King County Metro continues to deliver more than 90% of its typical 11,000 weekday trips. Before traveling, please review our service advisories, use the real-time tools below to see whether your trip is operating, and review our list of alternative routes (also below) if your route is temporarily suspended.
Metro’s first priority is the safety of our community members, customers and employees. These service reductions are in response to the Dec. 6 announcement about Metro’s bus fleet.
TOOLS FOR PLANNING YOUR TRIP
- Use “Text for Departures” by texting your bus stop number to 62550. You will receive a text with the next departure times and/or canceled trips at that stop.
- Sign up for Transit Alerts via email or text.
- On Twitter, follow @kcmetroalerts for route alerts, cancellations and delays. Follow @KingCountyMetro for general information.
- Visit TripPlanner.kingcounty.gov and/or use other map apps (e.g., Bing Maps, Google Maps, One Bus Away, etc.)
- Call Metro’s customer service office, which is open on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, at 206-553-3000.
ALTERNATIVES FOR SUSPENDED ROUTES
- Along Broadway and Boren Avenue, use routes 43 and 49, on East Pine Street during snow.
- Along Rainier Avenue South, use Route 7.
- Between downtown Seattle and Crown Hill, use the RapidRide D Line.
- Use Route 5. Service between North 145th and North 160th streets will be on Greenwood Avenue North during snow routing.
- Between downtown Seattle and Ballard, use routes 40 and 44 to connect to the RapidRide D Line, or continue on Route 40 if not travelling to/from Uptown or Interbay.
- Between downtown Seattle and Ballard, use the RapidRide D Line.
- Along 24th Avenue Northwest and Leary Avenue Northwest, use Route 40.
- Between Ballard and downtown Seattle, use the D Line.
- Between Ballard and West Nickerson Street, use Route 40 and routes 31 or 32 with a transfer at Fremont.
- Between Queen Anne, Uptown, and downtown Seattle, use routes 3 or 4.
- Between Uptown and downtown Seattle, use the RapidRide D Line or routes 3 or 4.
- Use Route 65 to connect to Link Light Rail for service to downtown Seattle.
- For service to SLU, transfer from Link Light Rail to the RapidRide C Line or Route 40 in downtown Seattle.
- Between Georgetown and downtown Seattle, use Route 113.
- To travel between Burien Transit Center and downtown Seattle, take routes 120 or 131.
- On the Kent East Hill, use Route 168 and connect to Route 150 at Kent Station to/from downtown Seattle.
- Between Kent Des Moines and Kent Station, use Route 165 and connect to Route 150 at Kent Station to/from downtown Seattle.
- At Federal Way Transit Center, use ST Express Route 577 or ST Express Route 578 to/from downtown Seattle. Alternatively, use the RapidRide A Line and transfer to Link at Tukwila International Boulevard Station to/from downtown Seattle.
- To travel to and from Downtown Seattle, use the RapidRide E Line.
- Service between North 76th Street and North 65th Street will be on Aurora Avenue North during snow routing.
- From Richmond Beach, take the Route 348 then transfer to Link Light Rail to Downtown Seattle.
- From Downtown Seattle to First Hill take routes 3 or 4 to First Hill.
- For service to/from Downtown Seattle, use RapidRide E Line. Service between North 76th Street and North 65th Street will be on Aurora Avenue North during snow routing.
- From Downtown Seattle to First Hill take routes 3 or 4 to First Hill, or take Route 10 and transfer to Route 60 or Route 90 Snow Shuttle during snow routing.
- To travel to and from Downtown Seattle, use Route 5 or the RapidRide E Line. Service between North 76th Street and North 65th Street will be on Aurora Avenue North during snow routing.
- From Kenmore, take Route 372 or ST Route 522, transfer to Link Light Rail to Downtown Seattle, then take RapidRide D to SLU.
- From Kenmore, take Route 372 or ST Route 522, transfer to Link Light Rail to Downtown Seattle, then take Routes 3 or 4 to First Hill, or take Route 10 and transfer to Route 60 or (during snow) the Route 90 Snow Shuttle.
- No service will be stopping on North 160th Street, North/Northeast 155th Street, Northeast 150th Street, or 25th Avenue Northeast in the Parkwood, Ridgecrest, and Fircrest neighborhoods of Shoreline.
(Editor’s note: See updated list below for the Monday, Dec. 19, afternoon commute.)
On Monday afternoon, Dec. 19, Metro will temporarily suspend the following routes: 9, 15, 16 (new) 17, 18, 29, 64, 121,
162, 177, 301, 302 (new), 303 (new) and 304, 320 (new), 322 (new) and 330 (new). (Routes 162 and 177 are now operating.)