Transit Alert – Ride transit to weekend community events & holiday activities; text your stop ID to 62550

Some King County area transit service will be affected by community events and holiday activities.

Transit reroute start and end times, routing, and other details may be subject to change.  Use regularly published timetables, allow plenty of travel time and expect possible delays.

Even when it is affected by crowds, traffic, construction, temporary reroutes or delays, riding transit and Link Light rail are still a great ways to get around our community and to most local events and activities, where there is usually congestion and limited parking.

Text for departures
At - or on your way to - your stop, text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Holiday Highlights
Holiday reduced weekday & UW reduction schedules
From Monday, December 17 through Monday, December 31, reduced weekday and UW reduction schedules are in effect during the end-of-year holiday weeks.

On days with reduced weekday schedules, some commuter trips do not operate, and other routes have individual trips canceled. Canceled trips are marked with an “H” indicate in the timetables.

UW reductions affect selected weekday trips on routes 167, 197, 271 and 277. Canceled trips are marked on the timetable with a “D” indicate.

Complete information on which days and routes are affected can be found on Metro’s holiday and reduced service page.

Downtown Bellevue - holiday traffic reroutes
Every year Metro reroutes certain routes in downtown Bellevue to help mitigate service delays due to heavy congestion associated with shopping activity and the Snowflake Lane display. Metro routes 240, 246 and 271 are rerouted through Monday, December 24.

Aurora Av N Construction
On Saturday, December 15, Metro routes 5, 26, 28 and the RapidRide E Line may expect possible delays in transit service southbound on Aurora Av N, due to construction between Roy St and Denny Way. 

The 12 K's of Christmas
On Sunday, December 16, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon, Metro routes 234 and 255 will be rerouted in the Kirkland area due to street closures and traffic congestion associated with the Kirkland 12 K’s of Christmas Run.

Known construction-related impacts to transit service are posted in Metro’s online Service Advisories table and sent to Transit Alert subscribers.  It’s a good idea to sign up for Transit Alerts or otherwise check for a service advisory before you travel.

Additional information
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service, routing and stops for most planned events

Sign up for Transit Alerts or check for a service advisory before you travel.

Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other information.

Use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water Taxi operation

Visit the Community TransitPierce TransitSound Transit or Washington State Ferries websites for information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit partners.

For non-transit traffic or other local updates, check media sources, follow @seattledot or visit 
or other relevant sites. 

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.