King County Metro Transit riders looking for a later morning ride will be able to take advantage of a new 8:25 a.m. weekday trip on Route 628 from the North Bend Premium Outlet mall to Issaquah Highlands beginning September 28. The underused 4:54 a.m. trip from North Bend has been eliminated to make the new later trip possible. The change was made in response to customer feedback.

Route 628 operates 24 daily trips between North Bend and Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride on weekdays during morning and evening peak commute periods, making stops in the City of Snoqualmie. Route 628 was created earlier this year as part of Metro’s Alternative Services Program.

Route 628 is made possible through a partnership between King County Metro and the City of Snoqualmie. The Cities of North Bend and Issaquah are also key stakeholders in making this service possible. Route 628 is operated by Hopelink, a local non-profit organization.

Learn more about service improvements coming as part of Metro’s September service change by visiting our website.