Starting Saturday, Feb. 5, Metro will make routing and bus stop changes for approximately two dozen bus routes serving downtown Seattle due to the long-term construction in downtown Seattle and SODO. Some of these changes will affect bus routes in the Fremont area.
An easy way to figure out how these changes might affect you is by using Metro’s Trip Planner. Enter a travel date of Feb. 5 or later to find the updated service.
Here are the highlights of the February changes for bus riders in the Fremont area:
- Northbound trips on Route 16 will leave downtown Seattle from new bus stops near the Colman Ferry Dock on Alaskan Way.
- There is a trip deletion and schedule changes for the Route 45.
- There are schedule changes for Route 46.
- New Route 309 will connect Kenmore with First Hill via Lake City and South Lake Union with commute-time express service.
- In downtown Seattle, there are other bus routes shifting from First Avenue to Third Avenue; from Third Avenue to Second/Fourth avenues; and new bus stop locations on Third Avenue for several routes. This affects local routes traveling into downtown, including the routes 15, 18, and 81.
- Route 99 will loop to travel north on First Avenue and south on Alaskan Way, and buses will no longer be “wrapped” to look like the old waterfront streetcars.
You can find out more information about the construction and bus route changes here. For information about all the services Metro provides, visit Metro Online or call Metro Customer Information at (206) 553-3000.