Metro’ Monday PM Commute: Transit Service continues to operate its Emergency Service Network on Monday and Tuesday

Metro is operating its Emergency Service Network on Monday and Tuesday this week. During ESN operation, no other routes, except for those listed below, operate, and some King County neighborhoods and streets have no bus service because of difficult travel conditions or geography.

The ESN includes only routes that Metro believes it can operate with a reasonable degree of safety and reliability in severe conditions.

Since the last general Transit Alert we sent, some DART routes have been added to the network in order to help riders in areas with less service make connections with ESN routes.

Emergency Service Network (ESN)
ESN operation means that, due to severe weather and road conditions, Metro service is significantly reduced to 56 bus routes and several associated chained shuttles that serve only designated major cleared arterials in more densely populated areas.

This reduced network of transit operation means that many King County neighborhoods do not have the service or levels of service to which they are accustomed.

The ESN is not incorporated into Metro’s trip planner, however other trip planner features and tools, such as maps and bus stops along ESN routes, may still be helpful to riders.

Visit the Metro Matters blog for information about how to use the ESN to connect to various locations.

ESN Routes
ESN operation includes a designated set of already-established Metro and Sound
Transit Express bus routes, however, there may be revisions to the usual routes, and in some cases a portion of the route may not be served. Please review ESN routes carefully.

The ESN includes: Metro routes 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 21, 24, 24 shuttle, 31, 32, 36, 40, 41, 44, 45, 48, 62, the 62 shuttle, 65, 70, 75, the 90 shuttle, 101, the 102 shuttle, 106, 106 shuttle, 120, 124, 128, 150, 166, 168, 169, 180, 181, 235, 245, 248, the 252/255 shuttle, 255, the 255 shuttle, 271, 331, 345, 348, the 348 shuttle, 372 Woodinville and 372 Lake City; RapidRide A, B, C, D, E and F lines; DART routes 903, 906, 907, 930 and 931 all on their snow routing; West Seattle Water Taxi shuttle routes 773 and 775, operating about once an hours each; Metro-operated Sound Transit Express routes ST 522, ST 545, ST 550, ST 554 and the ST 554 shuttle, and the West Seattle and Vashon water
taxis.

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