On Saturday, March 19, Sound Transit will expand Link light rail to serve two new stations on Capitol Hill and at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. One week later, Metro’s spring service change will take effect.
During the first week of new Link service to Husky Stadium, use current bus service to connect with light rail.
From Saturday, March 19 through Friday, March 25, the following routes will serve the two new Link stations:
Starting March 26, new bus connections will help riders reach light rail and other destinations.
On Saturday, March 26, Metro will change service as described on our Link Connections website. These changes will provide a redesigned network of bus service to better connect riders with Link light rail. It will also offer new connections and service improvements people have asked for, including:
How will your routes change? Find out on Metro’s Link Connections website.
In partnership with the City of Seattle, Metro will extend the RapidRide C Line to serve South Lake Union. The C Line will no longer continue as the RapidRide D Line to Ballard. The D Line will be extended to serve Pioneer Square, and will no longer continue as the C Line to West Seattle. Read more.
Thanks to all who participated in our extensive multi-phase public outreach for these changes. Residents reviewed online information, took surveys and provided comments in other ways, attended public meetings, and served on an advisory Sounding Board.
The launch of new of Link light rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington, and related bus network revisions, culminate several years of work by Metro, Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, and many other stakeholders.
Whether you’re pleased with the outcome or not, these changes were shaped by the input we received from thousands of riders. The King County Council adopted the bus service changes on Oct. 19, 2015. Since then, Metro has made some additional administrative changes. To learn more about the history of this project and how it has changed over time, read our series of blog posts under the “Link Connections” category.
How and when to prepare for the changes
You can start preparing now by doing the following:
In early March, we’ll let you know when you can:
Please stay in touch
If you need more information, help with trip planning, or access to information in accessible or translated formats, please contact DeAnna Martin at 206-477-3835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.