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Spring Service Changes for Metro, Sound Transit & Community Transit

March 28, 2024

    Hi Mooviters, 

    🌷This weekend, King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Community Transit are introducing Spring service changes. Changes will take effect on March 30th and April 1st.🌻

    ✅ Here is what you need to know!

    🚍 King County Metro Highlights:

    • Routes with schedule changes: 5, 10, 21, 28, 45, 56, 57, 75, 118, 119, DART 631, DART 914, RapidRide A Line and RapidRide H Line.  
      • Vashon Island routes 118 and 119 will have new midday trips on weekdays to better connect to ferry service and meet customer demand during the midday. 
    • Routes that have changes to their bus stops:153, 221, RapidRide F Line.  
      • Route 221 will use new bus stops including Overlake Station, effective March 30 which will be served by Sound Transit 2 Line service beginning April 27. 

    🚌 Sound Transit Highlights:

    • 1 Line night service will be adjusted to accommodate testing for the 1 line extension. 
    • 2 Line will begin service on April 27th!
    • ST Express will adjust schedule to provide more reliable service. 

    🚎 Community Transit Highlights:

    • New local bus routes 102, 114, 166 create a more seamless way to get around the community.
    • New Swift Orange Line bus rapid transit route (BRT). It will provide east-west travel between Mill Creek and Lynnwood. Key destinations include McCollum Park, 164th St. SW, Alderwood Mall, and Edmonds College.
    • Routes 115, 116, and 196 are being replaced by new routes.

    Continue reading for complete spring service changes by agency.


    🚍 King County Metro Spring Service Changes

    Routes with Schedules Changes

    Route 5 

    On Saturday, one northbound trip at 10:22 pm will be deleted at the direction of the city of Seattle to better align Seattle Transit Measure service investment with the city’s goals

    Route 10

    On weekdays, four evening trips will be deleted at the direction of the city of Seattle to better align Seattle Transit Measure service investment with the city’s goals.

    Route 21

    On Sunday, one southbound trip will be added at 11:53 pm at the direction of the city of Seattle to better align Seattle Transit Measure service investment with the city’s goals.

    Route 28 

    On weekdays, several trips will be added in the morning and afternoon at the direction of the city of Seattle to better align Seattle Transit Measure service investment with the city’s goals.

    Route 45

    On weekdays, trip times will be adjusted to meet higher ridership demands during off-peak times in the morning and evening.

    Route 56

    On weekdays, one morning northbound trip and two afternoon southbound trips will be deleted at the direction of the city of Seattle to better align Seattle Transit Measure service investment with the city’s goals. Trip times in the evening will be adjusted to align with Route 57 and provide service approximately every 20 minutes between routes 56 and 57.

    Route 57

    Trip times in the evening will be adjusted to align with Route 56 and provide service approximately every 20 minutes between routes 56 and 57.

    Route 73

    On weekdays, trip times will be adjusted to meet higher ridership demands during off-peak times in the morning and evening.

    Route 118

    Several low ridership early morning and evening trips will be deleted, and new trips added in the late morning and midday when customer demand is higher. These changes will be coordinated with Route 119 schedule changes

    Route 119

    Three low ridership early morning trips will be deleted, and new trips added in the late morning and midday when customer demand is higher. These changes will be coordinated with Route 118 schedule changes.

    Route 631

    On February 2, several weekday trips that were previously suspended were restored.

    Route 914

    On January 22, several weekday trips that were previously suspended were restored.

    RapidRide A Line

    On weekdays, between 11 pm and midnight, southbound trips times will be adjusted to provide service approximately every 20 minutes.

    On Saturday and Sunday, between 6 am and 10 pm, trip times will be adjusted to provide service approximately every 12 minutes.

    RapidRide H Line

    On Saturday and Sunday, between 6 am and 8 am, several trips will be added at the direction of the city of Seattle to better align Seattle Transit Measure service investment with the city’s goals.

    Routes With Stop Changes

    Route 221

    Route 221 will be re-routed and will no longer serve stops on 148th Ave NE between NE 36th St and NE 24th St. Route 221 will serve new stops on NE 36th St, and 152nd Ave NE, including the Overlake Village station to connect with the Sound Transit 2 Line. This will provide service between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations. Route 221 will continue to operate on 148th Ave NE north of NE 36th St and south of NE 24th St.

    New Service

    Sound Transit 2 Line

    On Saturday, April 27, Sound Transit will begin operation of the 2 Line light rail service between South Bellevue Station and Redmond Technology Station, including service to East Main, Bellevue Downtown, Wilburton, Spring District, BelRed and Overlake Village stations.


    🚌 Sound Transit Spring Service Changes

    1 Line service changes

    • Northbound 1 Line trips at the end of the night will terminate at Beacon Hill Station instead of Stadium Station. This will affect the final four trips of the night from Monday to Saturday and the last trip of the night on Sunday
    • There will be a mix of three- and four-car trains in service.
    • From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., trains will run every 12 minutes.
      • This adjustment will accommodate testing and certification work related to our upcoming Lynnwood Link Extension.
      • Passengers will see trains continuing up to Lynnwood as things progress.

    2 Line service begins

    • Service begins on the 2 Line between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations on April 27.
      • Trains will operate every 10 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

    ST Express service changes

    • Adjust scheduled runtimes on selected ST Express routes (510, 512, 513, 532, 535) to provide more reliable service.
    • Reduce service in response to operator shortages for Pierce Transit–operated ST Express routes:
      • Temporarily suspend Route 590 service between Tacoma Dome and downtown Tacoma.
      • Temporarily suspend Route 580.
      • Temporarily suspend trips on Routes 577, 578, 590, and 594.

    The following changes are planned for Spring 2024 and go into effect March 30-April 1.

    Routes 510, 512, 513, 532

    Update schedules to reflect current travel times.

    Route 535

    Update schedule to reflect current travel times. Adjust departures at Lynnwood Transit Center to occur 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

    Route 577 

    Suspend 6 weekday trips and 27 Sunday trips.

    Route 578

    Suspend 2 trips.

    Route 580

    Suspend route.

    Route 590

    Suspend stops in downtown Tacoma between Tacoma Dome Station and Commerce St. Suspend 22 trips.

    Route 594

    Suspend 1 southbound and 1 northbound weekday trip, 10 Sunday trips and 2 opportunity trips to DuPont.


    🚎 Community Transit Spring Service Changes

    If you ride this route now, check here to see which route you will ride starting March 30th:

    Old RouteNew Route
    115Swift Orange Line, 114, 166, Zip Alderwood Shuttle
    116Swift Orange Line, 102, 114, 166, Zip Alderwood Shuttle
    196Swift Orange Line, 166, Zip Alderwood Shuttle
    120 (between Lynnwood Transit Center and Edmonds College)Swift Orange Line, 114
    202 (between 152nd St NE and Smokey Point Transit Center)201, 202

    New Routes:

    Swift Orange Line: Edmonds College – McCollum Park

    The Swift Orange Line serves Edmonds CollegeAlderwood Mall, and Mill Creek. Swift service is fast, frequent, and easy to ride. Buses arrive every 10 minutes during peak travel times, so you don’t even need a schedule. It connects to the Swift Blue and Swift Green lines. If you ride Routes 115116120, or 196, the Swift Orange Line is a great option to get you where you want to go.

    Route 102: Edmonds – Lynnwood

    Route 102 is a new local route between downtown Edmonds, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Swedish Hospital, and Lynnwood Transit Center. With service every 30 minutes on weekdays during peak travel times, Route 102 gives you new travel options in South Lynnwood. It connects to the Swift Blue and Swift Orange lines.

    We will begin service on this route in March 2024 with 30-minute frequency, rather than the proposed 20-minute frequency. We will increase the frequency at a later date.

    Route 114: Aurora Village – Lynnwood

    Route 114 is a new local route between Aurora Village Transit Center, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds College, 200th St, and Lynnwood Transit Center. It connects to the Swift Blue and Swift Orange lines. If you ride Routes 115, 116, or 120, Route 114 is a great option to get you where you need to go, with service every 30 minutes during weekday peak travel times.

    Route 166: Edmunds – Silver Firs

    Route 166 is a new local route between Silver Firs and Edmonds. It serves Seattle Hill Rd, 164th St, Alderwood Mall, 196th St, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood Transit Center, Edmonds College, and Edmonds. It connects to the Swift Blue, Swift Green, and Swift Orange lines.  If you ride Routes 115, 116, or 196, Route 166 is a great option to get you where you need to go, with service every 30 minutes during weekday peak travel times.

    We will begin service on this route in March 2024 with lower frequency on the weekend than we originally proposed. We will increase the frequency at a later date.

    You Ride, We Guide, 

    The USA Moovit Team

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