King County Metro Transit: Weekend Transit Alert - 9/8/18

On Saturday, September 8, Metro will operate non-stop shuttle service from four King County park and ride lots, as well as some extra neighborhood service on regular routes.  Saturday’s kick-off is scheduled for 2:00 PM

Some regularly scheduled Metro Transit service will be rerouted in the Montlake and Husky Stadium areas during Saturday’s UW Husky football home game.

Husky fans riding transit are encouraged to allow plenty of time, as the streets around the University District and Husky Stadium will be congested, and buses and trains are likely to be crowded

Except where otherwise noted, a valid full payment of fare is required on all transit service, including Link light rail at all stations.  To save time and lines at ticket machines, note pre-payment options that include ORCA and the TransitGo Ticket app

Game-day P&R service
Eastside P&Rs
Metro operates game-day non-stop shuttle service to Husky Stadium from the Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate and South Kirkland park and ride lots.

A $7.00 per person round trip voucher is required to board non-stop Husky Eastside P&R service. Purchase vouchers from the vendor at the Park & Ride lots prior to boarding buses. Transfers, passes, ORCA cards and UPASS are not accepted on P&R Husky shuttle service. Husky game tickets are not accepted as payment of fare on any service. Children 5 and under ride free.

South King County service options
Although there is no longer direct service to Husky games from Federal Way or Renton, you can still ride transit to get there.

Metro is operating a free shuttle between the Federal Way/S 320th St P&R and Angle Lake Link light rail Station.

Renton area fans can ride Metro Route 101 from the South Renton P&R Bay 2, and Transfer to Link at Stadium Station for direct service to Husky Stadium.

Fare payment is required on Metro Route 101, Link and all other regularly scheduled service.

Riding Link light rail is the best way to get from south King County, the Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill, downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill to Husky games. UW Link Station is located just outside Husky Stadium. 

For quick game-day service directly to and from Husky Stadium, ride Link from near Bay A at any of four downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel stations. The Link corridor is further served by parking capacity at Tukwila International Blvd Station and Angle Lake Station, and by Metro or Sound Transit bus routes at every station, that make connections from many other areas.

Fare payment is required on Link light rail at all times and at all stations. When using an ORCA card to ride Link, please tap shortly before boarding the train, and again upon exiting.

Transit reroutes for Husky games
UW Link shuttle bus
While some regular Metro bus service is rerouted out of the Montlake and Husky stadium area during the game, Metro operates shuttle service between UW Link Station and Campus Parkway along NE Pacific Street. Buses are designated as ‘Shuttle’ and are scheduled to operate about every 10 minutes.

Regular service routing revisions
In order to accommodate game-related traffic, and to stay on schedule, regular service trips on Metro bus routes 44, 45, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, 271 and 372 will be rerouted to the University District along NE Campus Parkway during Husky games.  While these buses are rerouted, Metro provides a UW Link shuttle bus to and from Husky Stadium to connect with the rerouted service.  For many fans, Husky Stadium may be within walking distance along NE Pacific Street or the University of Washington campus.

Extra trips on Metro routes 44, 65 & 75
Metro also operates some extra trips on regular service bus routes from the Ballard and Lake City neighborhoods.

Fare payment is required on regularly scheduled transit service, including Link light rail at all stations.

Additional information
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services. For complete information about planning your trip to and from Husky Stadium or other locations, visit Metro’s online Trip Planner.  When planning transit trips, be sure to visit Metro’s Alerts page to find out if service you are riding is affected by any planned reroutes. 

When at – or headed to – your stop, use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the next scheduled transit service is expected to be at your stop.  

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service, routing and stops for planned events.

Sign up for Transit Alerts or check for a service advisory before you travel.

Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other information.

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water Taxi operation. 

Visit the Community TransitPierce TransitSound Transit or Washington State Ferries websites for information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit partners. 

For non-transit traffic or other local updates, check media sources, follow @seattledot or visit 
or other relevant sites.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.