Colman Dock renovation
The King County Water Taxi will suspend all service—on both routes—for up to one week starting August 7.
During the closure, we’ll move our downtown Seattle terminal from the south side of Colman Dock/Pier 50 to the north side. When service resumes, both Water Taxi routes will use this temporary site through fall 2018 while we build a new terminal on our old site.
How to get around without the Water Taxi
While our service is suspended, we encourage riders to use one or more of the following options:
Metro’s RapidRide C Line and routes 21, 37, 55, 56, 57, 120, and 125 connect West Seattle to downtown Seattle. Route 116 connects the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal to downtown Seattle. And Water Taxi shuttle routes 773 and 775 will continue to run on their regular schedules during the closure, connecting West Seattle riders to the West Seattle Junction and Alki Beach. For help planning Metro bus trips, call 206-553-3000.If you’d like help planning your Metro bus trip, please call Metro at 206-553-3000.
NOTE: While Water Taxi service is suspended, riders of the bus routes listed above can expect to see heavier-than-usual passenger loads on trips to and from downtown. The Water Taxi is working with Metro to see if extra service can be added to ease crowding on these routes.
If your employer allows you to work from home or flex your schedule to avoid peak commute times, you can both bypass and help reduce crowding on buses while the Water Taxi is out of service.
Upgrading our Seattle terminal
This summer, we’ll begin rebuilding our passenger-only terminal on Pier 50 as part of a larger project by the state to renovate Colman Dock . When it’s finished in fall 2018, our new passenger waiting area will be sheltered from the weather and connected to the Washington State Ferries terminal building by a pedestrian bridge.
Views of the new terminal
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