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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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Both South Bellevue Park & Ride garage elevators (#1 & #2) are out of service.

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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 Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Link University of Washington Station #002 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative 8/12 Use stairs or escalator
Link University of Washington #004 - Station Access Entrapment TBD Use stairs or escalator
Link Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 8/24 Use stairs or escalator
Link University Street Station #506 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 1/15/23 Use stairs or escalator
Link Int'l Dist./Chinatown Station #903 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 8/24 Use stairs or escalator
Sounder Everett Station #002 - Station Access TBD TBD Use stairs or escalator

Escalators Outages

Station Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Westlake Station #302 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative 9/19 Use stairs or elevator
Westlake Station #304 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 9/19 Use stairs or elevator
Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 10/3 Use stairs or elevator
Westlake Station #309 - Station Access Environmental Tentative 8/17 Use stairs or elevator
University Street Station #504 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative 8/17 Use stairs or elevator
Pioneer Square Station #705 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 9/15 Use stairs or elevator
Pioneer Square Station #706 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 9/15 Use stairs or elevator
International District / Chinatown Station #902 - Station Access Environmental Tentative 1/15/23 Use stairs or elevator
International District / Chinatown Station #904 - Station Access Environmental Tentative 1/15/23 Use stairs or elevator

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

ST Express bus

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ST Express routes 550 & 554 will be rerouted off a portion of 4th Ave in downtown Seattle this weekend. This reroute will be in effect from 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. 

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

ST Express 550 / 554 - Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • 4th Ave & Seneca St

Use stops:

  • 4th Ave & Cherry St
  • 4th Ave & Union St
  • 4th Ave & Pike St

ST Express 550 / 554 - Eastbound to Bellevue / Issaquah

Missed stops:

  • None

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

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ST Express Route 550 will be rerouted off NE 4th St & 108th Ave NE this weekend due to construction activity. This reroute will be effect from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14.

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

ST Express 550 – Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

ST Express 550 – Eastbound to Bellevue

Missed stops:

  • Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 12

Use stop:

  • Bellevue Transit Center - Bay 11

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

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ST Express Route 542 will be rerouted overnight near the University of Washington from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14. This reroute will be in effect between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. due to construction activity.

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

ST Express 542 – Eastbound to Redmond

[10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.]

Missed stops:

  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE
  • NE Pacific St & Montlake Boulevard NE - Bay 1

Use stops:

  • 15th Ave NE & NE 40th St
  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE

ST Express 542 – Westbound to University District

Missed stops:

  • None

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

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ST Express routes 590 and 594 will not be serving the bus stop at 10th & Commerce from Monday, 8/1 through Saturday, 9/17, due to construction.


Missed stop:

  • S 10th St & Commerce St

Use temporary stop:

  • Market St between S 11th St & S 13th St
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Both South Bellevue Park & Ride garage elevators (#1 & #2) are out of service.

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UPDATE (4/29): ST Express Route 522 is on a long term reroute in downtown Bothell.

ST Express 522 – Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

ST Express 522 – Eastbound to Woodinville

Missed stops:

  • Main St & 103rd Ave NE

Use stops:

  • Old Bothell Way NE & 98th Ave NE
  • Beardslee Boulevard & Sunrise Dr

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

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ST Express routes 545 & 566 will be on a reroute beginning Wednesday, April 29th until further notice due to construction activity at the Redmond Technology Station.

Start and end times for this event are subject to change. 

ST Express 545 – Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • Redmond Technology Station – Bay 4

Use stops:

  • SR-520 & NE 40th ST

ST Express 545 – Eastbound to Redmond

Missed stops:

  • None

ST Express 566 – Northbound to Redmond Technology Station

Missed stops:

  • None

ST Express 566 – Southbound to Auburn

Missed stops:

  • 156th Ave NE & NE 40th St
  • Redmond Technology Station - Bay 4

Use stops:

  • Redmond Technology Station - Bay 8

*ST Express 567 remains suspended due to COVID-19 related service reductions.

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

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Starting May 16, 2022 through the end of September 2022, the ORCA system will be going through an upgrade.  During the transition customers may experience value load delays at retail locations and card outages at vending machines. For the latest news and updates on ORCA visit myORCA.com

Vending machines may be temporarily sold out of ORCA cards during transition

  • This issue only effects customers that do not already have an ORCA card. Vending machines will continue to reload all card types with money and passes
  • Customers can also order a card at myORCA.com. Please note online orders may take longer than the typical 5-7 business day delivery time
  • If you have a card already, please keep using it, it will continue to work indefinitely. The new card design is not being sold during transition
  • In locations with more than one machine, customers who need a card are encouraged to try another machine

Customers can use other payment methods

Other options if a vending machine is sold out of cards include:

  • Paying with cash
  • Using the Transit GO Ticket app
  • Purchasing a paper ticket (if you are using Sound Transit Link light rail or Sounder)

What you need to know

  • You do not need a new card. All cards will work indefinitely. The new card design is not being sold during transition
  • Retail stores will only load E-purse value and no longer sell passes. You can convert E-purse value to a pass at myORCA.com, with the mobile app, at vending machines or visiting customer service
  • While technology is updated, all value loaded at a retail store location will experience a one-hour delay before it is available for use
  • All customers who had an account at orcacard.com will need to set up a new account at myORCA.com or with the myORCA app. We encourage all riders to set up an account, however it is not required to use ORCA
  • All ORCA Autoloads have expired. Set-up your Autoload again at myORCA.com

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

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Sound Transit is getting ready for the 33 miles of Link extensions coming over the next three years! In addition to construction on the extensions, we are also making sure that our existing operations are in top condition as we prepare to tie the new extensions into our current Link system. 

Starting in July 2022 through early 2023, 1 Line will be experiencing a series of construction and maintenance activities that will help us prepare for the transformative changes ahead.

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

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ST Express routes 566 & 567* are unable to serve the stops at Central Ave N & 228th St in Kent until further notice.

*ST Express 567 remains suspended due to COVID-19 related service reductions.

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

Sounder train

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The south facing stairwell at King Street Station is closed until further notice due construction activity.

Please use the north facing stairs on the pedestrian bridge or the entrance near 4th Ave & S Jackson St for access to and from the platform.

For further assistance, please contact a station agent or security officer. 

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

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Starting May 16, 2022 through the end of September 2022, the ORCA system will be going through an upgrade.  During the transition customers may experience value load delays at retail locations and card outages at vending machines. For the latest news and updates on ORCA visit myORCA.com

Vending machines may be temporarily sold out of ORCA cards during transition

  • This issue only effects customers that do not already have an ORCA card. Vending machines will continue to reload all card types with money and passes
  • Customers can also order a card at myORCA.com. Please note online orders may take longer than the typical 5-7 business day delivery time
  • If you have a card already, please keep using it, it will continue to work indefinitely. The new card design is not being sold during transition
  • In locations with more than one machine, customers who need a card are encouraged to try another machine

Customers can use other payment methods

Other options if a vending machine is sold out of cards include:

  • Paying with cash
  • Using the Transit GO Ticket app
  • Purchasing a paper ticket (if you are using Sound Transit Link light rail or Sounder)

What you need to know

  • You do not need a new card. All cards will work indefinitely. The new card design is not being sold during transition
  • Retail stores will only load E-purse value and no longer sell passes. You can convert E-purse value to a pass at myORCA.com, with the mobile app, at vending machines or visiting customer service
  • While technology is updated, all value loaded at a retail store location will experience a one-hour delay before it is available for use
  • All customers who had an account at orcacard.com will need to set up a new account at myORCA.com or with the myORCA app. We encourage all riders to set up an account, however it is not required to use ORCA
  • All ORCA Autoloads have expired. Set-up your Autoload again at myORCA.com

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

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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 Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Link University of Washington Station #002 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative 8/12 Use stairs or escalator
Link University of Washington #004 - Station Access Entrapment TBD Use stairs or escalator
Link Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 8/24 Use stairs or escalator
Link University Street Station #506 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 1/15/23 Use stairs or escalator
Link Int'l Dist./Chinatown Station #903 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 8/24 Use stairs or escalator
Sounder Everett Station #002 - Station Access TBD TBD Use stairs or escalator

Escalators Outages

Station Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Westlake Station #302 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative 9/19 Use stairs or elevator
Westlake Station #304 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 9/19 Use stairs or elevator
Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 10/3 Use stairs or elevator
Westlake Station #309 - Station Access Environmental Tentative 8/17 Use stairs or elevator
University Street Station #504 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative 8/17 Use stairs or elevator
Pioneer Square Station #705 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 9/15 Use stairs or elevator
Pioneer Square Station #706 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative 9/15 Use stairs or elevator
International District / Chinatown Station #902 - Station Access Environmental Tentative 1/15/23 Use stairs or elevator
International District / Chinatown Station #904 - Station Access Environmental Tentative 1/15/23 Use stairs or elevator

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