June 12 service changes include earlier downtown-airport light rail service
Service adjustments take effect on 12 ST Express bus routes
Sound Transit service changes beginning Saturday, June 12, include earlier morning light rail service from Westlake to Sea-Tac Airport as well as schedule and other modifications to 12 ST Express bus routes.
The first Link train will depart Westlake at 5:05 a.m. - 15 minutes earlier than the 5:20 a.m. train - to better accommodate early morning travelers and airport workers.
Sound Transit will continue to offer 4:40 a.m. light rail service from Stadium station at 501 S. Royal Brougham Way. Both early morning trains - the 5:05 a.m. service from Westlake and the 4:40 a.m. service from Stadium station-operate Monday through Saturday only. The first train to the airport on Sunday leaves Westlake at 6:20 a.m.
Weekday Link trains run every 7 to 8 minutes during peak times, every 10 minutes during the midday and evening, and every 15 minutes from 11:50 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Weekend Link trains generally run every 10 to 15 minutes.
Service changes for Sound Transit's ST Express busses include new Saturday hourly service for Route 578 between Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Federal Way and Seattle starting at 6:01 a.m.
Highlights of ST Express service changes effective June 2010:
Route 522: Revised routing to/from downtown Seattle
Route 532: Minor schedule adjustments
Route 535: Significant schedule adjustments and trips added
Route 540: Significant schedule adjustments
Route 566: Minor schedule adjustments to meet Sounder
Route 574: Significant schedule adjustments
Route 577: Significant schedule adjustments and added trips
Route 578: New Saturday service
Route 586: Trips eliminated to better match ridership
Route 590/593: Trips eliminated to better match ridership
Route 592: Trips eliminated to better match ridership
Route 594: Minor schedule adjustments
There are no changes to Sounder and Tacoma link service.
All service changes are effective June 12 through October 2, 2010.