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Seattle – King County Metro Several Routes Suspended through August 4th

July 17, 2023

    Transit service update: Peak weekday routes 16, 232, 237, 301, 304 and 320 remain suspended through Aug. 4; alternative routes are available

    Please check Moovit’s trip planner with real-time departures for up-to-date travel information.

    King County Metro will continue to suspend peak weekday routes 16, 232, 237, 301, 304 and 320 through Aug. 4 due to ongoing staff and bus availability. Some individual weekday bus trips also are canceled. Riders have alternatives available during these suspensions (listed below) and we will provide regular updates to keep you informed about your transit service and options.

    Metro continues to shift buses among its seven bases to make repairs and maintain trip reliability across the county. Metro continues to train and hire bus operators and mechanics to deliver buses and transit services to your bus stop. Due to ongoing bus and staff availability challenges, summer service is likely to remain in the ongoing 95% range – providing more than 10,600-weekday trips – for several weeks while we repair and restore bus fleet for service. 

    Alternatives to suspended routes

    Route 16

    • Along Greenwood Avenue North and/or Phinney Avenue North, use Route 5 to/from downtown Seattle.

    Route 232

    • Use Route 224 between Duvall and Redmond Transit Center. Parking is available at Duvall Park & Ride.
    • Use RapidRide B Line between Redmond Transit Center, Redmond Technology Station, and Bellevue Transit Center. Parking is available at Redmond Transit Center. 

    Route 237

    • In Woodinville, use Route 231 to/from Kirkland Transit Center and transfer to/from Route 250 to/from Bellevue, or use Route 311 and ST Express 532 or ST Express Route 535 or Route 342 with a transfer at Northeast 128th Street.
    • At Woodinville Park & Ride, use Routes ST Express Route 522 and ST Express Route 535 with a transfer at UW Bothell / Cascadia College to travel to/from Bellevue.
    • At Brickyard Park & Ride use ST Express Route 535to/from Bellevue. Parking is available at Brickyard Park & Ride.
    • At Northeast 128th Street, use ST Express Route 532 or ST Express Route 535.Parking is available Kingsgate Park & Ride.

    Route 301

    • Between Shoreline and Northgate, use Routes 346 or 348.
    • Parking is available at Aurora Village Transit Center and Shoreline Park & Ride.

    Route 304

    • Between Shoreline and Northgate, use Routes 331345 or 348. Parking is available at Shoreline Park & Ride.

    Route 320

    • Between Lake City and Northgate, use Route 20.
    • Between Kenmore, Bothell, Lake Forest Park and Lake City, use Route 372 or ST Express Route 522.
    • Between Northgate and South Lake Union, use Link to connect with Route 8 at Capitol Hill Station, or with Route 70 at U District Station, or with the RapidRide C LineSouth Lake Union Streetcar or routes 4062, or 70 at Westlake StationParking is available at Northgate Station.

    Bus fleet repairs and supply chain issues continue

    Fleet availability continues to be a challenge, and maintenance crews are making repairs and returning buses to service. We also are working with vendors to improve and stabilize the supply chain challenges affecting our industry. We appreciate your patience while we complete this important work. We are also facing workforce availability challenges and are recruiting, training and promoting mechanics, operators and trades workers to deliver our service.

    To support riders better, we are sending email and text Transit Alerts in advance where there are known, recurring canceled trips for the coming week.


    You Ride, We Guide, 

    The USA Moovit Team.