(WSB file photo of bus on Route 21, one of the three routes with changes announced)
Details of Metro‘s next “service change” are now available on its website, including changes to three West Seattle routes (55 in all, systemwide). In two cases, the changes involve service added with city funding. The changes to Routes 21, 22, and 120 can be seen by clicking the route numbers on this page, or here, after the jump:
For Route 21:
On Saturday, one southbound trip to Westwood Village leaving 3rd Ave & Pike St at 7:30 pm will be added.
For Route 22:
Route 22 will be extended further west and south in Arbor Heights. It will operate a counter-clockwise loop via SW 100th St, 44th Ave SW, Marine View Dr SW, SW 106th St, 39th Ave SW and 35th Ave SW to SW 106th SW and regular routing to the Alaska Junction. It will no longer operate a clockwise loop via 26th Ave SW, SW 106th St, 35th Ave SW and SW Roxbury St in Shorewood.
The schedule will be adjusted for the added running time of about 7 minutes.
For Route 120:
On weekdays, one northbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving the Burien Transit Center at 10:34 pm and two southbound trips to Burien leaving 3rd Ave & Virginia St at 10:33 and 11:39 pm will be added. On Saturday, four northbound trips at 7:27 am and 5:36, 6:07 and 6:37 pm, and four southbound trips at 9:08 am and 6:38, 7:08 and 10:54 pm will be added. The northbound trip leaving the Burien Transit Center at 7:20 am will be revised to leave 8 minutes earlier at 7:12 am.
On Sunday, a northbound trip at 6:32 am and a southbound trip at 10:54 pm will be added. The northbound trip leaving the Burien Transit Center at 6:11 am will be revised to leave 10 minutes earlier at 6:01 am.
Metro’s info page also includes sections with information on which days this fall will include holiday-related changes. Metro says printed timetables will be available this Friday, and that you should be able to preview changes right now using the online Trip Planner.
SIDE NOTE: Reminder that transit users – and anyone concerned about transit issues – is invited to help launch the grass-roots West Seattle Transit Coalition next Tuesday – details here.