Sound Transit route 550 'Bellevue / Seattle'

Sound Transit route 550 'Bellevue / Seattle' is wheelchair accessible.
Current routing of 550 as of March 2019

550 Bellevue/Seattle 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].

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Route Details

This east-west express bus route runs between Bellevue and Downtown Seattle via Mercer Island. Normal service frequencies are 15 minutes reduced to 7-8 minutes during peak hours. Saturday service runs every 15 minutes except during early morning and evening trips. Sunday and holiday service is available every half hour.

This route has the highest ridership in the system East Link is being constructed to replace this route.

Route Stops

Downtown Routing Post Tunnel Closure

Towards Downtown Seattle

  • 110th Ave NE & NE 10th St (Select trips begin from Bellevue Transit Center)
  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 9)
  • 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)
  • Mercer Island Park & Ride (N Mercer Way & 80th Ave SE)
  • 4th Ave S & S Jackson St
  • 4th Ave S & S Washington St
  • 4th Ave S & Cherry St
  • 4th Ave S & Seneca St
  • 4th Ave S & Union St
  • Pike St & 6th Ave
  • Pike St & Convention Pl

Towards Bellevue

  • Union St & 6th Ave
  • Union St & 4th Ave
  • 2nd Ave & Seneca St
  • 2nd Ave & Cherry St
  • 2nd Ave Ext S & Yesler Way
  • Mercer Island Park & Ride (N Mercer Way & 80th Ave SE)
  • 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 12)
  • NE 12th St at 110th Ave NE

History

  • September 1999 - Route introduced. [2] This route replaced Metro route 226. [3]
  • September 2005 - Route temporarily moved to surface for Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel Link light rail construction.
  • September 2007 - Route moved back into Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.
  • March 2019 - Route permanently moved to surface street in Downtown.

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