14. Most northbound Route 14 trips to downtown Seattle will change to Route 1 at S Jackson St & 12th Ave S.

Route 15

Route 15 Express will provide service north of NW 85th St  during the morning and afternoon peak periods. The RapidRide D Line will provide service south of NW 85th St.

Route 15E

Route 15 Express continues providing service during peak periods on its former routing, including north of NW 85th Street. South of NW 85th St, the RapidRide D Line operates every 10 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Because frequent service is available on the D Line, the number of Route 15 Express trips has been reduced from 10 to six trips in each direction.

Route 17

Route 31 and new routes 29, 32, 40 and 61 will provide alternative service.

Route 17E

One morning peak-period trip to downtown Seattle will be added.

Route 18

Route 18 Express, new routes 40 and 61 and the RapidRide D Line provide alternative service.

Route 19

Northbound Route 19 will move from 4th Ave to 3rd Ave serving the bus stops at James, Madison, Union and Pine streets.

Route 21

Route 21 will end at Westwood Village and will no longer serve Arbor Heights. Alternative service will be provided by Route 21 Express during the peak periods and Route 22. There will be no evening service to Arbor Heights. Also, peak-period, midday and Saturday service frequency will improve to every 15 minutes between Westwood Village and downtown Seattle. Most Route 21 trips will be connected to northbound Route 5 to Shoreline CC via Phinney Ridge, Greenwood and Broadview.

Route 21E

One morning and afternoon peak-period trip will be deleted.

Route 22

Route 22 will operate between Arbor Heights and the Alaska Junction via Westwood Village and Gatewood. It will no longer serve White Center and downtown Seattle. Alternative service between Westwood Village and White Center will be provided by routes 60 and 120. At the Alaska Junction, Bay 1, board the RapidRide C Line to downtown Seattle or new Route 50 to SODO.

Route 23

Route 131 will serve Highland Park and 4th Ave S. Alternative service will be provided by Route 60 to the Duwamish area and routes 120 and 131 to downtown Seattle. Routes 131 and 132 will both serve 4th Ave S between S Michigan St and downtown Seattle.

Route 24

Northbound Route 24 will move from 4th Ave to 3rd Ave serving the bus stops at James, Madison, Union and Pine streets. Also, Route 24 will not operate after 9:30 pm.

Route 25

Route 25 will be separated from Route 37 and will be revised to serve the northbound 3rd Ave bus stops at James, Madison, Union and Pine streets. It will no longer stop at the bus stop northbound on Prefontaine Pl S just south of Yesler Way and the northbound 3rd Ave bus stops at Columbia, Seneca and Pike streets.

Route 26

Route 26 will be separated from Route 124 and connected to most Route 131 or 132 trips. In the evening, those northbound trips not connected to routes 131 and 132 will begin at the bus stop eastbound on S Washington St just west of 4th Ave S.

Route 27

Service frequency will be reduced to every 30 minutes during the afternoon peak period. Alternative service will be provided by routes 3 and 4 on James, East Jefferson and East Cherry streets and Route 14 on South Jackson St. Also, Route 27 will be separated from Route 17 and connected to Route 33.

Route 28

Route 28 will no longer operate north of NW 103rd St. Alternative service north of NW 103rd St will be provided by Route 28 Express during the morning and afternoon peak periods and Route 5 on Greenwood Ave N.

Also, Route 28 will be separated from Route 23 and connected to most route 131 and 132 trips. In the evening, those southbound trips not connected to routes 131 and 132 will begin at the bus stop eastbound on S Washington St just west of 4th Ave S.

Route 28E

Two southbound trips to downtown Seattle will be added leaving Aurora Ave N & N 145th St at 5:25 and 8:32 am.

Route 29 (formerly Route 2E)

Route 29 will operate the same routing as former Route 2E south of W McGraw St but will be extended to NW Market St & 28th Ave NW in Ballard via 3rd Ave W, W Nickerson St, Leary Ave NW and NW Market St. Also, southbound trips to downtown Seattle will operate on 2nd Ave instead of 3rd Ave.

Route 30

Route 30 will no longer operate between the U-District and the Seattle Center. Alternative service to and from the Seattle Center will be provided by new Route 32.

Route 31

Extra trips will be added during the peak periods and, in combination with new Route 32, service frequency between N Queen Anne and the U-District will improve to every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturday between 40th Ave NE and 15th Ave W. In the evening and on Sunday, Route 32 will provide 30-minute service between 15th Ave W & W Nickerson St and the U-District. Also, Route 31 will be separated from Route 68 and connected to routes 65 or 75.

Route 32

Route 32 Map

New Route 32 will replace Route 30 between the U-District and the Seattle Center. It will operate the same routing as former Route 30 between the U-District and Fremont. From Fremont to the Seattle Center, it will operate via W Nickerson St (serving Seattle Pacific University), 15th Ave W and W Mercer Pl.

Route 32 will operate every 15 to 30 minutes during the peak periods and every 30 minutes during the off-peak periods. It will be timed with Route 31 to provide 15 minute service between W Nickerson St and the UW. From the UW, routes 31 and 32 will be connected to routes 65 or 75, providing service every 15 minutes between W Nickerson St and Children's Hospital.

Route 33

Northbound Route 33 will move from 4th Ave to 3rd Ave serving the bus stops at James, Madison, Union and Pine streets. Also, weekday midday service will improve to every 30 minutes. Route 33 will be connected to Route 27.

Route 34

Alternative service will be provided by Route 7 Express on Rainier Ave S and new Route 50 connecting Seward Park with the Othello and Columbia City Link light rail stations.

Route 35

No alternative service will be available on Harbor Island. For Vanpool and VanShare information, call 206-625-4500 or send an e-mail.

Route 36

Route 36 will be separated from Route 1.

Route 37

The number of trips will be reduced to four each during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

Route 39

New Route 50 will provide service to the Othello and Columbia City Link light rail stations or other Metro routes traveling to downtown Seattle.

Route 40

Route 40 Map

New Route 40 provides all-day service between downtown Seattle and the Northgate TC via South Lake Union, Westlake Ave North, Fremont, Ballard and North Seattle CC. It will operate on 3rd Ave serving the northbound bus stops at James, Madison, Union and Pine streets. Route 40 replaces portions of routes 5, 17, 18, 30 and 75. Also, one northbound Route 40 trip to Northgate leaving 4th Ave S & S Jackson St at 5:25 a.m. and one southbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving the Northgate TC at 12:15 a.m. will be added. These trips do not appear in the printed timetable.

Route 45

Alternative service will be provided by Route 32 between Uptown and the U-District and routes 31 and 32 between North Queen Anne,  Wallingford and the U-District. For service between Upper Queen Anne and the U-District, board Route 13 and transfer at 3rd Ave W & W Nickerson St to routes 31 or 32.

Route 46

No alternative service will be available between Shilshole and Ballard. Route 44 will provide service between Ballard and the U-District. New Route 40 will connect Ballard and Fremont. Routes 31 and 32 will provide service between Fremont, Wallingford and the U-District.

Route 50

Route 50 Map

New Route 50 provides all-day service between the Rainier Valley and West Seattle via Columbia City, north Delridge, Alaska Junction, the Admiral District and Alki. It will connect to the RapidRide C Line at the Alaska Junction and to Link at Othello, Columbia City and SODO stations. Route 50 will operate every 20 minutes during the peak periods, every 30 minutes during the midday and Saturday, and every 60 minutes at night and on Sunday.

Route 51

During the peak periods only, Route 57 provides alternative service to Genesee Hill. No service will be available on the eastern portion of Route 51 between California Ave SW & SW Hanford St and 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way. Routes 50, 55 and 128 will provide service between the Admiral District and Alaska Junction.

Route 53

During the peak periods only, Route 37 provides service on 48th Ave SW, Beach Dr SW, Alki Ave SW and Harbor Ave SW. The Water Taxi shuttle routes 771 and 773 also provide all-day service during the summer months via Alki Ave SW and Harbor Ave SW but operate only during the peak periods during the rest of the year. Route 50 provides all-day service between Alki and the Alaska Junction via the Admiral district.

Route 55

Route 55 will operate five northbound morning and five southbound afternoon peak-period trips only. During the off-peak periods, routes 50 and 128 provide alternative service to the Alaska Junction where transfers can be made to the RapidRide C Line to downtown Seattle.

Route 54

The new RapidRide C Line replaces Route 54.

Route 54E

Route 116 and the RapidRide C Line provide alternative service to and from downtown Seattle.

Route 56

During the peak periods, Route 56 Express will continue to operate between the Admiral District and downtown Seattle. Route 50 provides alternative service between Alki and SODO during the off-peak periods where transfers can be made to the RapidRide C Line or Route 21, and routes operating northbound on the SODO Busway or Link light rail to downtown Seattle.

Route 56E

Route 56E will operate directly from Admiral Way SW to the West Seattle freeway and will no longer operate on SW Spokane St between SW Avalon Way and Chelan Ave SW. Also, Route 56E and revised Route 57 will have a coordinated schedule with 13 morning and afternoon peak-period trips between the Admiral District and downtown Seattle.

Route 57

Route 57 will be revised to operate via the West Seattle freeway and the Alaskan Way Viaduct. It will no longer operate on SW Spokane St between SW Avalon Way and Chelan Ave SW, and on 1st Ave S and 4th Ave S in SODO.

Route 60

Route 60 will be extended from White Center to Westwood Village where transfers can be made to the RapidRide C Line and routes 21 Local, 120 and 125. Also, Route 60 will serve the Myers Way P&R on both weekdays and weekends.

Route 61

Route 61 Map

New Route 61 provides all-day service between North Beach and Ballard via Sunset Hill and will serve 32nd Ave NW and NW Market St, replacing local service on parts of routes 17 and 18. On weekdays, it will operate about every 30 minutes from 6:15 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Route 62

Route 62 Map

New Route 62 provides service between downtown Seattle and Ballard via South Lake Union and Seattle Pacific University. It will operate seven morning northbound and seven afternoon southbound peak-period trips that will be coordinated with Sounder arrival and departure times.

Route 64E

Northbound Route 64 trips to Lake City will serve the bus stop northbound on 7th Ave NE just north of NE 42nd St.

Route 65

Route 65 will be separated from Route 67 and connected to routes 31 or 32.

Route 66

Northbound Route 66 will be revised to operate on 3rd Ave serving the bus stops at Cherry, Seneca and Pike streets. It will no longer stop at the bus stops at James, Madison, Union and Pine streets.

Route 67

Route 67 will be separated from Route 65 and connected to Route 68.

Route 68

Route 68 will be separated from Route 31 and connected to Route 67.

Route 75

Route 75 will no longer operate west of the Northgate TC. New Route 40 will provide alternative service between the Northgate TC and Ballard via Crown Hill and North Seattle CC. Also, it will no longer connect to Route 330 from Lake City to Shoreline CC. Route 75 will be connected to routes 31 or 32 in the U-District. During the weekday peak periods, Route 75 will operate every 15-minutes between the Northgate TC and the U-District via Lake City and every 30-minutes at other times.

Route 81 Night Owl

The RapidRide D Line will provide an alternative 2:15 and 3:30 a.m. trip between downtown Seattle and Ballard.

Route 85 Night Owl

The RapidRide C Line will provide alternative 2:15 (along with Route 120) and 3:30 a.m. trips from downtown Seattle to West Seattle.

Route 99

Route 99 will only operate during the morning and afternoon peak periods (6:30 to 9 am and 2:30 to 6 pm) during the fall and spring service changes (September–June). During the summer service change (June-September), it will operate an all-day schedule 7 days a week. Fares will be charged.

Route 113

Southbound Route 113 will move from 3rd Ave to 2nd Ave serving the bus stops at Lenora, Pike and Marion streets. It no longer stops at the bus stops on 3rd Ave at Virginia, Pike and Seneca streets.

Route 116, 118, 119

In the morning, Route 116 will be revised to begin at either the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal to connect with arriving ferries or at 45th Ave SW & SW Brace Point Drive if there is no ferry connection. In the afternoon, it will serve the bus stop on Fauntleroy Way SW at the ferry terminal and then continue to 45th Ave SW & SW Brace Point Drive. Also, one northbound morning trip to downtown Seattle and two southbound afternoon trips to Fauntleroy will be added.

Routes 116, 118 and 119 will be revised to serve all stops on Fauntleroy Way SW between the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal and Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Morgan St. Also, southbound service will operate via the new 1st Ave S on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge.

Route 120

Route 120 will operate via SW Barton Pl, 26th Ave W and SW Roxbury St serving Westwood Village. It will no longer operate on Delridge Way SW between SW Barton St and SW Roxbury St.

Route 121, 122 

Southbound Routes 121 and 122 will move from 3rd Ave to 2nd Ave serving the bus stops at Bell, Lenora, Pike and Marion streets. They will no longer stop at the bus stops southbound on 3rd Ave at Bell, Virginia, Pike and Seneca streets. In addition, trips to the south end of downtown Seattle will serve the bus stops at James and South Jackson streets.

Route 123

Route 123 will operate via East Marginal Way S, SR-99 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct between the 1st Ave S Bridge and downtown Seattle. It will no longer operate via 4th Ave S in SODO and on 3rd Ave in downtown Seattle.

Trips to downtown Seattle will serve the northbound bus stops on 1st Ave at University and Pine streets. In addition, trips to the south end of downtown Seattle will serve the bus stops at James and South Jackson streets. Southbound trips to Burien will serve the bus stops on 2nd Ave at Broad, Cedar, Wall, Bell, Lenora, Pike and Marion streets.

Route 124

Route 124 will operate via Georgetown, Airport Way S, S Holgate St and 6th Ave S between the Tukwila International Blvd Station and downtown Seattle. It will no longer operate on East Marginal Way S and 4th Ave S between Carleton Ave S and S Lucile St, and on 4th Av S between S Industrial Way and S Holgate St.

Southbound trips to the Tukwila International Blvd Link Station will be revised to serve the southbound bus stops on 3rd Ave at Pike, Seneca, Columbia and Main streets. It will no longer stop at the bus stops at Pine, Union, Marion and James streets. Route 124 service frequency will be reduced to every 60 minutes after 10 pm. Most Route 124 trips will be connected with Route 24 to and from Magnolia via Interbay.

Route 125

Route 125 will operate to and from Westwood Village only and will no longer serve Shorewood and White Center. It will operate Monday through Saturday only and will no longer be connected to Route 11.

Route 128 

Route 128 will be extended to California Ave SW & SW Atlantic St in the Admiral District. Also, service frequency will improve to every 30 minutes at all times and the hours of operation will be extended to about midnight seven days a week.

Route 131

Route 131 will operate between the Burien Transit Center and downtown Seattle via Highland Park and 4th Ave S. It will no longer serve Highline CC, South Park and Georgetown. Alternative service will be provided by Route 166 between Highline CC and the Burien TC (via 1st Ave S), by Route 132 between South Park and downtown Seattle and by Route 124 between Georgetown and downtown Seattle.

Also, southbound Route 131 will move from 2nd Ave to 3rd Ave serving the bus stops at Virginia, Pike, Seneca, Columbia and Main streets. It will no longer serve the bus stops on 2nd Ave at Pike, Marion, James and South Jackson streets.

Route 131 will operate every 30 minutes until about 8:30 pm and about every 60 minutes from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Most Route 131 trips will be connected to routes 26 or 28 that operate to and from Fremont via South Lake Union.

Route 132

Route 132 will operate between the Burien TC and downtown Seattle via 4th Ave S. It will no longer serve Highline CC and 1st Ave S between East Marginal Way S and S Spokane St. Board revised routes 131 and 132 about three blocks east on 4th Ave S for service to downtown Seattle or Burien.

Also, southbound Route 132 will move from 2nd Ave to 3rd Ave serving the bus stops at Virginia, Pike, Seneca, Columbia and Main streets. It will no longer serve the bus stops on 2nd Ave at Pike, Marion, James and South Jackson streets.

Route 132 will operate every 20 minutes during the peak periods, every 30 minutes until 8 pm and every 60 minutes after 8 pm until the end of service.

Route 133

No direct alternative service will be available between Burien and the U-District. Alternative service to downtown Seattle will be provided by routes 121, 122 and 123 from the Burien TC, routes 113 and 120 from White Center and Route 113 from the Olson/Myers Way P&R. Transfers can be made at Bay A in the transit tunnel to routes 71, 72 and 73 for service to the U-District or Route 255 to Montlake.

Route 134

Alternative service will be provided by Route 131 between Burien and downtown Seattle via 1st Ave S, Highland Park and 4th Ave S, and Route 124 between Georgetown and downtown Seattle via Airport Way S.

Route 156

Route 156 will be extended from SeaTac to Highline CC in Des Moines replacing Route 132 in SeaTac and Des Moines between 8th Ave S & Des Moines Memorial Dr S and Des Moines Memorial Dr S & Marine View Dr S. It will also provide replacement service for Route 166 along S 216th St between Pacific Hwy S and Marine View Dr S.

On weekend evenings, it will operate about one hour later until about 9:30 pm.

Route 166

Route 166 will be extended from Des Moines to Burien via 1st Ave S. Also, it will no longer serve S 216th St between Pacific Hwy S and Marine View Dr S. Alternative service will be provided by revised Route 156.

Route 168

Westbound Route 168 trips to Kent will begin at a new bus stop located eastbound on SE 264th St just west of 242nd Ave SE (next to the new Fred Meyer).

Route 212, 217

To help maintain efficient operation in the transit tunnel and to prevent significant delays when the pay on entry procedure begins on Sept 29, eastbound routes 212 and 217 will move from the tunnel to 2nd and 4th avenues. These routes will serve the bus stops on 2nd Ave at Stewart, Seneca and Cherry streets, on S Washington St at 4th Ave S and southbound on 5th Ave S just south of S Jackson St. Westbound trips to downtown Seattle will operate on 4th Ave.

For Route 212:

Route 218

Two morning peak-period trips to downtown Seattle and two afternoon peak-period trips to the Eastgate P&R will be converted to Route 212 trips.

Route 265

Two morning peak-period trips to downtown Seattle and two afternoon peak-period trips to the Houghton P&R will be added.

Route 301

Northbound Route 301 trips to Aurora Village will move from the transit tunnel to 4th Ave. It will serve the bus stop on 4th Ave S just south of S Jackson St, the 4th Ave bus stops at James, Madison, University and Pike streets, and the bus stop on Olive Way just west of 6th Ave. Southbound trips to downtown Seattle will operate on 2nd Ave.

Route 306, 308, 312, ST 522

Northbound Metro routes 306, 308 and 312, and Sound Transit Route 522 will move from 3rd Ave to 4th Ave serving the bus stop on 4th Ave S just south of S Jackson St, the bus stops on 4th Ave at James, Madison, University and Pike streets, and the bus stop on Olive Way just west of 6th Ave. These routes no longer stop at the transit island on 4th Ave S just north of S Jackson St, at the northbound bus stops on 3rd Ave at James, Madison and Union streets, and at the bus stop on Pike St just west of 6th Ave.

Route 330

Route 330 will be separated from Route 75. Also, the northbound trip to Jackson Park leaving Lake City Way NE & NE 125th St at 6:37 pm will be deleted.