Changes that affect my ride

Learn about how service changes may affect your upcoming trip.

Service changes

A graphic depicts people transferring between an ST Express bus and a Link light rail train at Northgate.

In fall 2021, the Sound Transit Board of Directors approved service increases through our 2022 Service Plan, but changing pandemic conditions and broad employment trends have since resulted in nationwide transit operator shortages, requiring some ST Express trip cancellations and route suspensions.

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and work with our operating partners to understand the scope and duration of these shortages. We appreciate their flexibility and collaboration as we work as one region to manage these challenges.

Sounder service will increase as part of our March 2022 Service Change, as we restore two S-Line trips.

The 1 Line continues to operate at approximately 8-minute peak headways, and every 10 minutes off-peak.

Please see the schedules and maps page to view the combined PDF schedules that will be in effect March through September 2022.

Route

Route Description

Operator

Description of Change

510

Everett-Seattle

CT

Reduced frequency due to operator shortages; shorter travel times reflect current traffic. 

511

Ash Way- Northgate

CT

Reduced frequency due to operator shortages; shorter travel times reflect current traffic. 

512

Everett- Northgate

CT

Reduced frequency due to operator shortages; shorter travel times reflect current traffic. Late Sunday evening trips extend from 4th /Jackson to Stadium Station to connect to the 1 Line.

513

Seaway TC- Northgate

CT

Shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

522

Woodinville- Roosevelt

KCM

Eliminate NE 65th/Oswego stop (Green        Lake P&R). Adjust arrival/departure times from Roosevelt Station to reflect 1-Line schedule change and increase southbound transfer window with Link to 7 minutes. Shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

532

Everett- Bellevue

CT

Reduced frequency due to operator shortages; shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

535

Lynnwood- Bellevue

CT

Reduced frequency due to operator shortages; shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

545

Redmond- Seattle

KCM

Reduced peak service to every 10 mins; shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

550

Bellevue- Seattle

KCM

Reduced peak service to every 10 mins; adding an after-midnight trip 7 days a week. Shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

554

Issaquah- Seattle

KCM

Shorter travel times reflect current traffic.

 

566

Auburn- Redmond

 

KCM

Transferring operations from Pierce Transit to King County Metro. Continues reduced trips due to operator shortage (as implemented in Nov.    2021) with some minor adjustments

578

Puyallup- Seattle

PT

Minor trip adjustments.

580

South Hill P&R- Puyallup

PT

Eliminate the 6:37am trip from the South Hill P&R, riders can take PT Route 400 as alternative. Lakewood- South Hill segment remains suspended until further notice.

 

590

 

Tacoma-Seattle

 

PT

 

Additional trips extended to 10th/Commerce (not all trips will be going to 10th/Commerce as originally planned).

Sounder S Line

Seattle- Tacoma/ Lakewood

 

BNSF

Restoring the following trips: 1501 (6:05 a.m. from Seattle), 1509 (3:15 p.m. from  Seattle), 1514 (7:20 a.m. from Tacoma), and 1522 (4:30 p.m. from Tacoma).

Note: the additional Sounder trains added will not have connecting 596 service.

 

Holidays

 

Holiday schedule for March 2022 September 2022 service period

Visit our Schedules and maps page to access individual schedules or use our handy Trip Planner tool for assistance on the go. Visit our Transferring page for information on how to transfer between bus and rail.
 

For additional trip planning assistance or other questions, contact Customer Service at 888-889-6368, TTY Relay 711, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To speak with a foreign language translator, call the language line at 800-823-9230, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

On Jan. 8, 2022 we will be updating the 1 Line schedule to better reflect actual travel times. This will allow for improved connections between buses and trains. Please refer to the new PDF schedule when planning any trips on or after Jan. 8. Span of service and approximate frequencies will remain the same.

Due to driver shortages, seven ST Express bus routes operated by Pierce Transit will adjust service effective Nov. 8, 2021. Reductions affect weekday service only. Weekend service remains unchanged.

Route 566: reduction in frequency. Elimination of "reverse peak" trips, which operated southbound in the morning rush hour, and northbound in the afternoon rush hour. Reduction in morning and evening rush hour trips.

Route 577: reduction in frequency during the morning and evening rush hour, operating every 10-15 minutes. Passengers should consider using KCM Route 177, which also operates between Downtown Seattle and Federal Way TC.

Route 578: minor adjustment in trip times.

Route 580: Will only operate between Puyallup Station and South Hill P&R. The Lakewood to South Hill P&R portion will be temporarily suspended. Pierce Transit Route 400 replaces most trips. All Sounder trains will continue to time with either a PT Route 400 or ST 580 bus serving Red Lot and South Hill P&R.

Route 590: Reduction in trips during the morning and evening rush hour periods, operating every 10-15 min.

Route 592: Reduction in trips and change in trip times. Passengers should note that first/last trips may have changed slightly.

Route 594: adjustments in trip times.

All other PT-operated routes remain unchanged (560, 574, 586, 595, 596).

Download the revised schedules for Routes 566, 577, 578, 580, 590, 592 and 594.

Like many transportation providers across the state and nation, Pierce Transit is experiencing a driver shortage, and resulting missed or delayed bus trips have led to uncertainty and inconvenience for passengers. 

Pierce Transit and Sound Transit make it a priority to provide passengers with predictable, accurate service. By reducing service frequency along some routes, we're better able to provide a schedule you can rely on, even if it temporarily offers fewer trip options.