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Metro’s RapidRide D Line brings the new world of bus rapid transit to the Ballard and Crown Hill areas. The D Line operates daily between Downtown Seattle, Uptown, Ballard and Crown Hill. Service is provided around the clock, with trips operating every 10 – 15 minutes during most times of the day.

Like all of Metro’s RapidRide lines, enjoy free Wi-Fi, hybrid-powered buses, real time bus arrival signs and off-board payment at stations, and more.

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RapidRide features

With RapidRide, upgraded service comes with new coaches and new bus stations. Safety features include improved lighting, pedestrian crossings, and better sidewalk and bus station access for people with wheelchairs and strollers. As on all RapidRide lines, H Line riders have access to real-time bus arrival signs at stations and Wi-Fi once on board.

Reliable service.
Buses that come more often and on time.

Better access.
Designed to meet the needs of all our customers.

High quality experience.
New bus station features for comfort and convenience.

Connecting communities.
Bringing better service for more people. Connections to transit. Getting people to where they need to go.

Fewer cars on the road.


How to pay your fare

Use an ORCA card

At stations with ORCA card readers, tap your card and board through any bus door.

At other stops, enter through any door of the bus and tap your card on the ORCA card reader.

Valid transfer

If you have a valid paper transfer, you can enter through any door of your bus. Paper transfers are your proof of payment until they expire.

Transit GO app

Open your Transit GO Ticket mobile app and purchase a ticket. When you’re ready to board, activate the ticket. Show the payment screen to the driver as you enter through the front door.

Cash or tickets

Enter through the front door and pay your fare. If you're paying with cash, please have the exact fare ready. Drivers do not carry change.

The driver will always give you a paper transfer when paying with cash or using a paper ticket. Keep it with you to transfer to any other bus before the expiration time.

Frequent service, always there