Monthly Archives: July 2018

Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute: Transit service delays subside as the commute period ends; plus Convention Place tunnel station bus stops are closed

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Mon, 7/30 & Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute: Transit delays continue on I-405 from Bellevue to Renton and on SB I-5, Northgate to downtown Seattle; + more

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Mon, 7/30 & Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute: Transit delays continue on SB I-5, Northgate to downtown Seattle and on I-405 from Bellevue to Renton; + more

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Mon, 7/30 & Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute: Transit delays continue SB I-5 from Northgate to downtown Seattle and I-405 from Bellevue to Renton; + more

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Mon, 7/30 & Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute: Expect transit delays SB I-5 from Northgate to downtown Seattle and I-405 from Bellevue to Renton; + more

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Mon, 7/30 & Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute: Several Kent area routes will remain on reroute all day for an event at Showare; Ms tonight; plus more…

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Funeral Service at the Showare Center

  • Tue, 7/31;
  • 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM;
  • Routes 150, 158, 159, 166 & 180 are affected.

Mariners Home Stand

  • Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Tuesday AM Commute: Several routes will remain on reroute all day for an event at Showare; Ms tonight; plus more…

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Funeral Service at the Showare Center

  • Tue, 7/31;
  • 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM;
  • Routes 150, 158, 159, 166 & 180 are affected.

Mariners Home Stand

  • Tue, 7/31 at 7:10 PM;
  • Wed, 8/1 afternoon game at 1:10 PM;
  • Thu, 8/2, Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 at 7:10 PM;
  • Sun, 8/5 at 1:10 PM;
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app
The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.