TRANSIT: More West Seattle Metro routes cut, including shuttles for Water Taxi, which also will reduce service

(WSB photo)

Metro says ridership is now 30 percent of normal so as of Monday, it’s reducing service further. The routes to be entirely (temporarlly) cut as of Monday go beyond the 37 and 125 that were already axed – now the list of eliminated-for-now routes includes West Seattle-serving 21X, 55, 56, 57, 113, 116, and the Water Taxi shuttles 773, 775, Most other routes have reductions; a handful of West Seattle-serving routes including the 22, 60, 128, and 131 are keeping most if not all trips. As for the Water Taxi itself, its schedule also will be slashed. Here’s the full announcement (which includes the new WT schedule).

12 Replies to "TRANSIT: More West Seattle Metro routes cut, including shuttles for Water Taxi, which also will reduce service"

  • NW April 4, 2020 (6:50 am)

    Route 37 has been in service a long time my parents and grandparents would use it locally and I did back in the 80s when it was an all day service route. 

  • Kalo April 4, 2020 (9:56 am)

    Used to ride the 37 w/my Grandmother, when it went down Alaska Way to downtown. We’d get off at Pier 52 and catch the Kalakala to Bremerton. I loved sitting all the way at the back of the bus for the Alaska Way portion. Going over those train tracks made for quite the ride! 

    • Gina April 4, 2020 (8:10 pm)

      The back bench and the train tracks, you could get about a foot of lift!

  • C April 4, 2020 (9:59 am)

    The 125 appears to be running on the weekends.

  • Mj April 4, 2020 (11:52 am)

    Wow Ernst Hardware that is from time ago.  

  • NoLongerPNWPatsFan April 4, 2020 (3:42 pm)

    Seems to be counterintuitive to cut the WT and 773/775 during the bridge closing.  Hope they have ramp-up plans in place when restrictions are lifted.

    • WSB April 4, 2020 (3:53 pm)

      These are definitely “stay-home order” cuts, not for the long term. As we reported earlier this week, water taxi ridership has been down to 10 percent of normal.

  • miws April 4, 2020 (8:39 pm)

    Might be hard to read, but the ad in the front of the 1947 Twin Coach, above the bumper, is for the Seattle Pilots. So, that hints that this photo is from around 1969, —Mike

    • NW April 5, 2020 (8:01 am)

      Thanks Mike this image was passed on from a family member and I was not even born yet in 69. Any idea where this photo was taken?

      • Makepono April 7, 2020 (9:40 am)

        Alaska street, west of the intersection at California Ave.  The Ernst is now the Wells Fargo parking lot access

      • Kjellvis April 7, 2020 (11:33 am)

        The building behind the bus looks like the side of Easy Street Records

  • Eagle's Watch April 7, 2020 (12:16 pm)

    Funny… I watched empty C Line after empty C Line roll down Alaska in the Junction all morning. Some times 2 at a time… 

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