Sound Transit route 555 'Issaquah / Northgate'

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Sound Transit route 555 'Issaquah / Northgate' is wheelchair accessible.
Current routing of 555 as of March 2019

555 Bellevue/Northgate is an express bus route operated by Sound Transit in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. This route is operated by King County Metro under contract[1].

Route Details

This east-west express bus route runs between Northgate and Bellevue via SR-520 and Montlake. The route shares a similar service area as 556 Issaquah/Northgate. This is a peak period only route with morning peak service eastbound to Bellevue and afternoon peak service westbound to Northgate. Service frequencies run approximately every 15-30 minutes.

Route Stops

Towards Northgate

  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 5)
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station WB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station WB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Montlake Freeway Station WB (SR-520 & Montlake Blvd)
  • Northgate Transit Center (Bay 1)

Towards Issaquah

  • Northgate Transit Center (Bay 4)
  • Montlake Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & Montlake Blvd)
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 8)

History

  • September 2001 - Route introduced[2]
  • September 2006 - Route revised to bring more service to the Factoria area[2]
  • June 2009 - Route modified to operate between Eastgate and Downtown Bellevue by I-90 and Bellevue Way[2]
  • March 2019 - Section between Issaquah Highlands P&R and Bellevue TC discontinued due to low ridership

Vehicles

Service vehicles include New Flyer Industries D60LF Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries DE60LF, New Flyer Industries D60LFR, New Flyer Industries DE60LFR, New Flyer Industries XD60 Wc15.JPG, and New Flyer Industries XDE60 Wc15.JPG buses.

References

  1. Lost & Found, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sound Transit 2010 Service Implementation Plan December 10, 2009, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
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