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Elevator and escalator outages

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There is no elevator access from mezzanine to surface at Westlake station at this time. Adjust your plans for travel accordingly. Updates to follow

If traveling toward Northgate, ride the 1 Line to University St Station, use Exit A1 to 3rd Avenue & University Street, board any bus at 3rd Ave & Union Street, and ride one stop to reach Westlake Station.

If traveling toward Angle Lake, ride the 1 Line to Capitol Hill Station and transfer to King County Metro Route 10 (at Broadway and E John St) or Route 49 (at Broadway & E Denny Way) and exit Pine St & 5th Ave to reach Westlake Station.

Last updated: Dec 05, 2022 6:06 PM

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

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Westlake all elevators unavailable until further notice due to mechanical issue

If traveling toward Northgate, ride the 1 Line to University St Station, use Exit A1 to 3rd Avenue & University Street, board any bus at 3rd Ave & Union Street, and ride one stop to reach Westlake Station.

If traveling toward Angle Lake, ride the 1 Line to Capitol Hill Station and transfer to King County Metro Route 10 (at Broadway and E John St) or Route 49 (at Broadway & E Denny Way) and exit Pine St & 5th Ave to reach Westlake Station.

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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.

The elevator connecting the northbound platform to the north mezzanine is also currently unavailable due to mechanical issue.

Passengers requiring elevator access to and from the northbound platform can connect to the accessible Exit B pathway via the southbound platform, and cross over the tracks to change platforms via the elevators to and from the south mezzanine.

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

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King Street Station east elevator unavailable until further notice

The elevator serving the Sounder platform at King St Station is out of service. Security/Station Agent will be on hand to assist passengers getting to/from the Sounder platform.

Passengers exiting Sounder at King St Station should go to the north end of the platform to meet Security/Station Agent for assistance.

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 Location Reason Estimated Return
Link Westlake Station #301 - Station Access Misuse Tentative - 12/20
Link Westlake Station #305 - Station Access Misuse TBD
Link Westlake Station #306 - Station Access Vandalism Tentative - 12/02
Link Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Link University Street Station #501 - Station Access Power TBD
Link University Street Station #506 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 12/16
Link Pioneer Square Station #701 - Station Access Mechanical TBD

Escalators Outages

Station Location Reason Estimated Return
Northgate Station  #001 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative - 12/06
Roosevelt Station #002 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 1/02/23
Westlake Station #308 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Westlake Station #313 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 12/07
Westlake Station #315 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
University Street Station #501 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 1/04/23
Pioneer Square Station #701 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Pioneer Square Station #706 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 1/04/23
International District / Chinatown Station #904 - Station Access Environmental Tentative - 1/15/23

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

ST Express bus

snow

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow and ice in King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County over the next several days which may have an impact on regional transportation. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your commute during these challenging conditions:

Be prepared

Sign up for text or email Rider Alerts and follow Sound Transit Alerts on Twitter to stay up to date on weather affecting your route. Take a few minutes to plan potential travel alternatives that can meet your needs.

1 Line

All trains are scheduled to operate regular service. Please anticipate potential delays that may create additional wait times. Please plan for extra travel time.

Sounder Train

All trains are scheduled to operate regular service. Please anticipate potential delays on both the N Line and S Line trains. It is recommended to continue arriving at stations for scheduled departure times.

ST Express buses

ST Express buses may go on snow reroute at any time. Road conditions can change quickly causing reroutes or stop closures with little to no advanced notice. You may see smaller bus sizes being used on your routes, and experience reduced operating speeds. Please expect significant delays throughout the service day, should adverse weather impact any part of our region.

T Line

T Line trains are anticipated to maintain normal operations. Please expect the potential for reduced operating speeds and service.

For safety, it is advised to wait for buses at posted bus stops on flat portions of cleared arterials or at major transfer points, such as Park & Ride lots and Transit Centers where there may be multiple service options. Please use caution at stations and bus stops. Sound Transit will have crews out in the field working to clear snow and ice from our facilities but be prepared in case your facility has not been cleared by the time you arrive. 

Important note: The online trip planner, OneBusAway and third-party apps may not reflect current operation of service during adverse weather conditions. Riders should monitor the Rider Alerts page for snow reroute information. All posted timetables are estimated during adverse weather conditions and not guaranteed.

Additional Information

Thank you for riding Sound Transit. Travel safely.

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

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ST Express routes 550 & 556 will be rerouted through downtown Bellevue off a portion of NE 8th St between 100th Ave NE & 108th Ave NE on Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 24, due to a holiday event. This reroute will be in effect daily from the start of service to the end of service.

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

ST Express 550 – Westbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • NE 4th St & 108th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Way NE & NE 4th St

Use stops:

  • Bellevue Way TC - Bay 9
  • 108th Ave NE & NE 2nd St
  • Main St & 106th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Way SE & Main St

ST Express 550 – Eastbound to Bellevue TC

Missed stops:

  • Bellevue Way SE & Main St
  • NE 4th St & 105th Ave NE

Use stops:

  • Bellevue TC – Bay 12
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 3rd St
  • Main St & 106th Ave NE
  • 108th Ave NE & NE 2nd St

ST Express 556 – Westbound to U-District

Missed stops:

  • Bellevue Way SE & Main St
  • NE 4th St & 105th Ave NE

Use stops:

  • Bellevue TC – Bay 5
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 3rd St
  • Main St & 106th Ave NE
  • 108th Ave NE & Ne 2nd St

ST Express 556 – Eastbound to Issaquah

Missed stops:

  • NE 4th St & 108th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Way NE & NE 4th St

Use stops:

  • Bellevue TC – Bay 8
  • 108th Ave NE & NE 2nd St
  • Main St & 106th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Way SE & Main St

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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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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The stairs to the pedestrian bridge on the west side of the tracks at Auburn Station need to be replaced. This project will take place from Monday, October 10 through Friday, December 9.

The pedestrian bridge will be accessible by the elevators, except for from Monday, November 7 until Sunday, November 20 when the elevator will be out of service. Elevator service is expected to resume Monday, November 21.

During this week, we encourage Sounder riders to use a different Sounder station if they are unable to make the walk around West Main Street in case there are any last-minute track changes. During the project, we recommend that 1501, 1503, 1505, 1520, 1522 or 1524 passengers use the Auburn Station surface lot on the west side of the tracks.

We encourage other passengers to use the garage.


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

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ST Express routes 574 and 595 will not serve the following stops.

 

ST Express 574 & 595 – Southbound to Tacoma

Missed stops:

  • Tacoma Dome Station – Zone H

Use stops:

  • Tacoma Dome Station – Zone E

ST Express 574 & 595 - Northbound to Seattle

Missed stops:

  • None

ST Express 574 - Southbound to Tacoma

Closed stops:

  • 26th St E & D St E
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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.

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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

snow

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow and ice in King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County over the next several days which may have an impact on regional transportation. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your commute during these challenging conditions:

Be prepared

Sign up for text or email Rider Alerts and follow Sound Transit Alerts on Twitter to stay up to date on weather affecting your route. Take a few minutes to plan potential travel alternatives that can meet your needs.

1 Line

All trains are scheduled to operate regular service. Please anticipate potential delays that may create additional wait times. Please plan for extra travel time.

Sounder Train

All trains are scheduled to operate regular service. Please anticipate potential delays on both the N Line and S Line trains. It is recommended to continue arriving at stations for scheduled departure times.

ST Express buses

ST Express buses may go on snow reroute at any time. Road conditions can change quickly causing reroutes or stop closures with little to no advanced notice. You may see smaller bus sizes being used on your routes, and experience reduced operating speeds. Please expect significant delays throughout the service day, should adverse weather impact any part of our region.

T Line

T Line trains are anticipated to maintain normal operations. Please expect the potential for reduced operating speeds and service.

For safety, it is advised to wait for buses at posted bus stops on flat portions of cleared arterials or at major transfer points, such as Park & Ride lots and Transit Centers where there may be multiple service options. Please use caution at stations and bus stops. Sound Transit will have crews out in the field working to clear snow and ice from our facilities but be prepared in case your facility has not been cleared by the time you arrive. 

Important note: The online trip planner, OneBusAway and third-party apps may not reflect current operation of service during adverse weather conditions. Riders should monitor the Rider Alerts page for snow reroute information. All posted timetables are estimated during adverse weather conditions and not guaranteed.

Additional Information

Thank you for riding Sound Transit. Travel safely.

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

alert

King Street Station east elevator unavailable until further notice

The elevator serving the Sounder platform at King St Station is out of service. Security/Station Agent will be on hand to assist passengers getting to/from the Sounder platform.

Passengers exiting Sounder at King St Station should go to the north end of the platform to meet Security/Station Agent for assistance.

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

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The stairs to the pedestrian bridge on the west side of the tracks at Auburn Station need to be replaced. This project will take place from Monday, October 10 through Friday, December 9.

The pedestrian bridge will be accessible by the elevators, except for from Monday, November 7 until Sunday, November 20 when the elevator will be out of service. Elevator service is expected to resume Monday, November 21.

During this week, we encourage Sounder riders to use a different Sounder station if they are unable to make the walk around West Main Street in case there are any last-minute track changes. During the project, we recommend that 1501, 1503, 1505, 1520, 1522 or 1524 passengers use the Auburn Station surface lot on the west side of the tracks.

We encourage other passengers to use the garage.


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
Link Westlake Station #301 - Station Access Misuse Tentative - 12/20
Link Westlake Station #305 - Station Access Misuse TBD
Link Westlake Station #306 - Station Access Vandalism Tentative - 12/02
Link Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Link University Street Station #501 - Station Access Power TBD
Link University Street Station #506 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 12/16
Link Pioneer Square Station #701 - Station Access Mechanical TBD

Escalators Outages

Station Location Reason Estimated Return
Northgate Station  #001 - Station Access Scheduled Maintenance Tentative - 12/06
Roosevelt Station #002 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Westlake Station #307 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 1/02/23
Westlake Station #308 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Westlake Station #313 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 12/07
Westlake Station #315 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
University Street Station #501 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 1/04/23
Pioneer Square Station #701 - Station Access Mechanical TBD
Pioneer Square Station #706 - Station Access Mechanical Tentative - 1/04/23
International District / Chinatown Station #904 - Station Access Environmental Tentative - 1/15/23

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

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Angle Lake Station Stairwells will be closed for maintenance from November 28 to December 9. All day, for two weeks, one at a time.

  • Stairwell #1 will start November 28
  • Stairwell #2 will start December 5

Stairs are both expected to return full function by December 9. No impact to service, as the escalators are operational.

 

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