Riders traveling between Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton will have more frequent all-day bus service starting Saturday, June 7, as King County Metro Transit launches the RapidRide F Line.
This will be the sixth line in the RapidRide program – which is supported by state and federal funding – and will replace routes 110 and 140. The 12-mile-long route will better link communities and riders to Westfield Southcenter Mall, Boeing, The Landing and downtown Renton, and major transit hubs including Sound Transit’s Link light rail and Sounder rail stations.
Details about RapidRide F Line
RapidRide F Line replaces routes 110 and 140 with frequent all-day weekday service 4:45 a.m. to midnight and weekend service 6 a.m. to midnight. Service is most frequent – every 10 minutes – during peak commutes. The corridor will see an overall 69 percent increase in service when the F Line is introduced compared to Route 140 service prior to extending to The Landing. Details also in our news release.
- 12 mile corridor (See map, PDF.)
- 56 stations and stops
- 42 intersections with transit priority
- 12 locations with next bus arrival signs
- 17 buses dedicated to serving this corridor.
RapidRide across King County
RapidRide travels several of the busiest transit corridors in the county and Metro set the goal of seeing a 50 percent increase in ridership within five years of launching each line.
RapidRide average weekday ridership (April 2014)
- A Line: 9,810 riders, +76 percent
- B Line: 6,500, +28 percent
- C Line: 7,890, +70 percent
- D Line: 10,570, +39 percent
- E Line: 13,180, +12 percent since February 2014
- Route 140 (New F line): 3,500