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2021 Transit Service Updates and More Travel Options

October 2 will bring the largest transit service change our region has seen in decades. What does it mean? More light rail and big changes to bus service! View rider alerts and resources below.
Remember, transit agencies have strong and robust safety protocols onboard. Face masks are required onboard all public transit. Read more from Metro.
King County Metro

Fall Service Change: October 2, 2021

  • Route 50: 39 additional weekday trips on the direct connection between Alki and SODO stations, and helps more people choose transit to and from West Seattle.
  • Route 60: 19 additional weekday trips; eight restored Sunday trips.
  • Route 120: 19 additional weekday trips.
  • RapidRide C Line: eight additional weekday trips.
  • STBD will continue to fund trips on these North Link area routes: 20 (new route), 40, 44, 48, 70, 49, 65, and 67.
  • Trips will be deleted on 20 routes to adjust service levels to revised STBD funding.
By the numbers (some routes appear in multiple lists):
  • 48 bus routes with restored or added service: 9, 15X, 17X, 18X, 22, 29, 60, 113, 114, 120, 121, 167, 177, 190, 204, 208, 214, 216, 217, 221, 225, 226, 232, 237, 241, 246, 249, 250, 255, 268, 271, 342, 630, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 981, 982, 984, 986, 987, 988, 989, 992, 994, and RapidRide C Line.
  • Six new bus routes: 16X, 20, 79, 302, 320 and 322.
  • 27 routes with routing or stop revisions: 31, 32, 40, 44, 45, 48, 49, 64, 67, 70, 73, 75, 177, 255, 301, 303, 304, 345, 346, 347, 348, 372, 987, 988, 994, Sound Transit Express routes 522 & 550.
  • Deleted trips on 20 routes in response to reduced STBD funding: 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 21, 24, 28X, 33, 56, 57, 106, 107, 125, RapidRide C Line, D Line and E Line.
  • 18 deleted and replaced bus routes: 5X, 26X, 41, 63, 71, 74, 76, 77, 78, 308, 309, 312, 316, 355, 373, 628, 980 and 995.
  • 18 bus routes will remain fully suspended as of Oct. 2: 19, 37, 47, 116, 118X, 119X, 122, 123, 143, 154, 157, 178, 179, 197, 200, 219, 252 and DART 931.
  • Read more

Resources

Link Light Rail

Fall Service Change: October 2, 2021

1 Line service extends to Northgate with stops in U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate every 8 minutes during peak hour times on weekdays and every ten minutes midday and on weekends.

Resources

Sound Transit Express & Sounder Train

Fall Service Change: October 2, 2021

Sound Transit 500-series express bus routes:
  • Route 512 no longer stops at NE 145th Street Freeway Station. The route ends at Northgate Station, frequency increases.
  • 522 – Woodinville to Roosevelt: Route ends at Roosevelt Station, weekend frequency increases.
  • Route 550 courtesy stop on South Bellevue Way will no longer be served because KCM Route 249 will be restored to service. Route 550 also begins serving the bus loop at the South Bellevue Garage once it is opened.
The remaining Sound Transit 500-series express bus routes change on October 4:
  • Route 510 added a stop at Montlake Terrace Freeway Station to allow transfers to 511/512/513 for access to Northgate Station. Route 510 continues to Downtown Seattle for those who do not wish to transfer.
  • Route 511 ends at the new Northgate Station and the frequency also increases.
  • Route 513 added new stops at Ash Way and Lynnwood Transit Center. The route ends at Northgate Station and frequency also increases.
  • Route 556 restored service every 30-minutes between U District Station and Issaquah via Bellevue.
You may also have noticed Sound Transit restored service on September 19:
  • S Line (South Sounder) added two trips, Seattle to Tacoma at 2:35PM and Tacoma to Seattle at 4:06PM on weekdays.
  • Routes 560, 577, 590, 592, 594, 595 schedule times were adjusted due to traffic levels.
  • Route 566 was revised in Renton to avoid traffic.
  • Route 578 added one additional southbound trip.
  • Route 580 added one trip to serve Puyallup Station.
  • Route 596 added one trip to serve Sumner Station.
  • View service changes

Resources

Community Transit
Community Transit 800-series routes end at Northgate transit station beginning October 4, 2021:
  • Route 810 no longer serves Lynnwood Transit Center and the southern route terminal now ends at Northgate Station.
  • Route 855 is deleted.
  • Route 821 gains the trips from Route 855 and the southern route terminal now ends at Northgate Station.
  • Routes 860, 871, and 880 southern terminals now all end at Northgate Station.
  • View Fall 2021 Service Changes
Community Transit 400-series routes and Sound Transit Route 510 will continue to provide direct service between Snohomish County and downtown Seattle.
  • Route 413 and 415 serve Bay 2 instead of Bay 1 at Ash Way Park & Ride.
Many other changes come for Snohomish County:
  • Route 105 added one AM southbound trip and three AM/PM northbound trips.
  • Route 112 added one PM southbound trip and two PM northbound trips.
  • Route 113 added one AM southbound trip and one PM northbound trip.
  • Route 119 added two PM southbound trips and trip AM northbound trips and one PM northbound trip.
  • Route 120 added one AM trip westbound and one PM trip eastbound.
  • Route 130 added one PM trip westbound and two PM eastbound trips.
  • Route 209 serves additional stops at Quil Ceda Village.
  • Route 222 frequency increased to every 50 minutes up from hourly on weekdays and in the westbound direction, the route will be revised Quil Ceda Village.
  • Read More
Everett Transit
On October 24, Everett Transit will restore a number of bus routes:
  • Route 2 will increase weekend service with more AM trips.
  • Route 4 will increase frequency from each hour to every 45 minutes and add AM trips. The route is also revised to serve the Riverside Business park.
  • Route 6 will increase service to each day of the week with 40-minute frequencies.
  • Route 7 is back to its 15-minute headways.
  • Route 29 will increase frequency to every 30 minutes with added weekday PM trips.
  • See all routes & schedules
Intercity Transit
Intercity Transit restored service on September 19:
  • The One weekday commuter route returned to operating every 15-minutes during peak periods (7:15AM to 9:30AM and 1:30PM to 6:20PM.
  • Route 13 increased service to every 15 minutes.
  • Route 60 is adjusted to serve Martin Way between Ensign Road and Lilly Road.
  • Plan your trip
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Pierce Transit
On September 19, Pierce Transit made changes to the following bus routes:
  • Route 2 southbound trips were adjusted.
  • Route 3 weekday southbound trips were adjusted.
  • Route 10 weekday trips were adjusted.
  • Route 11 weekday northbound trips were adjusted.
  • Route 16 weekday eastbound trips were adjusted.
  • Route 41 weekday trips were adjusted.
  • Route 54 weekday trips were adjusted.
  • Route 55 weekday trips were adjusted.
  • Route 57 southbound trips were adjusted.
  • Route 206 weekday southbound trips were adjusted.
  • Route 402 weekday trips were adjusted.
  • Route 501 weekday trips were adjusted.
  • See all bus routes
Kitsap Transit
Water Taxi & Ferries
Water Taxi Schedule
Kitsap Fast Ferry Schedule

Reminder: Saturday fast-ferry sailings ended on Sept. 25. The fast ferry will continue to operate on weekdays only.

Washington State Ferry Schedule
For West Seattle
Check out our resource page and contact us for free assistance with a mitigation plan during the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure.
For Essential Workers
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