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Effective 3-20-21 thru 10-1-21

Vigente del 3-20-21 al 10-1-21

有效期為2021年3月20日至2021年10月1日

Metro’s upcoming service change, which occurs twice each year, includes adding or maintaining frequent service on some routes, and continuing reductions or suspensions on other routes. The reductions and suspensions are due to the pandemic and its associated loss of ridership and revenue. See route revisions.

Popular routes including the RapidRide A Line, RapidRide D Line, and RapidRide E Line will continue to operate more frequently during some periods to support physical distancing. Additionally, as of March 20, 2021, routes 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 36, 49, 50, 60, 106, 128, 132, and 193 will also now have more frequent service.

Route revisions

Holiday service

Metro Transit

Metro will operate a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31; Independence Day (observed), Monday, July 5 and; Labor Day, Monday, September 6.

Also check your route's timetable or the Metro Holiday Service page for details.

Sound Transit

Sound Transit bus routes 522, 541, 542, 544, 545, 550, 554, 555, and 556, operated by Metro, will operate a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31; Independence Day (observed), Monday, July 5 and; Labor Day, Monday, September 6.

Link light rail will also operate a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Sounder commuter rail will not operate on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

For holiday service information for ST routes operated by Pierce Transit and Community Transit, including routes 510, 511, 512, 513, 532, 535, 560, 566, 567, 574, 577, 578, 590, 592, 594, 595, 596, and Tacoma Link, visit soundtransit.org.

How are service change decisions made?

Metro will continue to operate a temporary reduced service network due to the COVID pandemic and its associated loss of ridership and revenue. Metro has been operating reduced service since March 2020 and some reductions will continue as of March 2021. Some routes remain fully suspended while others will continue to operate at lower service levels than in early 2020. Busy routes including the RapidRide A Line, D Line, and E Line will continue to operate more frequently during some periods to provide more capacity to support social distancing. As of March 2021, routes 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 36, 49, 50, 60, 106, 128, 132, and 193 will also now have more frequent service. Decisions about which services to change are based on many factors, including:

  • Post-COVID-19 ridership trends.
  • Loss of revenue sources.
  • Performance and reduction priorities in the Metro Service Guidelines.
  • Equity considerations including service in areas with higher proportions of low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, and immigrant and refugee populations.
  • Impacts of the long-term closure of the West Seattle Bridge.

Some suspended services will be restored over time; however, some services may be permanently discontinued due to long-term reduction in revenues and changes in demand and travel patterns. Long-term reduction decisions are subject to future planning and public engagement.


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