Metro’s Fall service revisions begin Saturday, September 26
Saturday, September 26, 2015
—From King County Metro: Metro’s Fall’s Service revisions include City of Seattle funded improvements or service restorations, as well as other revisions for thirty four routes; and the move of six routes from the downtown Seattle Transit tunnel to surface streets.
Ride Transit to weekend football games
In addition to this weekend’s service revisions, Metro will provide shuttle and regular service to and from home Husky and Seahawks games.
In the interests of ease of travel, and reducing traffic congestion, Seahawks and Husky football fans are encouraged to ride regularly scheduled transit service, including Sound Transit’s Link light rail, to and from games.
There are many area park-and-ride lots where fans can park for free and ride regularly scheduled transit service to the event.
Metro provides special park & ride lot shuttle service for all weekend Seahawks home games. There are no shuttles for weekday games. And, in partnership with the University of Washington, Metro provides P&R Shuttle, neighborhood Special service and regular service for Husky football games.
City of Seattle funded service restorations & improvements
Metro’s Fall 2015 service revisions include changes to routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 21, 25, 27, 30, 32, 33, 40, 41, 43, 44, 48, 49, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75 and 76, funded through the City of Seattle with the passage of Proposition 1.
Third Avenue bus stop revisions
After having been closed for several months for construction and improvements, bus stops on Third Avenue between Pike and Pine streets in downtown Seattle are reopening.
Changes for six tunnel routes
Metro routes 76, 77, 216, 218, 219 and 316 will be routed to surface streets from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel as Sound Transit increases the frequency of Link light rail trains during morning and afternoon peak commuting hours.
In preparation for Sound Transit’s 2016 launch of Link light rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington, Metro Transit, Sound Transit, and the City of Seattle are making changes to bus service and taking actions to keep traffic and buses flowing smoothly in downtown Seattle.
Routes 67, 68 and 70 weekend service improvements
Route 67 will operate on Saturday, which, in combination with Route 66, will provide 15 minute service frequency between the University District and Northgate.
Route 68 will operate on Sunday, providing 30 minute service frequency throughout the day. On Saturday, the span of service will be extended with the addition of six southbound trips to the U-District and seven northbound trips to Northgate.
Route 70 will be revised to operate later in the evening and on Sunday. This change will improve service frequency to about every 15 minutes between 6 AM and midnight every day.
DART Route 903 service is extended to NE Tacoma
During weekday peak periods, DART Route 903 will be revised to operate to and from NE Tacoma, replacing Pierce Transit Route 62. It will operate via 43rd St NE, 45th Av NE, Brown’s Point Blvd NE, Nassau Av NE and 45th St NE.
Fall service revisions are posted online, and are also included in new red timetables and the special rider alert brochure. Revised timetables are on Metro Online, or customers can call Metro Customer Information at 206-553-3000.
During times when Metro’s Customer Service offices are closed, transit customers can use online resources to submit comments or manage their ORCA account, or Metro’s online or mobile Trip Planner or the Puget Sound Trip Planner mobile apps for iOS and Android to navigate around the region.
When planning a trip in Metro’s online Trip Planner, use a date of September 26 or later to find a route or schedule, find a stop, track your bus or plan a trip that uses the fall information.
Find out about other transit revisions in the greater Seattle area by visiting Metro’s transit partners at Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Water Taxi, Pierce Transit, Seattle Streetcar, Sound Transit and the Washington State Ferries.
Fall is also a busy time for schools, sports and other events, as well as construction projects that may have impacts on transit service. Metro encourages everyone to ride transit to and from events, sign up for Transit Alerts, be aware of activities in your area, allow plenty of time, remember to plan your return trip and always check the online Service Advisories page before traveling, in order to know if there are any known events that might affect service.
Finally, with these revisions, Metro encourages riders to review and revise their Transit Alert subscriptions as necessary.
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