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Metro Transit Division

King Street Center
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Major Bus Service Changes Begin
Saturday, February 12, 2005

Every day, changes occur to King County roads, businesses and communities that impact our transportation network. That's why Metro makes changes to its bus service several times throughout the year. We want to make your bus trips as fast and convenient as possible, and deliver service you can count on and appreciate.

February 2005 through early June 2005 bus and routing changes are listed here. Please refer to your route's specific new orange timetable for exact departure and arrival times.

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Pick up your new orange timetable

Pick up your new orange timetable on your bus and at Metro information racks, work sites and libraries beginning February 3.

If you ride Sound Transit, Pierce or Community Transit, pick up their new schedules or refer to their web site and look for changes that may impact your bus ride.

Please help conserve paper by taking only the timetables you need or by using these other information options:

  • Metro Online (New timetables and maps will be available by close of business February 11, 2005.)
  • Metro Trip Planner Enter a day/date of February 12 or later for itineraries in Metro's service area. Regional trip plans outside of King County may not contain complete information until February 12.
  • Rider Information: Voice: 206-553-3000, TTY: 206-684-1739
  • Bus Time: 206-287-8463
  • More Metro numbers

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Test your trip in advance with Trip Planner

You can plan your trip in advance with Metro's online Trip Planner and see what routes, times and locations are best for you. Trip plans using Metro's new schedules are available now. Enter a day/date of February 12 or later for itineraries in Metro's service area. Regional trip plans outside of King County may not contain complete information until February 12th. Logon to: tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

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Presidents' Day service

On Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 21, most routes will be on a Sunday schedule, but there is supplemental service on the following routes:
7, 28, 41, 64, 73, 101, 106, 140, 150, 154, 174, 194, 255, 303, 342, 941, 949, and 952.

Look for the letter "H" on the weekday portion of your timetable

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Routing changes for routes 222, 245 & 271 on the Bellevue Community College Campus

Routes 222, 245 and 271 departure times on certain trips have been changed due to routing changes on the campus. Please check your timetable to see if your trip time has changed.

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Boarding location changes at the Bellevue and Kirkland Transit Centers

Your boarding location at Bellevue Transit Center (BTC) may change due to the opening of the NE 6th St. High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ramps.

Bay changes at BTC include:

  • Route 237 to Woodinville will use Bay 6 at the BTC instead of 106th Ave.
  • Route 261 to downtown Seattle will now use Bay 5.
  • Route 342 to Shoreline P&R will now use Bay 3, and the 342 to Renton will use Bay 8.

At Kirkland Transit Center (KTC), routes 234, 236, 238, 251 and 255 departure times on certain trips have been adjusted to improve transfer connections. Please check your timetable to see if your trip time has changed.

Bay changes at KTC include:

  • Route 245 to Kirkland will now drop-off customers at Bay 2, instead of Bay 3.
  • Route 245 to Crossroads and Factoria will now use Bay 3, instead of Bay 2.
  • Route 251 to Redmond & UW Cascadia will now use Bay 4, instead of Bay 1.
  • Route 254 to Redmond will now use Bay 4, instead of Bay 1.

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Never attempt to board a moving bus

Bus drivers turn their attention to the road and traffic once the bus is moving and leaving a bus stop. This is why you should never attempt to board a moving bus as the bus drivers cannot see you. Don't put yourself and others at risk. Be safe, and never attempt to board a moving bus.

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Try our two new online tools: Tracker, and Point-to-Point Schedules

Tracker provides real-time bus information for a specific timepoint or geographic area. You can see and track the actual status of your bus on your pc so you know when your ride is really coming. You can even have an alarm triggered on your pc to let you know when it's time to catch your bus.

Point-to-Point schedules let you create a custom schedule between two locations in a given time range. You'll see all the routes that serve the two locations in the time range as long as no transfer is required. You'll also see the exact bus stops to use and the time the route is expected at the bus stops. The results can be easily printed or downloaded to a PDA.

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External links to partnering transit agencies

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