(Editor’s note: Updated June 8 to show routes suspended June 12-23).

King County Metro will suspend peak weekday routes 16, 232, 237, 301, 304 and 320 from June 12-23 due to staff and bus availability. Some individual weekday bus trips also are canceled. Riders have alternatives available during these suspensions (listed below) and we will provide regular updates to keep you informed about your transit service and options.

Further route and trip changes begin June 12 as Metro shifts buses to even out service across its seven bases. We encourage you to sign up to receive transit alerts as intermittent trip cancellations or route suspensions can occur. Metro’s online timetables and Trip Planner will reflect some ongoing canceled trips June 12-Sept. 1. (Affected trips are listed on our blog.)

Route 16

  • Along Greenwood Avenue North and/or Phinney Avenue North, use Route 5 to/from downtown Seattle.

Route 232

  • Use Route 224 between Duvall and Redmond Transit Center. Parking is available at Duvall Park & Ride.
  • Use RapidRide B Line between Redmond Transit Center, Redmond Technology Station, and Bellevue Transit Center. Parking is available at Redmond Transit Center. 

Route 237

Route 301

  • Between Shoreline and Northgate, use Routes 346 or 348.
  • Parking is available at Aurora Village Transit Center and Shoreline Park & Ride.

Route 304

  • Between Shoreline and Northgate, use Routes 331, 345 or 348. Parking is available at Shoreline Park & Ride.

Route 320

Bus fleet repairs and supply chain issues continue

Fleet availability continues to be a challenge, and maintenance crews are making repairs and returning buses to service. We also are working with vendors to improve and stabilize the supply chain challenges affecting our industry. We appreciate your patience while we complete this important work. We are also facing workforce availability challenges and are recruiting, training and promoting mechanics, operators and trades workers to deliver our service.

To support riders better, we are sending email and text Transit Alerts in advance in cases where there are known, recurring canceled trips for the coming week.

Before traveling, riders are encouraged to:

Real-time information on the road

  • 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.
  • Use the Next Departures tool on Metro’s Trip Planner to see what trips are operating at your bus stop.
  • On Twitter, follow @KingCountyMetro for general information.
  • Call Metro’s customer service office, which is open on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 206-553-3000.