photo: sign saying FREE RIDES Saturday and Sunday
Hop aboard this weekend and experience RapidRide for free!

Remember, rides on the B Line will be free on Saturday and Sunday, the first two days of this new service in and between Bellevue and Redmond. If you’ve been curious about Metro’s new service, hop on and check it out!

And the start of the B Line is only one of the changes to Metro service on the Eastside that are taking place this weekend.

Bus service on the Eastside is being restructured to improve the efficiency of the transit network and to integrate with the B Line. Most of these revisions are in Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland. They include the following:

  • Three new routes – Route 226 travels through eastern Bellevue between the Eastgate Park-and-Ride and Bellevue Transit Center; Route 235 connects Bellevue Transit Center and Kingsgate Park-and-Ride via Totem Lake, Rose Hill, and Kirkland; and Route 241 serves south and west Bellevue with service from the Eastgate Park-and-Ride to Bellevue Transit Center.
  • Revised routing for routes 211, 221, 234, 238, 240, 245, 246 249, 250, 265, and 930 DART.
  • Added trips on routes 211, 212, 255, and 271, and Sound Transit Express 522 and 545.
  • Elimination of routes 222, 225, 229, 230, 233, 247, 253, 256, 261, 266, 272, and DART 926 to avoid duplication of service.

If you ride a bus on the Eastside, please take the time to review these service changes on Metro’s website or in the Special Rider Alert brochure. You can also learn a little more about the service restructuring project on Metro’s Bellevue-Redmond Connections project website, or call Metro’s Customer Information at 206-553-3000 (but expect longer wait times than usual, because everyone else may be doing the same thing).

Metro employees will be stationed at various transit centers on the Eastside today, Saturday, and early next week to distribute information and help bus riders get where they need to go.