Service Change

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  • In Trip Planner, remember to enter a travel date of September 26 or later to plan trips that reflect Metro's new service changes.
  • Look for new red timetables on your bus and at Metro information racks.
  • For more assistance, call: Metro's Customer Information: 206-553-3000

The September 26th service change is now effect. View all routes

Route Revisions

Metro Transit Service

The routes listed below are a numerical listing of affected routes throughout Metro’s service area. Choose a route number or open the printer-friendly page to read about the changes that will begin on Sept 26, 2015.

City of Seattle funded transit improvments

With the passage of Proposition 1, 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.

Service added or revised

Other route revisions and changes

Holiday Service

Metro Transit

Bus routes will operate a Sunday schedule on:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
  • Christmas Day, Friday, Dec 25, 2015
  • New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan 1, 2016

Bus routes will operate a reduced weekly schedule on:

  • Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
  • day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov 27, 2015
  • Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec 24, 2015
  • Monday thru Wednesday, Dec 28-30, 2015
  • New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, Jan 18, 2016
  • Presidents Day, Monday, Feb 15, 2016

NOTE: Beginning Saturday, Sept 26, reduced weekday schedules will be eliminated on the following routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 50, 56, 60, 64, 70, 76, 77, 124, 131 and 132. These routes will operate regular weekday service on those holidays when reduced weekday schedules are operated by other routes.

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 or Metro Online for details. Also, check the “University of Washington reductions” below 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, Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
  • day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov 27, 2015
  • New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, Jan 18, 2016
  • Presidents Day, Feb 15, 2016

Central Link light rail will operate a weekday schedule on Veterans Day, a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days, a reduced weekday schedule on the day after Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr Day and Presidents Day, and an extended weekday schedule on New Year's Eve.

Sounder commuter rail will operate a weekday schedule on Veterans Day, New Year's Eve, Martin Luther King Jr Day and Presidents Day. Sounder will not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

On the day after Thanksgiving, Sounder will operate three northbound trips to downtown Seattle leaving Lakewood at 6:06 and 9:17 am, and 4:12 pm. Three southbound trips to Lakewood will leave Seattle at 7:40 am, and 2:30 and 5:42 pm.

Also, Sounder will operate one southbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving Everett at 6:45 am, and one northbound trip to Everett leaving Seattle at 5:05 pm.

For holiday service information for ST routes operated by Community Transit and Pierce Transit – including routes 510, 511, 512, 513, 532, 535, 574, 578, 586, 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 21, through Friday, Jan 1, 2016, and from Monday, March 21, through Friday, March 25, when the UW is not in session.

Route 331, which operates between Kenmore and Shoreline Community College, will also have trips suspended on these dates.