Due to scheduled construction that will close Convention Place Station, buses will not operate in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel the weekends of Sept. 9-10 and Sept. 23-24. Link trains are not affected, and will continue to operate in the tunnel during this work.
Customers who normally ride bus routes 41, 101, 150, 255 & Sound Transit Express Route 550 in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will instead board or exit buses on surface streets. Rider Alerts are being posted at tunnel stations with instructions to riders about changes to bus service during those upcoming weekends. Buses are scheduled to return to service in the tunnel the Monday mornings following each weekend of construction.
Planned work includes digging a trench for a high-voltage electrical line, which will later power a new mini power station needed for electric trolley bus service in the Capitol Hill area. The trench will cut across the bus travel lanes at Convention Place Station, which is why buses will temporarily operate on surface streets instead. Contractors also will be working nights at Convention Place Station to prepare for the weekend work.