Metro to add more trips, improve bus connections next month

To help improve service and connections, Metro is adding trips and expanding service to more than a dozen key routes starting on September 10.

Metro’s website now shows full details for each route change, and orange rider alert brochures and new orange timetables will be on buses soon. Riders can now plan trips for dates after Sept. 10 using Metro’s Trip Planner.

The new trips and fine-tuned bus schedules help meet demand and also respond to customer concerns. In particular, the changes in Northeast Seattle respond to customer feedback after the March service change, during which Metro restructured bus service so buses arrive more frequently and more directly serve two new Link light rail stations.

Preliminary ridership data shows significantly more transit riders using the improved network that now includes more frequent Metro service and extended Link light rail. Metro continues to monitor how riders are using the network.

In North Seattle, trips will be added on weekdays on routes 26 Express, 48, 62, 63, 65, 67, 77 and 372. Route 73 will also now operate on Sundays, providing buses every 30 minutes from 7:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Routes 65 and 67 will operate every 20 minutes on Sundays instead of every 30 minutes.

New orange timetables will be available starting August 31 on Metro buses and will be available online from September 9.

Click here to check out detailed information about the changes to services all over Seattle.

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