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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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*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

Pioneer Square Station #705 - Station Access Door Malfunction TBD

Use other elevator, stairs or escalator

Link International District/Chinatown Station #904 - Station Access Repair TBD Use other elevator, stairs or escalator

Escalators Outages

Service Station Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Link Westlake Station #307 - Down, Surface to Mezzanine, Macy's Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link Westlake Station #316 - Down, Surface to Mid Nordstrom's Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link University Street Station #511 - Southbound Up, Mezzanine to Surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link Pioneer Square Station #702 - Up, Southbound Platform to Mezzanine Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link Pioneer Square Station #705 - Northbound mezzanine to Surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link Pioneer Square Station #706 - Station Access Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link Pioneer Square Station #707 - Northbound mezzanine to surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link Pioneer Square Station  #709 - Up, Southbound Mezzanine to Surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator

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ST Express bus

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ST Express routes 542 & 545 will be on an overnight reroute eastbound at SR-520 & NE 51 St between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 28 due to construction activity.

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

ST Express 542 / 545 - Westbound to University District / Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

    ST Express 542 / 545 - Eastbound to Redmond

    [9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.]

    Missed stop:

    • SR-520 & NE 51 St

    Use stop:

    • NE 51 St & 154 Ave NE

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    ST Express Route 542 will be on an eastbound overnight reroute at Montlake Boulevard E & E Lake Washington Boulevard between 8:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30 due to construction activity.

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

    ST Express 542 – Westbound to University District

    Missed stops:

    • None

    ST Express 542 – Eastbound to Redmond

    [8:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.]

    Missed stop:

    • Montlake Boulevard East & E Lake Washington Boulevard

    Use stop:

    • NE Pacific St & Montlake Boulevard NE – Bay 1

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    ST Express Route 512 will not serve the northbound stop at I-5 & NE 145th St between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30, due to construction activity. This will impact the last 4 trips north to Everett for the evening.

    Northbound passengers can take King County Metro Route 347 near this location northbound to Mountlake Terrace Park & Ride, then transfer to the ST Express 512 at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station. Alternatively, passengers can also use the stop at I-5 & NE 45th St.

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

    Masks are required by federal law. Learn more about riding safely.

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    ADDENDUM, JULY 16:  Beginning Monday, July 19, the entrance to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center parking garage will shift to the south, closer to 236th St. SW, at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., continuing weekdays until Friday, July 23. During the day the regular entrance will be open.

    The following Monday, July 26, the entrance to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center parking garage will again shift to the south, closer to 236th St. SW, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., continuing weekdays until Friday, August 27. During nights and weekends, the regular entrance will be open.

    Flaggers will be onsite to assist drivers.

    The freeway station (Bays 6 and 7) remains open.


    ORIGINAL, JULY 6:  Beginning July 6, the entrance to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center parking garage will close weeknights at 8 p.m., reopening at 5 a.m. The closure, due to light rail construction, will end after Thursday night, July 29.

    Customers needing to exit the garage after 8 p.m. will be able to do so, but no entries will be permitted. Flaggers will be onsite to assist exiting drivers.

    The freeway station (Bays 6 and 7) will remain open with pedestrian access. Alternate parking is available at the 59th Pl. bus loop, a seven-minute walk to the east on 236th St. SW.

    Masks are required by federal law. Learn more about riding safely.

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    As Washington State social distancing guidelines are relaxed, Sound Transit trains and buses are returning to full capacity and opening all seats. Sounder, Tacoma Link and most ST Express bus routes reopened to full capacity on Thursday, July 1. Link light rail and ST Express routes 522, 542, 545, 550 and 554 reopened to full capacity on Saturday, July 3rd.

    Public Transit passengers must still wear masks while on-board transit and at transit facilities in compliance with the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate. Passengers also must continue to maintain a six-foot distance from bus drivers, except when paying fare. To read more on the FTA order, click here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/TransitMaskUp

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    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
    • UW Bothell / Cascadia College

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    ST Express routes 560 & 566 westbound / southbound service has been revised in Renton due to increased traffic congestion. In order to increase on-time performance, the following stops have been impacted:

    ST Express 560/566 – Westbound / Southbound to West Seattle / Auburn

    Missed stop:

    • Park Ave N & N 6th St

    Use stop:

    • Park Ave N & N 8th St

    ST Express 560/566 – Northbound / Eastbound to Bellevue / Redmond

    Missed stop:

    • None

    This information is subject to change.

    Masks are required by federal law. Learn more about riding safely.

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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:

    • Redmond Technology Station - Bay 4

    Use stops:

    • Redmond Technology Station - Bay 8

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

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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 required by federal law. Learn more about riding safely.

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    Beginning Friday, December 18th, 2020, Bellevue Transit Center restrooms will be closed. This is due to the permanent closure of the Rider Services building (10904 NE 6th St, Bellevue) for upcoming redevelopment.

    Additionally, the ticket machine will be temporarily out of service beginning Monday, December 28th, 2020. It will move to a new location in the transit center in February 2021. 

    Dates and times of these outages are subject to change.

    Purchase tickets digitally by downloading the Transit Go app, or purchase an ORCA fare card at a nearby retailer. The nearest ORCA retail location is the Safeway located at 300 Bellevue Way NE, open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Or visit orcacard.com for more information and additional participating retailers.

    Sounder train

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    As Washington State social distancing guidelines are relaxed, Sound Transit trains and buses are returning to full capacity and opening all seats. Sounder, Tacoma Link and most ST Express bus routes reopened to full capacity on Thursday, July 1. Link light rail and ST Express routes 522, 542, 545, 550 and 554 reopened to full capacity on Saturday, July 3rd.

    Public Transit passengers must still wear masks while on-board transit and at transit facilities in compliance with the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate. Passengers also must continue to maintain a six-foot distance from bus drivers, except when paying fare. To read more on the FTA order, click here: https://www.transit.dot.gov/TransitMaskUp

    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

    Pioneer Square Station #705 - Station Access Door Malfunction TBD

    Use other elevator, stairs or escalator

    Link International District/Chinatown Station #904 - Station Access Repair TBD Use other elevator, stairs or escalator

    Escalators Outages

    Service Station Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
    Link Westlake Station #307 - Down, Surface to Mezzanine, Macy's Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link Westlake Station #316 - Down, Surface to Mid Nordstrom's Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link University Street Station #511 - Southbound Up, Mezzanine to Surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link Pioneer Square Station #702 - Up, Southbound Platform to Mezzanine Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link Pioneer Square Station #705 - Northbound mezzanine to Surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link Pioneer Square Station #706 - Station Access Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link Pioneer Square Station #707 - Northbound mezzanine to surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
    Link Pioneer Square Station  #709 - Up, Southbound Mezzanine to Surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator

    Masks are required by federal law. Learn more about riding safely.