Sound Transit service changes start June 11

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Changes achieve cost savings on some ST Express routes and improved service on others; last three northbound Central Link trains each day will serve Beacon Hill Station

Beginning on Saturday, June 11, service changes will go into effect on a number of ST Express routes, improving service on high demand and overcrowding on some routes while eliminating routes that attract lower ridership and duplicate services by other agencies.

Overview of ST Express service changes effective June 11:

ST Express Route

Service Change

Route 510

Sunday & holiday service replaced by Route 512.

Route 511
Ash Way-Seattle

Sunday & holiday service replaced by Route 512.

Route 512

New route replacing 510 & 511 on Sundays & holidays.

Route 513

Discontinue route segment between Hewitt Avenue/Virginia Ave and Evergreen Way/79th Place Southeast.

Route 535

Discontinue Sunday and holiday service.

Route 540
Kirkland-University District

Some midday and evening trips discontinued; revised routing to include service to University of Washington campus.

Route 542
Redmond-University District

Minor schedule adjustment.

Route 550

New trip added from Convention Place Station.

Route 554

Reduce midday weekday service from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes; some weekend trips discontinued.

Route 560
Bellevue-Sea-Tac-West Seattle

New stop added at Sea-Tac Airport Station; route between West Seattle and Burien will operate during weekday peak periods only.

Route 566

Discontinue two northbound trips and one southbound trip.

Route 574

Revised routing in the Sea-Tac area to accommodate upcoming construction in the airport terminal; significant southbound service schedule adjustments will relieve overcrowding.

Route 577
Federal Way-Seattle

Add weekday morning trip to reduce overcrowding.

Route 586
Tacoma-University District

Discontinue two non-peak morning and afternoon weekday trips.

Route 599
Lakewood-Tacoma Dome

Discontinued due to low ridership.


Central Link will add the Beacon Hill Station to its last three northbound evening trains. Serving this additional light rail stop will give nighttime riders traveling to downtown Seattle a better connection with King County Metro's Route 36. There will be no other changes to Link light rail service.

There are no changes to Sounder and Tacoma link service.

Call Center Hours Extended

Sound Transit is also extending the hours of its Call Center to provide enhanced customer service support to its riders. Starting Monday, June 13, riders can call 1 (800)-889-6368 (TTY Relay 711) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

More information on these and other service changes can be found at: ridernews. A PDF of the new Transit Guide is available at: transitguide