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Originally published Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Route Revisions

Metro Transit Service Reductions

Below is a numerical listing of routes that will be deleted, revised or reduced beginning September 27. These service reductions are necessary due to Metro's ongoing revenue shortfall and the lack of additional funding. More cuts are expected for February 2015. Read more »

Use this link for an accessible version of the service reductions.

Deleted routes

Routes revised or with reduced service

Note: Although the King County Council approved the deletion of Night Owl routes 82, 83 and 84, the City of Seattle has committed to contract for the continued operation of these routes through a "buy back" program.

Construction related changes

The changes for the following two routes are construction related and not due to service reductions.

Sound Transit Service Revisions

ST 522

On weekdays, one morning trip to downtown Seattle leaving the UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus at 6:43 am and one afternoon trip to UW Bothell/Cascadia College leaving 6th Ave S & S Atlantic St at 5:55 pm will be added.

Also, five northbound afternoon peak period trips leaving 6th Ave S & S Atlantic St at 4:13, 4:33, 4:55, 5:17 and 5:46 pm will be revised to end at the UW/Cascadia College in Bothell instead of the Woodinville P&R.

ST 555, 556

Two new eastbound trips to the Bellevue TC leaving the Northgate TC at 8:49 and 9:24 am will be added. These trips will not continue to Issaquah.

ST 560, 566

At the Renton TC, routes 560 to Bellevue and 566 to the Overlake TC will serve Bay 1, and routes 560 to Westwood Village and 566 to Westwood Village will serve Bay 3.

ST 590

The southbound trip to Tacoma leaving Eastlake Ave & Stewart St at 5:30 am will be revised to operate as Route 594 to Dupont Station.

ST 592

The southbound trips to Olympia leaving Eastlake Ave & Stewart St at 5:45 and 6:01am will be discontinued.

For detailed Sound Transit service and schedule information, please check Sound Transit's Ride the Wave Transit Guide.

Holiday Service

Metro Transit

Bus routes will operate a Sunday schedule on:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
  • Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec 25, 2014
  • New Year’s Day, Thursday, Jan 1, 2015

Please check your route’s timetable for details.

Bus routes will operate a reduced weekday schedule on:

  • Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
  • The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov 28, 2014
  • Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014
  • Friday, Dec 26, 2014
  • Monday, Dec 29, 2014
  • Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014
  • New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
  • Friday, Jan 2, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, Jan 19, 2015

Reduced weekday service operates on a weekday schedule, but many commuter routes are canceled or have fewer trips because of lower demand. Please check your route’s timetable for details. Also, check the UW reduced service schedule for more holiday service information.

Sound Transit

Sound Transit routes 522, 540, 542, 545, 550, 554, 555 and 556, operated by Metro, and those operated by Pierce Transit (routes 560, 566 and 577), will operate a weekday schedule on:

  • Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
  • The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov 28, 2014
  • Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014
  • New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, Jan 19, 2015

Central Link light rail will operate the same schedules as the ST routes listed above except for Saturday service on the day after Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and extended service on New Year’s Eve.

Sounder commuter rail will not operate on these holidays except for a weekday schedule on Veterans Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On the day after Thanksgiving, Sounder will operate three northbound trips to Seattle leaving Lakewood at 6 and 7:40 am, and 4:12 pm. Three southbound trips to Lakewood leave Seattle at 9 am, and 2:30 and 5:42 pm.

Also, Sounder will operate one southbound trip to Seattle leaving Everett at 6:45 am, and one northbound trip to Everett leaving Seattle at 5 pm.

For holiday service information for ST routes operated by Pierce Transit and Community Transit — including routes 510, 511, 513, 532, 535, 566, 574, 577, 578, 590, 592, 594, 595, 596 and Tacoma Link, please visit the Sound Transit website.

UW Reduced Service Schedule

Routes 31, 32, 48, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 271, 277, 372 and 373 will have designated trips suspended from Monday, Dec 15, through Friday, Dec 19; and on Monday, Dec 22, and Tuesday, Dec 23 when the UW is not in session.

Route 331, which serves Shoreline College, will also have trips suspended on these dates.