News releases

ST to temporarily reduce service further on Link and ST Express routes serving Pierce and King counties

Because of reduced staffing availability to operate service, Sound Transit will introduce additional service reductions on Link and on ST Express routes operated by Pierce Transit and King County Metro starting Monday, April 6. The further service reductions also reflect an 85 percent system-wide…

ST to temporarily reduce service on additional ST Express routes 

With ridership on trains and buses down by an estimated 83 percent, Sound Transit will introduce service reductions on additional ST Express routes starting Monday, March 30. With these further responses to the COVID-19 outbreak riders need to anticipate reduced service on almost all ST Express…

Sounder Trains between Seattle and Everett canceled

Sound Transit has canceled Sounder North service between Seattle and Everett this afternoon and tomorrow because of a landslide that has covered the tracks near Milepost 21 in North Seattle.  Passengers who would normally ride Sounder 1702 or 1706 can take a special bus to Edmonds and Mukilteo…

Connect 2020 concludes, ending Link light rail transfers at Pioneer Square and bicycle restrictions

Link light rail will return to two-track service in downtown Seattle stations beginning Monday. The return follows the conclusion of Connect 2020, an 11-week period of major light rail service impacts while construction crews connected the existing light rail system in downtown Seattle to East Link…

Sound Transit service change includes new route, temporary service reductions

Service changes for Sound Transit’s express bus service taking effect March 21 will add a new Route 544 providing peak-only service between Overlake and South Lake Union; and make schedule adjustments to select routes to improve reliability. The Star Lake park-and-ride lot will also close for…

Sound Transit to suspend fares on all transit modes until further notice

Starting on Saturday, March 21 Sound Transit will suspend fare requirements on buses and trains until further notice to help protect transit employees and riders through social distancing. In addition, ST Express passengers other than riders using mobility devices or the boarding ramp will board…

Sound Transit to temporarily reduce service on Link light rail, Sounder trains, some ST Express routes

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, starting Monday Sound Transit will respond to its greatly reduced ridership by temporarily reducing service on Link light rail and Sounder trains. ST Express routes operated by King County Metro will also see a reduction in service.  ST Express buses operated…

More time required for Connect 2020 project

Work to complete the construction joining new light rail to the Eastside into the existing system, known as Connect 2020, will require additional time to complete due to issues identified over the weekend. On Monday morning, Link light rail will continue to operate every 13-15 minutes and on one…

Link closed downtown this weekend as Connect 2020 completion nears

Work to connect downtown Seattle's light rail tracks to the Eastside for service starting in 2023 will require closing downtown stations beginning Friday night at 9 p.m. and continuing until regular service resumes Monday morning. This closure marks the planned end of a 10-week period of…

Partial closure of Southeast 30th Street to Bellevue Way Southeast

In order to install sign bridge foundations and perform landscaping work, crews will be restricting access to Southeast 30th Street from Bellevue Way Southeast (and vice versa) daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 9th to Friday, March 13th. What During work hours (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.) crews…