King County Metro Transit Alert for April 2
Metro continues schedule reductions and is providing added measures to support physical distancing in an effort to keep riders and employees safe while providing essential services.
Transit is operating during the COVID-19 emergency with no payment of fare required.
Stay home, stay healthy
Metro encourages those who can to stay home, recognizing that using transit continues to be a necessity for some.
Ridership data from the past month shows a continued decline as more people limit themselves to “essential travel”, such as to grocery stores, pharmacies, and worksites that serve the community.
Having fewer riders on buses and other transit vehicles during this time helps support the health of other passengers who require transit to get to and from essential jobs, such as health care and related work, as well as transit front-line essential staff – bus drivers and supervisors who provide these services.
Please do not travel if you are sick. While riding, practice distancing, cover coughs and sneezes and observe other safety guidelines.
‘Reduced Schedule’ operation
Metro’s temporary Reduced Schedule operation helps to maintain a sustainable transit system that is keeping our region moving until full service can be restored. Some routes are not affected, a few routes are completely canceled, and most routes have some trips that are canceled.
Routes with no changes
Routes 11, 22, 60, 71, 73, 105, 118, 119, 128, 131, 154, 164, 166, 204, 224, 309, 348, ST 554, 901, 903, 906, 908, 914, 915, 916, 917, 930, the RapidRide A Line, 628 - Snoqualmie Community Shuttle and 631 - Burien Community Shuttle have no changes.
Routes & services that are completely canceled
While many routes have some individual trips canceled, the routes and services listed below are canceled until further notice.
- Metro routes 9, 29, 37*, 47, 78, 125, 200, 208, 237, 308, 330, 630 - Mercer Island Community Shuttle, DART Route 910 & Everett Boeing Route 952
- Black Diamond/Enumclaw Community Ride, Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Community Ride, Normandy Park Community Ride, Sammamish Community Ride, Juanita Community Ride
& new Bothell/Woodinville Community Ride
- Sound Transit Express Bus Route 541
- The South Lake Union Streetcar
- The Seattle Center Monorail
- Via to Transit
*Nearly all trips on Route 37 are canceled, with the exception of one late afternoon trip leaving downtown Seattle from Second Avenue and Bell Street at 5:52 PM.
For most of the routes that are canceled, there Is some alternate service. Find specific canceled trips To identify whether a specific trip is operating or canceled, the following tools are available:
- Visit the check canceled trips tool on the Reduced Schedule page.
- In real time, text your stop ID to 62550 to find the next few departure times at your stop with Text for Departures.
- Use the ‘Next Departure’ feature in Metro’s Trip Planner website or apps.
- Call 206-553-3000 on weekdays, 6 AM-8 PM.
- Ask @kcmetrobus on Twitter weekdays, between 6 AM-8 PM
Watch for updates, as conditions are subject to change.
Bus riding guidelines
Metro continues to promote and support riders’ ability to maintain distance from other riders.
Safety straps have been installed to provide separation on buses and other transit vehicles. Informational signs and decals are also posted.
If you are able to, please board and exit buses via rear doors.
Riders who need to, are welcome to use the front door.
When using the front door on vehicles with only one door, or because you need to in order to be safe, please observe distancing practices in and around the driver’s and ADA areas.
Other Metro services
Metro’s Customer Information phone line at 206-553-3000 is available during its regular weekday hours of 6:00 AM-8:00 PM for trip planning and general information, and from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM for ORCA transactions and submitting comments.
Metro’s walk-in fare media sales and lost-and-found offices in Pioneer Square are currently closed.
ORCA queries and transactions, submitting comments and reporting lost items can all be done on Metro’s website, or you are welcome to call the number above during regular operating hours for assistance.
- King County Metro Transit
- King County Public Health
- Other King County services
Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services. Be safe.