If you ride Metro Transit, remember that tomorrow is the next “service change” – with the biggest change in this area being Route 50 switching to its originally intended route. Metro spokesperson Jeff Switzer has just sent some information on how that’ll work – read on:
There will be stops available when Route 50 begins running its regular routing, some of which will be marked as temporary stops until stops are permanently posted.
Stops are planned at:
• southbound Delridge Way Southwest nearside of Southwest Genesee Street
• westbound Southwest Genesee Street nearside of 30th Avenue Southwest, and
• eastbound Southwest Genesee Street, farside of 30th Avenue Southwest.
Here’s the Transit Alert Metro sent:
Metro Service Alert – Route 50 will assume original intended West Seattle routing on 2/16
Effective with the start of its Spring service revisions, and in conjunction with the completed installation and activation of the traffic signal at SW Avalon Way and SW Genesee St, as well as other improvements, Metro’s Route 50 will assume its original intended routing in both the Delridge and Admiral areas at the start of service on Saturday, February 16.
Route 50 heading toward West Seattle and Alki will no longer serve stops along SW Spokane St and SW Avalon Way north of SW Genesee St. Instead it will travel south on Delridge and west on Genesee to Avalon, serving stops on Delridge at SW Andover St and SW Genesee St, and westbound on Genesee just east of 30th Av SW. After that its next stop is southbound on 35th Av SW just south of SW Avalon Way.
In the Admiral District, when heading toward SODO, Columbia City and Othello Link Station, Route 50 will continue on SW Admiral Way and turn south directly onto California Av SW, and will no longer circle the block to – or stop at – SW College St.
Thanks for your patience regarding this reroute while Metro waited for the necessary traffic management improvements.