2. Montlake Freeway Station closure June 22, 2019

Construction on SR-520 closes the Montlake Freeway Station; mitigation service was added to Route 542 on March 23, 2019

Staring June 22, 2019, buses will no longer stop at the Montlake Freeway Station due to the construction of WSDOT's Montlake Project. In response, WSDOT and Sound Transit have partnered together to add Route 542 service on evenings and weekends to provide 7-day service between the Redmond, Montlake and the U-District. The stop at Montlake Boulevard and Shelby Street will be the closest alternative stop once the station closes.

For more information please check out WSDOT's project fact sheet.

  • Route 545 riders traveling between the Eastside and Montlake can ride expanded Route 542.
  • Route 545 riders traveling between downtown Seattle and Montlake can ride Link light rail.
  • Route 555 riders traveling between Northgate and Montlake can ride Metro Route 67.
  • Route 555 riders traveling between Bellevue and Montlake can ride Metro Route 271.

Daily Customer Impact: 350 of 10,300 (3%) will incur a transfer and additional travel time

Map of Montlake Freeway Station closure service changes