Metro service change Saturday includes RapidRide, routes 56/57

Metro‘s just issued a reminder of its Saturday (June 8) service change. Here are the revisions directly affecting West Seattle routes:

· RapidRide C and D lines: A new southbound weekday trip will be added to Westwood Village leaving Bay 3 at the Alaska Junction at 5:12 a.m.. Also, in an effort to balance passenger loads, the RapidRide C and D line schedules will be adjusted during the morning peak period.

· Route 56, 57: The southbound Route 56 trip to Alki leaving Fourth Avenue and Wall Street at 3:28 p.m. will be converted to a Route 57 trip to Genesee Hill. Also, westbound Route 57 trips will end at Bay 2 instead of Bay 1 at the Alaska Junction in West Seattle.

8 Replies to "Metro service change Saturday includes RapidRide, routes 56/57 "

  • Colleen June 5, 2013 (1:07 pm)

    So I’ve been trying to find an answer to this – do we know exactly what “adjusted” means?

  • justme June 5, 2013 (2:27 pm)

    I came on here to find a definition for “adjusted” too. ;) It may mean LESS, hopefully not.

  • miws June 5, 2013 (3:33 pm)

    What I get from the statement, is that they are probably keeping the same number of peak morning inbound runs, (the added early morning run is outbound, toward Westwood) and they are simply going to space the existing inbound runs differently from what they are now; perhaps some running a few minutes earlier, and/or others running a few minutes later, to avoid the issue of one bus being packed, and another, right on its tail, or maybe a minute or two behind, being empty.


    I would also hazard a guess that these “adjustments” may be flexible from day-to-day, to reflect the current day’s and time’s traffic patterns, dependent on heavier than usual traffic in general, collisions, breakdowns, etc.



  • Colleen June 5, 2013 (3:48 pm)

    Ok glad I wasn’t alone in that – I was hoping they’d actually explain what it meant and I don’t have to learn the hard way on the 10th on the bus, but this is Metro, so I don’t have high hopes.

  • Triangle Neighbor June 5, 2013 (4:19 pm)

    What happened to a bus every 15 minutes? Flexible times are not what Rapid Ride was envisioned to be.

  • Rick June 5, 2013 (5:00 pm)

    Snake Oil sales. Just like they sold sound transit to West Seattle. Promise them the world and then kick ’em to the moon. We are the red headed stepchildren.

  • colleen June 5, 2013 (7:47 pm)

    Miws-that is what scares me about their comment-its already a gamble when you get to a stop what kind of schedule the RR is on-adjusting to me sounds like they are going back to the get to a stop and pray a bus shows up schedule.

  • Jeff Switzer, King County Metro June 6, 2013 (10:03 am)

    We’ll get an answer with more detail. Standby.

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