Metro Transit Service Change

Effective Saturday, June 6, 2015

Routes with service added, restored, or revised (funded by the City of Seattle)

With the passage of Proposition 1 last November, the City of Seattle now has a funding mechanism that is expected to raise $45 million per year to help address overcrowding and reliability issues with Metro service, and to add frequency to meet demand for more transit. Based on Metro’s Service Guidelines and the Seattle Transit Master Plan, funding is being used to improve the reliability of service, add trips to ease overcrowding and improve service frequency on many Metro routes.

Note: City of Seattle funding will also help improve on-time reliability for the the following routes: 1, 2, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17E, 18E, 21E, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 40, 41, 43, 44, 48, 49, 55, 56, 57, 64E, 66E, 70, 71, 72, 74E, 76, 83 Night Owl, 99 and the RapidRide C & D lines

Route 5

On weekday and Saturday evenings, Route 5 service frequency will improve to every 15 minutes with the addition of seven southbound trips to downtown Seattle and seven northbound trips to Shoreline Community College.

Route 5E

Four Route 5 Express trips will be added during both the morning and afternoon peak periods. Also, four southbound and two northbound trips will be revised to improve service frequency.

Route 8

One afternoon peak-period trip to Rainier Beach leaving Queen Anne Ave N & W Mercer St at 5:12 pm will be added. Also, the existing 5:17 pm trip leaving Queen Anne Ave N & W Mercer St will leave five minutes later at 5:22 pm.

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Route 10

On weekday evenings, service frequency will improve from 30 minutes to 15 minutes with the addition of 10 westbound trips to downtown Seattle and 10 eastbound trips to Capitol Hill. On weekends, two morning and nine evening trips will be added to and from downtown Seattle.

Route 15 Express

On weekdays, two morning peak-period trips to downtown Seattle and two afternoon peak-period trips to Blue Ridge will be added. Also, two morning and three afternoon trips will be revised to improve service frequency.

Route 16

On weekdays, two afternoon peak-period trips to Northgate will be added and four existing trips will be revised to improve service frequency.

Route 17 Express

On weekdays, one morning peak-period trip to downtown Seattle will be added and one existing trip will be revised to improve service frequency.

Route 18 Express

On weekdays, one afternoon peak-period trip to North Beach will be added and one trip will be revised to improve service frequency.

Route 19 (Restored Service)

On weekdays, Route 19 will be restored with the provision of five morning peak-period trips to downtown Seattle and six afternoon peak-period trips to West Magnolia.

Route 21

On Saturday evening, three northbound trips to downtown Seattle leaving Westwood Village at 6:07, 8:09 and 8:39 pm will be added.

Route 24

On weekdays, existing trips will be revised to integrate restored Route 19 into the schedule (see Route 19).

Also, the span of service for Route 24 will be extended to about midnight with the addition of four southbound trips to downtown Seattle and four northbound trips to 35th Ave W & W McGraw St in Magnolia seven days per week. One inbound trip on Saturday and Sunday will be revised to improve service frequency.

Route 27 (Restored Service)

On weekdays, Route 27 will operate about every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak periods and midday, and about every hour evenings. On weekends, Route 27 will also operate about once per hour.

Route 40

On weekdays, three morning peak-period trips, one midday and 16 afternoon peak period and evening trips to downtown Seattle will be added. Four morning peak-period trips, one midday and 11 afternoon peak-period and evening trips to Northgate will also be added.

On Saturday, two morning and 12 afternoon and evening southbound trips, and five morning and nine afternoon and evening northbound trips will be added.

On Sunday, one morning and two evening southbound trips, and two morning and evening northbound trips will also be added.

These changes will improve service frequency to about every 10 minutes during the peak periods, about every 15 minutes evenings and Saturday and at least every 30 minutes at all other times.

Route 41

On weekday evenings, seven southbound trips to downtown Seattle and seven northbound trips to Lake City will be added.

On Saturday, five southbound and eight northbound trips will be added.

On Sunday, two morning and two evening southbound and northbound trips will be added.

These changes will improve service frequency to about every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturday. Early morning and evening service frequency will improve to about every 30 minutes.

Route 44

On weekdays, one morning peak-period trip to the U-District will be added and service frequency will improve to about every 12 minutes during the midday with the addition of 12 trips.

On Saturday, service frequency will also improve with the addition of 21 trips between about 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Route 47 (Restored Service)

Route 47 will operate about every 20 minutes during the weekday peak periods and about every 35-40 minutes at all other times. Route 47 will not operate after 7 pm.

Route 48

On weekdays, one morning peak-period trip arriving at 15th Ave NE & NE 45th St in the U-District at 7:55 am will be added. Also, the existing trip ending in the U-District at 8:38 am will be extended to the Mount Baker Transit Center in order to maintain a 10 minute service frequency for the entire length of the route.

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Route 55

Three morning peak-period trips to downtown Seattle and three afternoon peak-period trips to the Admiral District will be added.

Route 60

On weekdays, four morning peak-period trips to Broadway and four southbound peak-period trips to Westwood Village will be added.

On Saturday and Sunday, one morning and eight evening northbound trips, and 10 evening southbound trips will be added.

Service frequency will improve to every 30-minutes and the span of service will be extended.

Route 73

On weekdays, two southbound trips from I-5 & Ravenna Blvd to downtown Seattle will be added.

On Sunday, one southbound trip to downtown Seattle and one northbound trip to Jackson Park will also be added. The existing Route 73 trip leaving 17th Ave NE & NE 136th St at 5:33 pm will be revised to leave four minutes later at 5:37 pm.

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Route 74 Express

On weekdays, one morning peak-period trip to downtown Seattle leaving NOAA at 7:43 am will be added.

Route 120

On weekdays, three morning peak-period trips leaving from 15th Ave SW & SW Roxbury St in White Center to downtown Seattle will be added.

Route 125

On weekends, service frequency will improve to every 30 minutes between about 6:30 am and 6:30 pm.

RapidRide C Line

On weekdays, service frequency will improve in both directions to about every 8 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Midday service frequency will also improve to about every 12 minutes, and evening 15-minute service frequency will be extended until about 11:30 pm seven days per week. All Night Owl service will be maintained and scheduled so the times are the same every day.

On Saturday, service frequency will improve to about every 12 minutes in both directions.

RapidRide D Line

On weekdays, service frequency will improve in both directions to about every 8 minutes during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Midday service frequency will also improve to about every 12 minutes, and evening 15-minute service frequency will be extended until about 11:30 pm seven days per week. All Night Owl service will be maintained and scheduled so the times are the same every day.

On Saturday, service frequency will improve to about every 12 minutes in both directions.

Other route revisions and changes

Route 4

On weekends only beginning Saturday, June 6, northbound Route 4 to downtown Seattle will operate a revised route via Martin Luther King Jr Way S, E Cherry St, 23rd Ave S to E Jefferson St and regular routing to downtown Seattle. Southbound Route 4 will continue to operate regular route to Judkins Park as usual.

On weekdays only beginning Monday, June 8, Route 4 will only operate as far as 21st Ave & E James St for about eight months due to a long-term construction project on 23rd Ave S.

Alternative nearby service to downtown Seattle is available via Route 2 on E Union St, Route 3 on E Jefferson St, Route 7 on Rainier Ave S, Route 8 on Martin Luther King Jr Way, Route 14 on S Jackson St, Route 27 on Yesler Way and Route 48 on 23rd Ave.

In conjunction with the start of the Route 4 routing revision, Route 8 will be revised to operate, in both directions, on Martin Luther King Jr Way S between S Jackson St and E Yesler Way. It will not operate via S Jackson St, 23rd Ave S and E Yesler Way northbound or via E Yesler Way, 23rd Ave S and S Jackson St southbound.

Also, northbound Route 48 service on 23rd Ave S will be rerouted between S Jackson St and E Cherry St via Martin Luther King Jr Way S. Route 48 will serve the bus stops eastbound on S Jackson St just east of 23rd Ave S, northbound on Martin Luther King Jr Way at E Alder and E Cherry streets, and westbound on E Cherry St at 25th Ave. Southbound service will be maintained but traffic delays should be expected.

For more information on this project, please visit the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) website.

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Route 8

Due to a long-term construction project on 23rd Ave, Route 8 will be revised to operate, in both directions, on Martin Luther King Jr Way between S Jackson St and E Yesler Way. Route 8 will not operate on S Jackson St, 23rd Ave and E Yesler Way for about eight months.

Temporary stops will be added northbound on MLK Jr Way just north of S Jackson St and E Yesler Way, and southbound on MLK Jr Way just south of E Yesler Way during this phase of the construction project.

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Route 48

In conjunction with the construction project on 23rd Ave, northbound Route 48 will be rerouted between S Jackson St and E Cherry St via MLK Jr Way. Route 48 will serve the bus stops eastbound on S Jackson St, northbound on MLK Jr Way at S Jackson, E Alder and E Cherry streets, and westbound on E Cherry St at 25th Ave.

Southbound service will be maintained, but traffic delays should be expected.

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Route 64 Express

During the morning peak period, southbound Route 64 to downtown Seattle will no longer serve the bus stop westbound on NE 143rd St just west of 17th Ave NE. Route 64 will begin at the bus stop eastbound on NE 145th St just east of 15th Ave NE.

City of Seattle funding will also be provided to improve on-time reliability.

Route 73

Route 73 will be revised to operate to and from a new north end terminal located westbound on NE 143rd St just west of 17th Ave NE. It will no longer operate on NE 145th St between 17th Ave NE and 20th Ave NE, and on 20th Ave NE between NE 145th St and NE 135th St.

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Route 111

Southbound routes 111 to Lake Kathleen and 114 to the Renton Highlands will serve the bus stop on 2nd Ave just south of Bell St. These routes will no longer stop at the bus stop westbound on Lenora St just east of 4th Ave.

Route 114

Southbound routes 111 to Lake Kathleen and 114 to the Renton Highlands will serve the bus stop on 2nd Ave just south of Bell St. These routes will no longer stop at the bus stop westbound on Lenora St just east of 4th Ave.

Route 118

Two revised northbound Route 118 trips to the Vashon Ferry Terminal will leave Burton at 6 pm weekdays and 4:51 pm on Saturday, and three revised southbound Route 118 trips to Burton will leave the Vashon Ferry Terminal at 5:30 pm weekdays, and 4:25 and 5:15 pm on Saturday.

Route 119

Two revised southbound Route 119 trips to Dockton will leave the Vashon Ferry Terminal at 12:44 and 3:30 pm weekdays.

Route 167

Route 167 will be revised to operate via Park Ave N and NE Park Drive between Bronson Way and I-405. It will no longer operate, in either direction, via Bronson Way and I-405.

Route 200

Route 200 will be extended to the Issaquah Highlands P&R via SE Black Nugget Rd and Highlands Drive NE. Route 200 will no longer serve Microsoft or Siemans offices on SE 51st St and Fred Meyer at East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE & SE 62nd St.

Route 200 will serve Bay 1 at the Issaquah Highlands P&R

Route 238

Route 238 will be revised to operate, in both directions, via NE 120th St between Slater Ave NE and 124th Ave NE. It will no longer operate on Slater Ave NE between NE 120th St and NE 116th St, and on 124th Ave NE between NE 116th St and NE 120th St.

Route 245

Most southbound Route 245 trips will be revised to operate back to the Eastgate P&R after serving the bus stop at 124th Ave SE & SE 44th St in Factoria. However, Route 245 trips arriving at this bus stop at 9:21, 10:21 and 11:44 pm weekdays, and at 11:36 pm on weekends will layover until their scheduled northbound trip begins.

Route 246

Route 246 will be extended to 92nd Ave NE & SR-520 via NE 24th St and 92nd Ave NE. Northbound Route 246 will serve a new bus stop at the entrance to the Clyde Hill/Yarrow Point Freeway Station and then continue southbound to the Bellevue Transit Center, Bay 1.

Route 246 will no longer operate westbound on NE 23rd St and northbound on 98th Ave NE.

Route 303

Southbound Route 303 to First Hill will serve a new bus stop on Meridian Ave N just south of N 190th St. Northbound Route 303 to the Shoreline P&R will also serve a new bus stop on Meridian Ave N just north of N 190th St.

Route 312

On weekdays, two southbound and two northbound peak-period trips will be added.

RapidRide F Line

From early June until about mid-September, the RapidRide F Line will operate between The Landing and the Renton Transit Center via N 8th St, Park Ave N, Bronson Way S and S 2nd St. The F Line will not operate on Logan Ave N between N 8th St and S 2nd St.

The bus stop southbound on Logan Ave N just north of N 6th St will be closed during this time. The bus stop southbound on Park Ave N just south of N 6th St will be the only bus stop served by the F Line between N 8th St and S 2nd St.

Northbound F Line service to The Landing is unaffected by this change and will continue to operate on Logan Ave N as usual.

New Routes

Route 630 (NEW)

In an effort to expand alternative transit service and to help mitigate the deletion of routes 202 and 205, Metro has contracted with Hopelink to operate a new community shuttle between Mercer Island and downtown Seattle via First Hill.

On weekdays, the Route 630 Community Shuttle will operate five morning peak period trips to downtown Seattle leaving Island Crest Way & SE 46th St at 6:10, 6:40, 7:12, 7:44 and 8:13 am. During the afternoon peak period, it will operate five trips to Mercer Island leaving 12th Ave S & S Jackson St at 4:02, 4:47, 5:17, 5:47 and 6:32 pm. A two-zone peak-period fare will be charged for this shuttle.

Route 630 will operate a fixed route to and from Mercer Island and downtown Seattle via Island Crest Way, N. Mercer Way, SE 24th St, I-90, Rainier Ave S, Boren Ave, Seneca St and 5th Ave, and also provide service on request at designated stops within a flexible service area in the Shorewood area of Mercer Island. To schedule service in this area, call 855-233-6043.

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Route 631 (NEW)

In an effort to expand alternative transit service and to help mitigate the deletion of Route 139, Metro has contracted with Hopelink to operate a new community shuttle service to and from the Burien TC, Highline Medical Center and Gregory Heights.

On weekdays, the Route 631 Community Shuttle will operate a clockwise loop about every 30 minutes between 7:56 am and 4:11 pm. It will operate a fixed route to and from the Burien Transit Center via 4th Ave SW, Sylvester Road SW, SW 160th St, 19th Ave SW, SW 159th St, 21st Ave SW and SW 152nd St, and also provide service on request at designated stops within a flexible service area in Gregory Heights. To schedule service in this area, call 855-233-6043.

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