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Special Rider Alert September 1999

Transit service changes begin Saturday, September 18, 1999 in King County.

This service change is one of three revisions Metro makes each year to improve service and respond to customer requests. Some Sound Transit Express service begins Sunday, September 19. Please consult your timetable.

For your convenience, all Metro buses are lift equipped.

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New Green Timetables

Be sure to pick up a new green 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
  • ST Express [external link]
  • Rider Information 206-553-3000
  • ST Express 1-888-889-6368
  • 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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New Regional Bus Pass

A new regional pass called PugetPass is now available for customers who want to use one or more of the region's transit systems. PugetPass replaces most current passes sold by Metro Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and Everett Transit.

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New Express Service from Sound Transit

Route 550 - operated by Metro Transit Sound Transit ST Express Route 550 will replace Metro Route 226 and will make limited stops along Bellevue Way SE. Between Main St. and S. Bellevue Park & Ride, Rt. 550 will make stops at SE 3rd St, SE 10th St and SE 16th St. Route 550 will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle bus tunnel when it is open. Fares on this service will be the same as for the Route 226.

Route 565 - operated by Metro Transit: New ST Express Route 565 will provide limited-stop express service between the Federal Way Transit Center/park & ride and Bellevue Transit Center via downtown Auburn, Auburn park & ride, Kent park & ride, South Renton park & ride, Renton Transit Center and Renton Boeing. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on this route.

Route 570 - operated by Metro Transit: New ST Express Route 570 will provide limited-stop weekday express service connecting Sea-Tac Airport, Burien Transit Center, White Center, Fauntleroy, the West Seattle Junction and International District Station at 5th & Jackson. Other stops will include 1st Ave. S & S Lander St and Safeco Field. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on this route.

Route 530, Route 531 and Route 532 - operated by Community Transit: New ST Express Routes 530, 531 and 532 will provide limited-stop express service connecting the Everett Mall, Ash Way park & ride, Canyon Park park & ride, Kingsgate Freeway Station and the Bellevue Transit Center. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on these routes. This service will replace Community Transit Route 407.

Route 531 and Route 535 - operated by Community Transit: New ST Express Routes 531 and 535 will provide limited-stop express connecting Lynnwood park & ride, Alderwood Mall, Canyon Park park & ride, Bothell park & ride, Brickyard park & ride, Kingsgate Freeway Station, Houghton park & ride and the Bellevue Transit Center. Service on this route will coordinate with Route 530 between Canyon Park park & ride and downtown Bellevue. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on these routes.

Route 510, Route 512 and Route 513 - operated by Community Transit: New ST Express Routes 510, 512 and 513 will provide limited-stop express connecting downtown Everett, Eastmont park & ride and downtown Seattle. During the midday and in the off-peak direction during peak hours, buses will stop at I-5 and NE 45th Street and at the NE 145th Street Freeway Station. These routes will operate to 4th Ave S & S Royal Brougham Way. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on these routes.

Route 511 and Route 512 - operated by Community Transit: New ST Express Routes 511 and 512 will provide limited-stop express service connecting Ash Way park & ride, Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood park & ride and downtown Seattle. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on this route. During the midday and in the off-peak direction during the peak hours, stops will be made at I-5 and NE 45th Street and at the NE 145th Street Freeway Station. These routes will operate to 4th Ave S & S Royal Brougham Way. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on these routes.

Route 574 - operated by Pierce Transit: New ST Express Route 574 will provide limited-stop express service connecting Sea-Tac Airport, Kent-Des Moines park & ride, Star Lake park & ride, Federal Way Transit Center/park & ride, Tacoma Dome Station, Lakewood/SR-512 park & ride and Lakewood Mall Transit Center. Sound Transit fares will be in effect on this route.

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N Seattle & N King County Changes

Route 25: On northbound trips, now stops eastbound on Campus Parkway at University Way (Bay 2) where other routes serving University Village also stop. No longer stops northbound on 15th NE at NE Pacific and NE 40th St.

Route 26: New northbound trip will leave 4th Ave. & Union St. at 7 p.m.

Route 28: Weekday southbound shuttle leaving Linden Ave. N/N 143rd St at 6:27 p.m. cancelled due to low ridership.

Route 41: Added northbound trip leaving International District Station at 7 p.m.

Route 75: No longer operates inside NOAA. Customers may walk from Sand Point Way, or use Route 74 either by beginning trips to NOAA on Route 74 from the University District, or by transferring outside the NOAA facility on Sand Point Way to a Route 74 trip which enters the NOAA grounds.

Route 86: Saturday and Sunday service discontinued until next summer.

Route 304: The first morning trip that left Richmond Beach at 5:03 a.m. and the last afternoon trip that left downtown Seattle at 7:05 p.m. are deleted due to low ridership. Alternative service is available on routes 5, 302, 358 and 315.

Route 306: Added northbound trip leaving International District Station at 6:07 p.m.

Route 312: Added southbound trip leaving Woodinville park & ride at 6:28 a.m. Added northbound trips leaving International District Station at 4:58 p.m., 6:32 p.m. and 6:52 p.m.

Route 317: Northbound 6:36 a.m. trip leaving Northgate Transit Center rescheduled to 8:06 a.m. due to low ridership.

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Central Seattle Changes

Routes 14, 44 & 70: Minor changes in schedule. Consult your timetable.

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S Seattle & S King County Changes

Route 39: Minor changes to southbound morning weekday schedule. Consult your timetable.

Route 101: Southbound afternoon leave times adjusted to reduce overloads and improve on-time performance. Three new southbound trips serve the Renton Transit Center, and one serves Fairwood.

Route 162: New morning trip leaves Kent park & ride at 7:50 a.m. and arrives in downtown Seattle at 8:35 a.m.

Route 184 (Sea-Tac Flyer) MAP: New van shuttle service will provide limited-stop service from 6 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. weekdays near SeaTac Airport, operating a loop between SeaTac City Hall (17900 International Blvd.) and the Alaska Airlines Gold Coast at S 208th St. and International Blvd. Express stops include Bay 3 at SeaTac Airport.

Route 280: Route modified so nighttime "Owl" service will serve the South Renton park & ride seven days a week. No longer serves the Renton Transit Center.

Route 565: New ST Express, operated by Metro Transit. For more information read New Express Service from Sound Transit.

Route 570: New ST Express, operated by Metro Transit. For more information read New Express Service from Sound Transit.

Route 914/916 (Kent Shopper Shuttle): Minor adjustments to the late trips to eliminate under-used service. Consult your timetable.

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Eastside Service Changes

Routes 219 & 921: Will serve the west side of Factoria Mall instead of the east side.

Route 226: Replaced by Sound Transit's ST Express Route 550. For more information read New Express Service from Sound Transit.

Routes 530, 531, 532, 535: New Sound Transit ST Express service operated by Community Transit. For more information read New Express Service from Sound Transit.

Route 550: New Sound Transit ST Express route replacing Metro Transit Route 226. For more information read New Express Service from Sound Transit.

Route 927: Route 927 will provide revised service with regularly scheduled trips, bus stops and routing for the Issaquah and south Sammamish Plateau area. A new feature will offer a limited number of off-route deviations.

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Metro Customer Service Offices Move to Pioneer Square

Metro's Retail Pass Sales and Lost & Found offices have moved to 201 S. Jackson St. in downtown Seattle (next to the Amtrak Train Station). Take local service routes 39, 42, 130, 136 and 137. Bus stops are all along Second Ave. The nearest stop to the old Metro offices is just across the street in front of the Federal Building on Second Ave. and Marion St. Or, there are some routes along First Ave. and Third Ave. that will take you within one or two blocks of the new Metro King Street Center.

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Attention Bicyclists

Please remember, Metro does not permit bicycles inside buses for safety reasons. Bicycles may be loaded or unloaded at any bus zone at any time except in the Ride Free Area between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. During these hours, loading or unloading bikes is restricted to a route's first and last ride free stop and the tunnel stops at Convention Place and International District Stations.

Please follow these safety tips:

  • Always tell the driver when you are going to load and unload your bike.
  • Load your bike in the outside rack slot when it is available.
  • Return the rack to the upright position if no other bike is loaded.

Following these tips will ensure a safe trip. For additional information see our Bike web pages.

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UW Fall Trip Additions

The following trips were suspended 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 9:36 a.m. Northbound trips leaving Memorial Way & Stevens Way at 1:22 p.m. and 2:22 p.m.

Route 205: Eastbound trips leaving NE 45th St. and University Way NE at 1:37 p.m. and 2:35 p.m.

Route 272: Westbound trip leaving Eastgate at 7:00 a.m. Eastbound trips leaving Memorial Way & Stevens Way at 10:31 a.m., 11:31 a.m., and 12:31 p.m.

Route 276: Eastbound trip leaving Memorial Way & Stevens Way at 1:38 p.m.

Route 372: Southbound trips leaving Northshore park & ride at 11:39 a.m. and 12:39 p.m.

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Holiday Service

All Metro bus service will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on these days:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25
  • Christmas Eve Day, Friday , Dec. 24
  • Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25
  • New Year's Eve Day , Friday, Dec. 31
  • New Year's Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000

ST Express Route 550 will operate a modified Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Eve Day and New Year's Eve Day with details to be announced in December.

The Waterfront Streetcar will not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. It will operate a Sunday schedule on Christmas Eve Day and New Year's Eve Day.

The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 26, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, Metro will operate as a partial holiday with some cancellations. The following routes will not operate on these days: 46, 64, 76, 77, 78, 79, 133, 197, 233, 272, 275, 276, 304, 308, 311, 370, 372 and 944.

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