Transit Alert - Metro will operate shuttles and some service will be delayed & rerouted during Seafair Hydro & Air Show events 7/30-8/2

From Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2, Metro Transit service will be delayed or rerouted during Seafair Hydroplane and Air Show events in south Seattle and along the I-90 corridor.  Metro will also operate shuttle service for the Hydroplane events.

Free Hydro Shuttle
From Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, Metro will operate a free shuttle between the Columbia City Link light rail station and Genesee Park. Board the shuttle eastbound on S Angeline St just west of 32nd Av S. It will operate frequently, as buses fill:

  • Friday, July 31 - 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 1 - 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 2 - 7:00 AM-5:30 PM

Route 50

Metro Route 50 will be rerouted during this time.

Air Show I-90 closures & Shuttles
During the Seafair Air Show practices and performances on - Thursday, July 30 - 9:45 AM-Noon & 1:15-2:40 PM, and - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 31-August 2 - 11:50 AM-2:40 PM each day, the I-90 Bridge will be closed.

During these times, Sound Transit routes 550 and 554 will be rerouted via SR-520 and will not serve stops on I-90 at Rainier Av S and Mercer Island.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 30-August 1, Metro will operate a shuttle every 30 minutes between the Mercer Island and South Bellevue P&R lots to connect transit customers with Sound Transit routes 550 or 554 during the I-90 Bridge closure. A regular fare is required on the Mercer Island Shuttle.

The Mercer Island shuttle will not operate on Sunday.

Visit the Metro Online Service Advisories page to find out how your bus will be affected and what stops it will serve during this event.  Use regularly published transit schedules, but expect possible delays during these events. For information about transit service or to plan your trip, visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner. After planning your trip, check Metro’s Service Advisories page to find out about any planned revisions to your routes.

For information about Seafair events, visit the Seafair website.

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