Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Metro’s Thursday PM commute wrap-up; plus upcoming events that may impact service

Metro’s Thursday afternoon commute is winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Microsoft Employee Meeting This Friday at Safeco Field

Expect traffic congestion in the stadium, SODO and Pioneer Square areas during this event from about 7 AM-6 PM.

The Seattle Police Department will provide traffic controls similar to a large sporting event.  

Seattle Aids Walk

UW Husky Football

Service Revisions at Bellevue TC Bay 3 – 9/22-23

On Thursday and Friday, 9/22-23, Metro routes 243 and 261 will not serve Bay 3 at the Bellevue Transit Center while operational testing is conducted on the RapidRide B Line, scheduled to begin service on October 1. During this time, routes that normally use BTC Bay 3 will instead serve Bay 1 at the west end of the BTC, southbound on 108th Ave NE.   

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service.  The northbound platform elevator is operating.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Southbound passengers who want to exit at Mt Baker should ride to Columbia City & transfer to a northbound train back to Mt Baker.  

We will return at 6:00 AM Friday morning to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great evening.

Routes 230 & 253 service revisions at the Bellevue TC

Effective immediately, Metro bus routes 230 and 253 have resumed service at Bellevue Transit Center Bay 2.

During RapidRide B Line testing, Metro bus routes 243, and 261 are still rerouted and will continue to serve Bay 1 at the west end of the BTC.

Metro’s Thursday PM commute begins quietly; plus upcoming events that may impact service

Metro’s Thursday afternoon commute begins quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Microsoft Employee Meeting This Friday at Safeco Field

Expect traffic congestion in the stadium, SODO and Pioneer Square areas during this event from about 7 AM-6 PM.

The Seattle Police Department will provide traffic controls similar to a large sporting event.  

Seattle Aids Walk

UW Husky Football

Service Revisions at Bellevue TC Bays 2 & 3 – 9/22-23

On Thursday and Friday, 9/22-23, Metro routes 230, 243, 253 and 261 will not serve Bays 2 and 3 at the Bellevue Transit Center while operational testing is conducted on the RapidRide B Line, scheduled to begin service on October 1. During this time, routes that normally use BTC Bays 2 and 3 will instead serve Bay 1 at the west end of the BTC, southbound on 108th Ave NE.   

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service.  The northbound platform elevator is operating.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Southbound passengers who want to exit at Mt Baker should ride to Columbia City & transfer to a northbound train back to Mt Baker.  

We will be here until 7:00 PM tonight to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Thursday AM wrap-up, plus upcoming events that may impact service

Metro’s Thursday morning commute is winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Microsoft Employee Meeting This Friday at Safeco Field

Expect traffic congestion in the stadium, SODO and Pioneer Square areas during this event from about 7 AM-6 PM.

The Seattle Police Department will provide traffic controls similar to a large sporting event.  

Seattle Aids Walk

UW Husky Football

Service Revisions at Bellevue TC Bays 2 & 3 – 9/22-23

On Thursday and Friday, 9/22-23, Metro routes 230, 243, 253 and 261 will not serve Bays 2 and 3 at the Bellevue Transit Center while operational testing is conducted on the RapidRide B Line, scheduled to begin service on October 1. During this time, routes that normally use BTC Bays 2 and 3 will instead serve Bay 1 at the west end of the BTC, southbound on 108th Ave NE.   

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service.  The northbound platform elevator is operating.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Southbound passengers who want to exit at Mt Baker should ride to Columbia City & transfer to a northbound train back to Mt Baker.  

We will return at 3:00 PM, this afternoon, to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Thursday AM commute continues quietly, with the Aurora Bridge open

Metro’s Thursday morning commute continues with no significant delays to report.

Microsoft Employee Meeting This Friday at Safeco Field

Expect traffic congestion in the stadium, SODO and Pioneer Square areas during this event from about 7 AM-6 PM.

The Seattle Police Department will provide traffic controls similar to a large sporting event.  

Seattle Aids Walk

UW Husky Football

Service Revisions at Bellevue TC Bays 2 & 3 – 9/22-23

On Thursday and Friday, 9/22-23, Metro routes 230, 243, 253 and 261 will not serve Bays 2 and 3 at the Bellevue Transit Center while operational testing is conducted on the RapidRide B Line, scheduled to begin service on October 1. During this time, routes that normally use BTC Bays 2 and 3 will instead serve Bay 1 at the west end of the BTC, southbound on 108th Ave NE.   

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service.  The northbound platform elevator is operating.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Southbound passengers who want to exit at Mt Baker should ride to Columbia City & transfer to a northbound train back to Mt Baker.  

We will be here until 9:00 AM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Aurora Bridge is open in both directions

Northbound routes 5, 16 & 358 have resumed normal service and will travel northbound on the Aurora Bridge.

Thank you for your patience.

Northbound routes using the Aurora Bridge are currently rerouted over the Fremont Bridge

Reroutes northbound off the Aurora Bridge. Using the Fremont Bridge instead due to an accident not involving buses.

Route 5 – Use the stops northbound along Dexter Av N between Denny Way and 4th Av N or northbound on Fremont Av N just north of N 39th St.

Route 16 – Use the stops northbound on 5th Av N just north of Republican St or all regularly posted stops along Dexter Av N. Route 16 is using the Fremont Bridge and will use the stop northbound on Stone Way N just south of N 40 St.

Route 358 - Use the stops northbound on Dexter Av N between Denny Way and Dexter Way N. Route 358 is using the Fremont Bridge and missing all stops northbound on Aurora at Mercer St, Lynn St and N 46th St.

Reroutes are expected to be a couple hours. Updates will be posted as needed.

Thanks for your patience.

Aurora Bridge is closed northbound at this time; southbound has resumed service

Rts 5, 16, 26, 28 & 358  -

Routes heading southbound are on regular route.

Routes heading northbound will use the Dexter Av N to use the Fremont Bridge and continue on their regular route once over the Fremont Bridge.

Thanks for your patience.