Sound Transit route 540 'Kirkland / University District'

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Sound Transit route 540 'Kirkland / University District' is wheelchair accessible.
Current routing of 540 as of March 2019

540 Kirkland/University District is an express bus route operated by Sound Transit in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. This route is operated by Community Transit under contract[1].

It is expected to be transferred to Pierce Transit in September 2019. It will be the only Sound Transit route that will have been operated by all 3 agencies.

Route Details

This east-west express bus route runs between Kirkland and University District via Montlake. Normal service frequencies are 30 minutes but peak hour, peak direction service is improved to 10-15 minutes. The route does not run on weekends.

Route Stops

Towards Kirkland

  • 15th Ave NE & NE 42nd St
  • Stevens Way & Memorial Way
  • Stevens Way & Pend Oreille Rd
  • Stevens Way & Benton Ln
  • Stevens Way & Rainier Vista
  • Stevens Way & Garfield Ln
  • Grant Ln & Stevens Way
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 40th St
  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE
  • UW Station (Bay 1) (NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE)
  • Montlake Blvd E & E Lake Washington Blvd
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • South Kirkland Park & Ride
  • 108th Ave NE & NE 58th St (Northwest College)
  • NE 68th St at 108th Ave NE
  • 6th St S & NE 68th St
  • Kirkland Transit Center (Bay 2)

Toward University District

  • Kirkland Transit Center (Bay 2)
  • 6th St S & 9th Ave S
  • 108th Ave NE & NE 58th St (Northwest College)
  • South Kirkland Park & Ride
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station WB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station WB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Montlake Blvd E & E Shelby St
  • UW Station (Bay 2) (NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE)
  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE
  • 15th Ave NE & NE Campus Pkwy
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 42nd St
  • Stevens Way & Memorial Way
  • Stevens Way & Pend Oreille Rd
  • Stevens Way & Benton Ln
  • Stevens Way & Rainier Vista
  • Stevens Way & Garfield Ln
  • Grant Ln & Stevens Way

History

  • September 2000 - Service introduced with eastbound service terminating at Bear Creek Park & Ride[2]
  • February 2008 - All weekend service discontinued and service to Bear Creek Park & Ride replaced by a King County Metro Transit route[2]
  • March 2019 - Contract operator transferred from King County Metro to Community Transit (First Transit)

Vehicles

Service vehicles include Gillig Phantom Wc15.JPG buses.

References

  1. Lost & Found, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2010 Service Implementation Plan December 10, 2009, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
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