Plan ahead for 2017 park-and-ride closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride will close on May 30, 2017. Parking at the Overlake Transit Center closed on May 1, 2017. Bus and shuttle service, and bike storage remains open through construction. 

New park-and-ride options are now available

In advance of the closure of South Bellevue Park-and-Ride, Sound Transit has opened five new leased park-and-ride lots, expanded two leased lots and identified existing lots with parking availability. Find more information about park-and-ride options during East Link construction on the Sound Transit:

Pickup and drop-off locations

When the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closes, transit will continue to serve stops along Bellevue Way SE adjacent to the park-and-ride site. Starting May 30, parking and pickup and drop-off will no longer be available at the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride. Pickup and drop-off spaces are available at many area park-and-rides. There is also a signed three minute passenger drop-off zone on 108th Ave NE, just north of NE 6th near the Bellevue Transit Center. 

Construction in South Bellevue and Redmond

East Link construction will kick off in south Bellevue soon and in Redmond as early as spring 2017. During construction, the South Bellevue and Overlake Transit Center park-and-ride sites will be used to stage equipment and materials to build the light rail track, stations and parking garages.

South Bellevue Park-and-Ride to close May 30, 2017

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride will be closed for approximately five years during construction. ST Express buses 550, 555 and 556, and Metro buses 241 and 249 will continue to serve Bellevue Way Southeast next to the closed park-and-ride during construction. The future South Bellevue Station will include bus and paratransit transfer facilities and a 1,500-stall parking garage.

Overlake Transit Center Park-and-Ride is closed

The Overlake Transit Center Park-and-Ride will be closed for up to six years during construction. Transit will continue to serve the Overlake Transit Center while the park-and-ride is closed. The future Redmond Technology Center Station will include bus, paratransit and Microsoft Connector service transfer facilities, a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across SR 520 and a 320-stall parking garage.

Sound Transit and its contractor will explore opportunities to open the park-and-rides sooner if possible.

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  • Bus and connections to light rail
  • Rideshare including, VanShare, Vanpool, carpool
  • Taxis
  • Bicycle and pedestrian resources
  • King County Metro Accessible Services
  • Park-and-ride permit parking

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ST Express bus improvements on the Eastside

Route Improvement Effective
554 (Issaquah - Seattle) Added 12 new trips March 2016
542 (Redmond - Seattle) Added new midday service with 20 new trips March 2016
541 (Redmond - Seattle) Added 44 new trips March 2016
545 (Redmond - Seattle) Added 15 new weekday trips September 2016
555/556 (Issaquah - Bellevue - Northgate) Added 4 new weekday trips September 2016

For more information about ST Express bus service, visit the ST Express bus page.