Sound Transit route 556 'Issaquah / Northgate'

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Sound Transit route 556 'Issaquah / Northgate' is wheelchair accessible.
Current routing of 556 as of March 2019

556 Issaquah/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 north-south express bus route runs between Northgate and Issaquah via Eastgate, Bellevue, Montlake and University District. The route shares a similar service area as 555 Issaquah/Northgate. This is a peak period only route with morning peak service westbound to Northgate and afternoon peak service eastbound to Issaquah. Service frequencies run approximately every 15-30 minutes.

Route Stops

Towards Northgate Transit Center

  • Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (Bay 4)
  • 9th Ave NE & NE Ellis Dr
  • Issaquah Transit Center (Bay 3)
  • Eastgate Freeway Station (Bay 3) (I-90 & 142nd Pl SE)
  • South Bellevue Park & Ride (Bay 1)
  • South Bellevue Park & Ride (Bay 1)
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 16th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 10th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 3rd St
  • Bellevue Way NE & Main St
  • NE 4th St & 105th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 5)
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Montlake Blvd E & E Shelby St
  • NE Pacific St at NE Pacific Place
  • 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
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 45th St
  • NE 50th St & University Way NE
  • Northgate Transit Center (Bay 1)

Towards Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride

  • Northgate Transit Center (Bay 4)
  • NE 50th St & University Way NE
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 45th St
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St
  • 15th Ave NE & NE Campus Parkway
  • 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)
  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 8)
  • NE 4th St & 108th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Way NE & NE 4th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & Main St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 3rd St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 11th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 16th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & 112th Ave SE (S. Bellevue P&R under construction)
  • Eastgate Freeway Station (Bay 4) (I-90 & 142nd Pl SE)
  • Issaquah Transit Center (Bay 6)
  • Highlands Dr NE & NE Ellis Dr
  • Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (Bay 3)

History

  • September 2005 - Route introduced as variation of route 555[2]
  • September 2008 - University District routing modified to run along 15th Avenue NE for common U-District stops[2]
  • June 2009 - Route modified to operate via Eastgate Freeway Station[2]

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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