Bus riders, take note: Don’t get too attached to your current schedule. Metro is revising some routes, beginning this Saturday, Oct. 2, and there’s good news and bad news in here:
- Route 5 – On weekdays, two trips will be added to improve service frequency from downtown Seattle to Greenwood Avenue North and North 105th Street to every 15 minutes until about 8 p.m.
- Route 30 – With the addition of 80 trips per week, there will now be service between the Seattle Center and the U-District until midnight seven days a week. Weekend service between the Seattle Center and the U-District will begin about 6 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Four of the limited trips between Sand Point and the U-District on weekdays and five each on Saturday and Sunday will be discontinued.
- Routes 16, 30 & 31 – Select trips will be discontinued.
Metro says it’s making the schedule and route changes to save money, preserve bus service, and operate more efficiently. Bus riders should check fall schedules for the routes they use most often to see what’s new. You can prepare by picking up a new orange timetable, Special Rider Alert brochure, or use the online Trip Planner for some advance research. Be sure to input a date of Oct. 2 or later, when using the Trip Planner.Tweet