New bus stop coming to Third Avenue, between Union and Pike

Starting November 23, several routes that currently serve northbound and southbound stops on Third Avenue between Pine and Pike will begin serving two new stops one block south, between Pike and Union streets.

The Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro will install two new bus stops along Third Avenue between Pike and Union Streets. These stops will split routes that currently serve the stops at Third and Pike into two pairs: Rapid Ride routes and their companions will continue to serve the stops between Pike and Pine, while other routes now serving Pike-Pine will move on block south beginning Monday, November 23. (see routes listed on map below).


Adding these new stops will help improve transit capacity and rider’s access on Seattle’s most heavily used transit corridor. It also supports the goals of the Third Avenue Transit Corridor project to make Third Avenue a place where people feel safe and comfortable while waiting for transit or walking along the street.

The construction will:

  • Establish new transit stops, one in each direction, along Third Avenue between Pike and Union Streets including a shelter with trash cans in the northbound direction
  • Fill in the existing load zones along Third Avenue between Pike and Union Streets
  • Establish a new loading zone on Union Street east of Third Avenue

Construction impacts during the next two weekends:

  • Construction is scheduled the weekends of November 13-15 and 20-22
  • Work hours from 9 AM to 3 PM weekdays, and 6 AM to 3 PM weekends
  • Temporary sidewalk narrowing along Third Avenue to accommodate construction activities
  • Noise, dust, and vibration associated with concrete work activities
  • Delivery loading zones along Third Avenue between Pike and Union Streets will be closed. A new loading zone along Union Street east of Third Avenue will continue accommodating business deliveries

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