The new timetables take effect September 30th. The big news is five Sounder round trips serving South Tacoma and Lakewood Stations (the five earliest northbound and latest southbound). The Sounder change will take place “in October”, not on October 1st with the other weekday changes.
As usual, Link is unchanged. Here are the bus changes:
Route 510: Minor schedule changes; stop closes at Broadway and 38th St
Route 512: Stop closes at Broadway and 38th St
Route 513: Significant schedule changes
Route 522: Northbound trips now run on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle
Route 532: Stop closes at Broadway and 38th St
Route 540, 542, 545, 555, 556: Yarrow Point freeway station closes eastbound only due to construction.
Route 540, 542, 556, 586: Stop closes at 15th Ave NE and NE Pacific St.
Route 586: Two morning northbound and two afternoon southbound trips added starting September 24; all trips now end at Tacoma Dome Station
Route 590: Trips added and major schedule changes; new stops added in north downtown Seattle
Route 592: Major schedule changes; major route changes in Seattle; new stops added in north downtown Seattle; all trips serve DuPont station
Route 593: When Sounder begins service to Lakewood and South Tacoma stations, all 593 trips will change to 590 and will no longer serve South Tacoma Station.
Route 594: Two southbound trips added; minor schedule changes; new stops added in north downtown Seattle.
All downtown Seattle routes: The Ride Free Area in downtown Seattle will end starting September 29. You will need to pay as you enter the bus at all times.