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Stay in the know with rider alerts for construction and event related revisions to Sound Transit service. Unexpected or last-minute changes to service may not be available on this page.

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Elevator and escalator outages

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Pioneer Square Yesler Way (Exit C) elevator unavailable until further notice

To exit via elevator, ride the 1 Line to International District/Chinatown Station and ride King County Metro Route 62 from S Jackson St & 5th Ave S to reach Pioneer Square Station.

To board a train to Northgate, ride King County Metro routes 7, 14, or 36 from 3rd Ave & James St to reach International District/Chinatown Station where elevators serving the platform to Northgate are operational.

To board a train to Angle Lake, riders may either access the station via the James St entrance (Exit A2) or ride King County Metro routes 7, 14, or 36 from 3rd Ave & James St to reach International District/Chinatown Station where elevators serving the platform to Angle Lake are operational.

Last updated: Jan 13, 2023 7:51 PM

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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University St 3rd Avenue (Exit C) elevator unavailable until further notice due to mechanical issue. 

When the Exit C elevator is not operating, passengers requiring elevator service can use either the Exit A2 elevator to 3rd Avenue & University Street, or the accessible Exit B pathway to exit at 2nd Ave & University St.

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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*This outage list is updated once every 24 hours, Monday through Friday (except Holidays), and does not include short-term outages that may occur throughout the day. Short-term outage alerts can be found on our Service alerts page. To receive real-time notifications of short-term outages, subscribe to Accessibility Transit Alerts.

Elevators Outages

Service Station Unit # Location Reason Estimated Return
Link Westlake Station #301 Southbound platform to mezzanine - Up only Misuse Tentative - 2/17
Link University Street Station #506

Connecting south mezzanine to street level at 3rd Ave & Seneca St (Exit C)

Mechanical Tentative - 2/17
Link Pioneer Square Station #701 Connecting platform to Northgate and north mezzanine Mechanical Tentative - 2/24

Escalators Outages

Station Unit # Location Estimated Return
Westlake Station #306 Mezzanine to Century Square - Up only Tentative - 2/10
Westlake Station #307 Mezzanine to street level - Down only  Tentative - 2/17
Westlake Station #308 Mezzanine to Street level  Tentative - 2/9
Pioneer Square Station #704 Southbound platform to mezzanine Tentative - 2/17
Pioneer Square Station #705 Connecting north mezzanine to street level at 3rd Ave & James St (Exit B) TBD
Pioneer Square Station #706 From 3rd Ave & Cherry St (Exit A) street level to north mezzanine Tentative - 2/02
International District / Chinatown Station #904 From platform to Angle Lake to street level TBD
Tukwila International Boulevard Station #008 Street level to mezzanine Tentative - 1/31
SeaTac/Airport Station #002 South station entrance from platform to street level TBD

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

ST Express bus

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ST Express Route 542 to Redmond will be rerouted off the ramp from Montlake Blvd to SR-520 from Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 2. This reroute will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. to the end of service each night due to construction.

Start and end times for this event may be subject to change.

ST Express 542 – Eastbound to Redmond

[10:00 p.m. - end of service]

Missed stops:

  • NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE - Bay 1

Use stops:

  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE
  • NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE - Bay 2

ST Express 542 – Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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ST Express route 512 will be rerouted off of Broadway & 33rd St every Saturday from 5:10 a.m. until the end of service. This will be in effect until further notice due to construction activity. 

Start and end times for this event may be subject to change. 

ST Express 512 - Northbound to Everett

[5:10 a.m. - end of service]

Missed stop:

  • Broadway & 33rd St 

Use stops:

  • Everett Station

ST Express 512 - Southbound to Northgate

Missed stops:

  • None

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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Following the construction zone shift, we’ll instate a new pedestrian detour starting Jan. 26, 2023. The new construction zone will redirect pedestrian traffic from the southern sidewalk of North Mercer Way between 77th Avenue Southeast and 80th Avenue Southeast. Pedestrians will instead need to make use of the detour depicted in the map below.

In addition, the King County Metro bus stop located on N Mercer Way and 80th Ave SE will be temporarily moved west of its current location.

What

Sidewalk closure, new pedestrian detour and movement of bus stop.

When

From Jan. 26, 2023 to Mar. 10, 2023

Where

N Mercer Way between 77th Ave. SE and 80th Ave SE.

More

  • Follow all detour signs and stay clear of construction zones.
  • Leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Dates and times are subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues.

Click here for more information: https://www.soundtransit.org/ride-with-us/parking/east-king-county/mercer-island-park-ride


Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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ST Express routes 512 & 545 will be experiencing a permanent stop closure at Olive Way & Boren Ave beginning on Tuesday, January 17th.

 

ST Express 512 – Northbound to Everett

Closed stops:

  • Olive Way & Boren Ave

Use stops:

  • Olive Way & Terry Ave

ST Express 512 - Southbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

ST Express 545 – Eastbound to Redmond

Closed stops:

  • Olive Way & Boren Ave

Use stops:

  • Olive Way & Terry Ave

ST Express 545 - Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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Due to a bus system issue found, some ST Express trips will be canceled.

Riders are encouraged to use the trip planning tools to plan any trips. To find out more, you can sign up for transit alerts via email or text. Riders can also get additional information on Sound Transit and King County Metro websites.

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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Beginning on Tuesday, November 1, levels 3-4 of the Issaquah Transit Center Garage will be closed until further notice.

Levels 1-2 will remain open during this time.

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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The Federal Way Transit Center Garage is experiencing a closure of the top level until further notice due to construction. 

All other levels of the garage will remain open during this time. 

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

Sounder train

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The top two levels of the parking garage at Auburn Station are closed until further notice due to maintenance activities.

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

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Due to safety concerns, bicycles are restricted on certain Sounder cars until further notice. We have posted “No Bike” signs on these cars to identify them for passengers traveling with bikes.

Only one car per train is affected and all other cars will continue to accept up to four bicycles each. Should you approach a Sounder car that displays the “No Bike” signs, please proceed to the next car.

Thank you.

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.

Other

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*This outage list is updated once every 24 hours, Monday through Friday (except Holidays), and does not include short-term outages that may occur throughout the day. Short-term outage alerts can be found on our Service alerts page. To receive real-time notifications of short-term outages, subscribe to Accessibility Transit Alerts.

Elevators Outages

Service Station Unit # Location Reason Estimated Return
Link Westlake Station #301 Southbound platform to mezzanine - Up only Misuse Tentative - 2/17
Link University Street Station #506

Connecting south mezzanine to street level at 3rd Ave & Seneca St (Exit C)

Mechanical Tentative - 2/17
Link Pioneer Square Station #701 Connecting platform to Northgate and north mezzanine Mechanical Tentative - 2/24

Escalators Outages

Station Unit # Location Estimated Return
Westlake Station #306 Mezzanine to Century Square - Up only Tentative - 2/10
Westlake Station #307 Mezzanine to street level - Down only  Tentative - 2/17
Westlake Station #308 Mezzanine to Street level  Tentative - 2/9
Pioneer Square Station #704 Southbound platform to mezzanine Tentative - 2/17
Pioneer Square Station #705 Connecting north mezzanine to street level at 3rd Ave & James St (Exit B) TBD
Pioneer Square Station #706 From 3rd Ave & Cherry St (Exit A) street level to north mezzanine Tentative - 2/02
International District / Chinatown Station #904 From platform to Angle Lake to street level TBD
Tukwila International Boulevard Station #008 Street level to mezzanine Tentative - 1/31
SeaTac/Airport Station #002 South station entrance from platform to street level TBD

Masks are recommended by public health authorities while on-board transit.