September 28 is service change day, and while it’s nothing as contentious as last year’s overhaul, there is nonetheless a considerable amount of added service on key routes, major construction detours, and significant changes to corridors such as I-90. We’ve written about these previously here, here, and here. Check out the service change pages (Metro, ST) for full details, but a summary is below the jump.
- 510 and 511 become peak only.
- 512 expanded to weekday off-peak, Saturday, and Sunday. Provides consolidated service to Lynnwood and Everett every 15 minutes on weekdays, 20 minutes on Saturday, and 30 minutes on Sunday.
- 513, 545, 550, 567, 578, 596: Trips added.
- 540: Trips reduced
- 522, 532: minor stop changes
- 554, 566, 586, 590, 594: minor schedule changes
- 592: Select trips serve Olympia in the peak direction
- Sounder: New South Line round-trip added. Peak frequency now 20 minutes.
- 5, 10, 21, 40, 41, 48, 49, 120: Better early morning and late evening service, better weekend service (Bridging the Gap purchase)
- 330: Upgraded from peak-only to all-day service.
- 358: Mid-day Saturday service upgraded from 15 minutes to 12 minutes. No longer serves 5th/Jackson, first northbound stop will now be at 2nd Ext S/Main.
- 152: Loses one round trip
- 250: Loses two round trips
- 246: Service changes from 30 to 60 minutes.
- 249: From 30 to 45-60 minutes.
- 234: No longer serves Northshore P&R
- 311: No longer serves Duvall.
- 935: No longer serves Northshore P&R
- 16 and 66: Major 3-year reroute due to Waterfront construction. No longer serves the ferry terminal, but serves 1st Ave before terminating in the Intl District.
- 99: 3-year reroute will run two-way on 1st Avenue between Jackson and Wall, no longer serving Alaskan Way. Service will also be adjusted to meet Sounder trains.
- 64, 193: Rerouted in First Hill to avoid traveling on James St. Inbound will operate on Boren, Broadway, and Spruce before serving Harborview and Swedish Cherry Hill.
- 70, 71, 72, 73: Will operate on 15th Ave instead of University Way on Saturdays due to the relocation of the UDistrict Farmers Market.
- 140: Extended to Renton Landing in anticipation of Rapid Ride F. Bus bay changes in Renton TC.
- 155: Becomes DART route 906, and is decoupled from 156, which will operate as a standalone route between Highline CC and Southcenter.
Snoqualmie Valley Service: Major changes.
- 209 will be downgraded to just 3 peak-hour trips serving Fall City and Snoqualmie between North Bend and Issaquah.
- 208 is a new route providing all-day service between North Bend and Issaquah via Snoqualmie Ridge.
- A 5-year pilot project will operate a Snoqualmie Valley Shuttle on a 90-minute fixed route between North Bend and Duvall.
- 224 is truncated back to Duvall and will serve more of Redmond Ridge.
I-90 Corridor: Major changes.
- 210 will add 8 trips.
- 211 will skip Eastgate P&R, Factoria and South Bellevue, but will serve Eastgate Freeway Station, saving about 10 minutes per trip.
- 212 has 8 trips converted to 210 trips.
- 214 adds 5 trips (2 morning, 3 afternoon) to Issaquah TC.
- 215 no longer serves Issaquah TC.
- 216 skips North Issaquah but adds Issaquah Highlands before continuing to serve Sammamish.
- 218 has 14 trips converted to route 219.
- 219 is a new DSTT route that will operate on the 218′s routing to Issaquah Highlands before continuing on to Sammamish and Redmond.
Trips adjusted due to new Sounder schedule
- Routes 110, 154, 180, 186, and 913
Minor trip or route revisions on routes 139, 152, 187, 221, 342, 909