Is your bus route changing? New Metro changes in North Seattle

March 17, 2016 6:09am

The new and exciting University Link Light Rail begins service this Saturday. The $1.9 billion twin-bored tunnels will transport riders to Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle from Husky Stadium, every six minutes during peak hours.

But along with it, many metro bus routes will be changed, mostly to transport riders to and from the station. In all, about 30 bus routes will shorten, lengthen and in some cases, be terminated entirely. All changes are effective March 26-28. We did the hard work for you, and identified bus changes near and around Green Lake that may impact you.

Here’s six routes we think you should know about:

  • Route 48: Adjusted, split to run between Mount Baker Station, UW Station and the U District. Between University District and Loyal Heights, Route 48 will be renumbered as a new Route 45.
  • Route 16: *TERMINATED*
  • Route 62: *NEW* route in lieu of 16. It will serve riders between Sand Point and Green Lake every seven minutes at peak hours, every 15 minutes most other times. The route will continue past Green Lake through Wallingford to the Fremont Bridge and Belltown.
  • Route 66: *TERMINATED*
  • Route 63 : *NEW* route in lieu of 66. Route will serve at peak hours only, traveling from Northgate Transit Center to University District, then I-5 to downtown. Riders must transfer in University District to reach Eastlake.
  • Route 26 & 26x: Combined routes to make system more efficient. More frequent buses and extended express route will travel to Northgate Transit Center.

Keep an eye out for new, purple timetable booklets, available on buses and Metro information racks on March 16. For a full list of changes, route maps and more information, visit