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Light Rail and Street Car Reach Capitol Hill; Bus Routes Update

On March 19, Sound Transit celebrated the opening of the new Link Light Rail stations that serve Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium. Metro bus changes that accommodate this new addition to the transit system were implemented on March 26. These along with the addition of the First Hill Street Car certainly have added options to how we get from place to place via transit, but community members who do not carefully follow transit maybe feeling a bit confused or overwhelmed. Below is quick summary of changes in our area along with information on where to find the details for the entire system.

Changes to Metro bus service for the Capitol Hill and Central area are as follows: • Route 43 service has become a 30-minute peak- period service period service on weekdays • Improved frequency on routes 8, 12, 48, and 49 • Both routes 8 and 48 have been split • Route 10 has been revised to serve the Capitol Hill Station and the Summit neighborhood via E John Street and E Olive Way. 

There are many more updates throughout the entire system.  Please visit Metro’s website for further information:


Transit Notes: Changes prepare for the new Link light rail service

On Oct. 19, the King County Council adopted changes for Metro bus service that will be adopted when Link light rail service comes to Capitol Hill and the Husky Stadium in early 2016.

Please visit the link below to explore all the changes.  There are subtle changes to various buses in the Capitol Hill and Central Area.  The most newsworthy is that the Route 43 will serve only as a peak hour service and the Route 10 will no longer serve E. Pine.  Instead it will run east/west along E. John Street.  Moving Route 10 to serve E John Street, the Capitol Hill Station, and Olive Way to partially fill in for the decrease in the Route 43 is the most recent change announced after the King County Council vote.

Street Car launch date is still TBD.



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