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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
- - All Elevators are in Service - - -

Escalators Outages

Service Station Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Link Westlake Station #306 - Station Access Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
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 - Station Access Repair TBD Use stairs or elevators
Link Pioneer Square Station #706 - Northbound, Mezzanine to Surface 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 - Southbound, Mezzanine to surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link International District / Chinatown Station #902 - Station Access TBD TBD Use stairs or elevator

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ST Express bus

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ST Express Route 542 will be rerouted near the University of Washington overnights Sunday, September 19 through Thursday, September 23. This reroute will be in effect between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. due to construction activity closing vehicle traffic in one direction on the Montlake bridge. 

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

[9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.]

Missed stop:

  • NE Pacific St & Montlake Boulevard NE – Bay 1
  • Montlake Boulevard East & E Lake Washington Boulevard

Use stop:

  • NE Pacific St & 15 Ave NE
  • NE Pacific St & Montlake Boulevard NE – Bay 2
  • NE Pacific St & 15 Ave NE

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ST Express Route 512 northbound is rerouted off of a portion of 4th Ave and is experiencing delays up to 20 minutes due to a road blockage in downtown Seattle.

ST Express 512 - Northbound to Everett:

Missed stop:

  • 4th Ave & Pine St

Use stop:

  •  Olive Way & 6th Ave

Updates to be provided as they become available.

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ST Express route 560 bus stop at 26th Ave SW & SW Barton St will close at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, and will remain closed until Saturday, November 20, 2021, due to construction.

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We’re restoring service! Train 1507 (2:35 p.m. from Seattle to Tacoma) and its corresponding reverse train 1520 (4:06 p.m. from Tacoma to Seattle) will resume service on Monday, Sept. 20. Visit soundtransit.org/servicechange for more information.

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Attention passengers! ST Express service operated by Pierce Transit and the Sounder S Line will be changing service between Sunday, Sept. 19, and Monday, Sept. 20. Check soundtransit.org/servicechange for more details on how your route might change.

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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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Beginning Oct. 2, Route 512 will no longer serve the I-5 freeway stops at NE 145th Street or NE 45th Street. From near 145th, you can catch Metro routes 346, 347 or 348, which will increase frequency to better connect to the new Northgate Link light rail station. From 45th, catch Link at U District Station.

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The fall service change will take place on Oct. 2. Bus routes 511, 512, and 513 will be ending at Northgate Station. Route 522 will end at the Roosevelt Station, and routes 542 and 556 will end at the U District Station. Riders will now need to transfer to Link in order to reach their final destination.

You can check out the new ST Express schedules here and the new Link schedule here.

Check out service change information.

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Attention passengers! ST Express service operated by Pierce Transit and the Sounder S Line will be changing service between Sunday, Sept. 19, and Monday, Sept. 20. Check soundtransit.org/servicechange for more details on how your route might change.

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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.

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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.

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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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UPDATE 4, 8:07 a.m.: S Line (Sounder) trains are on the move - may travel at slow speeds or stop temporarily - near Auburn.

Here is the current status of S Line trains:

Train #1500 (4:36 a.m. Lakewood departure) - on the move en route to Seattle
Train #1502 (5:01 a.m. Lakewood departure) - stopped at Auburn Station, expected to depart soon
Train #1504 (5:26 a.m. Lakewood departure) - departed Sumner Station
Train #1506 (5:46 a.m. Lakewood departure) - departed Puyallup Station
Train #1508 (6:06 a.m. Lakewood departure) - departed Tacoma Dome Station
Train #1510 (6:26 a.m. Lakewood departure) - expected to depart soon
Train #1512 (6:46 a.m. Lakewood departure) - will operate on #1516 schedule
Train #1516 (7:50 a.m. Tacoma departure) - expected to depart Tacoma Dome Station approximately 20 minutes delayed


UPDATE 2, 7:37 a.m.: S Line (Sounder) train #1500 (4:36 a.m. Lakewood departure) is on the move en route to Seattle.UPDATE 3, 8:00 a.m.: S Line (Sounder) train #1516 (7:50 a.m. Tacoma departure) is expected to be depart Tacoma Dome approximately 20 minutes delayed, due to delays related to the earlier fatality on the tracks in Auburn.

UPDATE 1, 6:41 a.m.: S Line (Sounder) train #1503 (6:35 a.m. Seattle departure) is canceled, due to an unconfirmed fatality on the tracks north of Auburn.

ORIGINAL, 5:29 a.m.: S Line (Sounder) trains (previously known as Sounder south line) are expected to be significantly delayed this morning, due to a medical incident on the tracks north of Auburn.  Updates to follow.

Following are Regularly Scheduled Bus Services as an alternative to the S Line (Sounder).

 

S. Tacoma Station (S.TAC) to Tacoma Dome Station (TDS) (northbound)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 north to S. 10th St. & Commerce St. Transit Center
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit routes 41, 42, 400, 500501, or Link Orange Line (free until 2022) to Tacoma Dome Station

 

S. Tacoma Station (S.TAC) to Puyallup Station (PUY) (eastbound)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 north to S. 10th St. & Commerce St. Transit Center
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit route 400 to Puyallup Station

 

S. Tacoma Station (S.TAC) to Sumner Station (SUM) (eastbound)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 south to S. 74th St.
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit route 202 to S. 72nd St. Transit Center
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit route 409 to Puyallup Station - Bay 2
  • At Puyallup Station - Bay 3, Take ST Express 578 (additional fare) to Sumner Station

 

S. Tacoma Station (S.TAC) to Auburn Station (AUB) (northbound)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 north to S. 10th St. & Commerce St. Transit Center
  • Take Pierce Transit route 500 north to Federal Way Transit Center
  • Transfer to ST Express 578 (additional fare) to Auburn Station

 

S. Tacoma Station (S.TAC) to Kent Sounder Station (KENT)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 north to S. 10th St. & Commerce St. Transit Center
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit route 400 to Tacoma Dome Station
  • Take ST Express route 574  (additional fare) to I-5 & 272nd (Star Lake Freeway Station)
  • Take King County Metro Transit route 183 (additional fare) to Kent

 

S. Tacoma to Tukwila Sounder Station

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 north to S. 10th St. & Commerce St. Transit Center
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit route 400 to Tacoma Dome Station
  • Take ST Express route 574 (additional fare) at Zone A to Federal Way Transit Center
  • Take King County Metro Transit RapidRide A Bay 8 (additional fare) to Tukwila International Blvd Station (Link Station)
  • Transfer to King County Metro Transit RapidRide F at Bay 2

 

S. Tacoma to King Street Sounder Station (Seattle)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 north to S. 10th St. & Commerce St. Transit Center
  • Take ST Express 590 or 594 at Zone B

 

S. Tacoma to Lakewood Sounder Station (southbound)

  • Take Pierce Transit route 3 to SR 512 P&R
  • Transfer to ST Express 592

 

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Tacoma Dome to Puyallup Station

  • Take Pierce Transit 400 at Zone E

 

Tacoma Dome to Sumner Station

  • Take Pierce Transit 400 at Zone E to Puyallup Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Tacoma Dome to Auburn Station

  • Take Pierce Transit 400 at Zone E to Puyallup Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Tacoma Dome to Kent Station

  • Take ST Express 574 at Zone A to Kent Des Moines Frwy Station
  • Transfer to Metro 166

 

Tacoma Dome to Tukwila Sounder Station

  • Take ST Express 574 at Zone A to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to RapidRide A Bay 8 to Tukwila International Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer to RapidRide F at Bay 2

 

Tacoma Dome to Seattle

  • Take ST Express 590 or 594 at Zone B

 

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Puyallup to Sumner Station

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Puyallup to Auburn Station

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Puyallup to Kent Station

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 3 to Auburn Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 566 or Metro 180 at Bay 1

 

Puyallup to Tukwila Sounder Station

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 3 to the Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to RapidRide A  at Bay 8 to Tukwila International Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer to RapidRide F at Bay 2

 

Puyallup to Seattle

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Puyallup to Tacoma Dome Station

  • Take Pierce Transit 400 at Bay 1

 

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Sumner to Auburn Station

  • Take ST Express 578

 

Sumner to Kent Station

  • Take ST Express 578 to Auburn Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 566 or Metro 180 at Bay 1

 

Sumner to Tukwila Sounder Station

  • Take ST Express 578 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to RapidRide A  at Bay 8 to Tukwila International Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer to RapidRide F at Bay 2

 

Sumner to Seattle

  • Take ST Express 578

 

Sumner to Puyallup Station

  • Take ST Express 578 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402  at Bay 5

 

Sumner to Tacoma Dome Station

  • Take ST Express 578 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to 574 at Bay 5

 

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Auburn to Kent Station

 

Auburn to Tukwila Sounder Station

  • Take ST Express 566  at Bay 1 to Renton TC
  • Transfer RapidRide F at Bay 3

 

Auburn to Seattle

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Auburn to Sumner Station

  • Take ST Express 578 at Bay 4 starting at 7:49 am

 

Auburn to Puyallup Station

  • Take Metro 181 at Bay 3 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402  at Bay 5

 

Auburn to Tacoma Dome Station

  • Take Metro 181 at Bay 3 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to ST Express 574 at Bay 5

 

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Kent to Tukwila Sounder Station

Or

  • Take Metro 150 at Bay 8 to Andover Park W & Baker Blvd
  • Transfer to RapidRide F at Bay 2

 

Kent to Seattle

  • Take Metro 150 at Bay 8

 

Kent to Auburn Station

  • Take Metro 180 at Bay 4 or ST Express 566  at Bay 9

 

Kent to Sumner Station

  • Take Metro 183 at Bay 9 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402 at Bay 5 to Puyallup Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Kent to Puyallup Station

  • Take Metro 183 at Bay 9 to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402 at Bay 5

 

Kent to Tacoma Dome Station

  • Take Metro 183 at Bay 9 to Star Lake (S 272nd St @ I-5)
  • Transfer to ST Express 574

 

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Tukwila to Seattle

  • Take RapidRide F to Tukwila Intl Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer to Link light rail w/ORCA or Metro 124 at Bay 3, w/Metro paper transfer
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Tukwila to Kent Station

  • Take RapidRide F to Andover Park W & Baker Blvd
  • Transfer to Metro 150 at Bay 1

Or

  • Take RapidRide F to Renton TC
  • Transfer to ST Express 566 at Bay 4 or Metro 153 at Bay 7

 

Tukwila to Auburn Station

  • Take RapidRide F to Renton TC
  • Transfer to ST Express 566 at Bay 4

 

Tukwila to Sumner Station

  • Take RapidRide F to Tukwila International Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer to Link light rail to International District Station
  • Take ST Express 577 at 2nd Ave Ext & S Jackson St to the Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402  at Bay 5 to Puyallup Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Tukwila to Puyallup Station

  • Take RapidRide F to Tukwila Intl Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer or RapidRide A to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402 at Bay 5

 

Tukwila to Tacoma Dome Station

  • Take RapidRide F to Tukwila Intl Blvd Station (Link)
  • Transfer to RapidRide A at Bay 1 to Intl Blvd and S 182nd St
  • Transfer to ST Express 574

 

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Seattle to Tukwila Sounder Station

Or

  • Take Metro 150 at 2nd Ave Ext & S Jackson St to Andover Park W & Baker Blvd
  • Transfer to RapidRide F at Bay 2

 

Seattle to Kent Station

  • Take Metro 150 at 2nd Ave Ext & S Jackson St

 

Seattle to Auburn Station

  • Take ST Express 577 at 2nd Ave Ext & S Jackson St to Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Metro 181 at Bay 8

 

Seattle to Sumner Station

  • Take ST Express 577 at 2nd Ave Ext & S Jackson St to the Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402 at Bay 5 to Puyallup Station
  • Transfer to ST Express 578 at Bay 3

 

Seattle to Puyallup Station

  • Take ST Express 577 at 2nd Ave Ext & S Jackson St to the Federal Way TC
  • Transfer to Pierce Transit 402 at Bay 5

 

Seattle to Tacoma Dome Station

  • Take ST Express 590 or 594 at 2nd Ave & Yesler Way
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We’re restoring service! Train 1507 (2:35 p.m. from Seattle to Tacoma) and its corresponding reverse train 1520 (4:06 p.m. from Tacoma to Seattle) will resume service on Monday, Sept. 20. Visit soundtransit.org/servicechange for more information.

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

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We’re restoring service! Train 1507 (2:35 p.m. from Seattle to Tacoma) and its corresponding reverse train (1520, 4:06 p.m. from Tacoma to Seattle) will resume service on Monday, Sept. 20. Visit soundtransit.org/servicechange for more information.

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

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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.

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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
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Escalators Outages

Service Station Location Reason Estimated Return Alternate Access
Link Westlake Station #306 - Station Access Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
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 - Station Access Repair TBD Use stairs or elevators
Link Pioneer Square Station #706 - Northbound, Mezzanine to Surface 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 - Southbound, Mezzanine to surface Repair TBD Use stairs or elevator
Link International District / Chinatown Station #902 - Station Access TBD TBD Use stairs or elevator

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