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Seattle, WA 98104
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Special Rider Alert June 1999

Transit service changes begin Saturday, May 29, 1999 in King County.

This service change is one of three revisions Metro makes each year to improve service and respond to customer requests.

For your convenience, all Metro buses are now lift equipped.

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New Blue Timetables

Be sure to pick up a new blue timetable and check for schedule changes on the route you normally take. Because all schedule changes are too numerous to include here, please consult your timetable to see if your route has been affected by any time changes or other adjustments. Please help conserve paper by taking only the timetables you need or by using these other information options:

  • Metro Online
  • Rider Information 206-553-3000
  • Bus Time 206-287-8463

For assistance with planning your trip and making connections, call the 24-hour Rider Information Office at 206-553-3000.

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Service Changes for North King County

Route 16

  • Express service, operating northbound between downtown Seattle and the Northgate Transit Center from 6:00 - 9:00 a.m., and southbound between the Northgate Transit Center and downtown Seattle from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., is deleted.

Northgate P&R map

Route 41

  • No longer operates inside the Northgate park-and-ride lot, at 11203 5th Ave. NE. Board outside the park-and-ride lot on 5th Ave. NE.

Route 65

  • Schedule adjustment to improve transfer times with routes 71, 72, and 73.

Route 86

  • Seasonal weekend service will operate about every 35 minutes from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. until September 1999.

Route 307

  • No longer operates inside the Northgate park-and-ride lot, at 11203 5th Ave. NE. Board outside the park-and-ride lot on 5th Ave. NE.

Route 317

  • Northbound Express trips between downtown Seattle and the Northgate Transit Center - leaving 3rd Ave. & Yesler Way at 5:50 a.m., 6:30 a.m., and 7:46 a.m. are deleted.
  • Alternative service is available on routes 41 and 307. Transfer to Route 317 local at the Northgate Transit Center - Bay 3.

Route 377

  • Northbound Express trips between downtown Seattle and the Northgate Transit Center - leaving 3rd Ave. & Yesler Way at 7:02 a.m. and 8:01 a.m. are deleted.
  • Alternative service is available on routes 41 and 307. Transfer to Route 377 local at the Northgate Transit Center - Bay 3.

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Service Changes for Central Seattle

Route 8

  • Weekday rush-hour service between Capitol Hill and the Seattle Center operates every 15 minutes when ridership is highest.
  • New eastbound trips will leave 1st Ave. W. & W. Mercer St. at 7:05 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 4:49 p.m., 5:19 p.m., and 5:49 p.m.
  • New westbound trips will leave 16th Ave. E. & E. Denny Way at 7:23 a.m., 7:53 a.m., 8:23 a.m., 5:06 p.m., and 5:36 p.m.

Route 99

  • As of May 15, evening service operates weekdays until 10:50 p.m. and weekends until 11:20 p.m. during the summer months.

Route 944

  • Midday service is deleted because of low ridership. Remaining trips leave 3rd Ave. & Jefferson St. at 6:36 a.m., 7:06 a.m., 7:36 a.m., 8:06 a.m., 4:36 p.m., 5:06 p.m., and 5:36 p.m.
  • New Express stop at 5th Ave. & James St.

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White Center/South King County Changes

Route 20

  • No longer operates along 1st Ave. in downtown Seattle. Board along 2nd Ave. at Seneca St. or Marion St.

Route 101

  • Two new weekday morning trips between South Renton park-and-ride lot and downtown Seattle.

Route 901

  • Service formerly operating along Pacific Hwy S. south of SW 312th St., S. 316th St., S. 314th St. and 20th Ave. S. will now operate on 23rd Ave. S. and SW 312th St. in both directions.

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Eastside Improvements and Changes

New Route 213 Route 213 Map

  • Serves the Mercer Island park-and-ride lot, City Hall and Covenant Shores.
  • Hourly service weekdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Route 214

  • Service leaving 2nd Ave. & Union St. in Seattle at 4:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., and 5:40 p.m. will no longer operate between the Issaquah park-and-ride lot and downtown Issaquah.

Route 223

  • Service cancelled due to low ridership. For alternative service board routes 225 and 229.

Route 251

  • New service between Woodinville and Redmond on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Route 291 Route 291 Map

  • New service to the Kingsgate park-and-ride lot using NE 124th St., 132nd Ave. NE and NE 132nd St. and revised routing on Willows Road.
  • No longer serves Cleveland St. between 166th Ave. NE and 164th Ave. NE.
  • No longer serves NE 87th St. and 148th Ave. NE.
  • Buses will operate both directions through Redmond Town Center.
  • Fare goes up from $.25 to full regular fare.

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Metro Customer Service Offices Move to Pioneer Square

On Thursday, July 15, Metro's Pass Sales and Lost & Found offices are moving to 201 S. Jackson St. in downtown Seattle. The Pass Sales office will open on Tuesday, July 20; Lost and Found opens Thursday, July 22.

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Holiday Service

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, Independence Day Holiday, Monday, July 5, and Labor Day, Monday, September 6, most Metro buses will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. On July 5, the following routes will operate supplemental service, indicated by the letter "H" on the weekday portion of the timetable:

5, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 26, 28, 36, 41, 42, 54, 130, 132, 136, 137, 150, 174, 194, 226, 251, 254, 255, 340, and 358.

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University of Washington Summer Trip Reductions

The following trips will be temporarily deleted during the summer session at the University of Washington. These trips will be restored at the beginning of the autumn session:

Route 78

  • Southbound trip leaving Jackson Park at 9:37 a.m. is deleted.
  • Northbound trips leaving Memorial Way & Stevens Way at 1:22 p.m. and 2:22 p.m. are deleted.

Route 205

  • Eastbound trips leaving NE 45th St. and University Way NE at 1:37 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. are deleted.

Route 272

  • Westbound trip leaving Eastgate at 7:00 a.m. is deleted.
  • Eastbound trips leaving Memorial Way & Stevens Way at 10:31 a.m., 11:31 a.m., and 12:31 p.m. are deleted.

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