Summer Update on Redmond Bus Service

Staying healthy

King County Metro’s safety guidelines are in place to keep us safe.  Here are things you need to know before you go:

  • It is required to wear a mask or face covering in all public spaces, including at transit stops and on transit vehicles.
  • Do not travel if you are sick.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other passengers and Metro staff.
  • Be aware of service reductions and coach capacity guidelines.
  • Board and exit by the rear door if you are able to.
  • Allow plenty of time for your transit trip.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.

Metro fares remain suspended through August. Metro continues to operate with some service reductions.  Watch for updates.
All Sound Transit Express bus service – including ST Express bus routes operated by Metro – requires a $3.25 flat fare. Link and Sounder trains are charging full fares.

‘Reduced Schedule’ operation in Redmond
Metro’s continuing Reduced Schedule operation helps to maintain a sustainable transit system for necessary trips during a time of lower ridership. A few routes are not affected, some routes are completely canceled and other routes are operating with some trips that are canceled.

Many routes that are either canceled or that have reduced service may also have some alternate service options.

Additional service changes are coming this September. The impact to Redmond routes are:
Full service: 
B Line, 224, 930 

Coming less often:
221, 225, 226, 245, 250, 269

216, 219, 232, 249, 268, 931

Is my bus coming?

To identify whether a specific trip is operating or canceled, the following tools are available:

  • Visit the check canceled trips tool on the Reduced Schedule page.
    This page will list each canceled trip.
  • In real time, text your stop ID to 62550 to find the next few departure times at your stop
    with Text for Departures.  This feature reflects only what is scheduled to operate and does
    not list planned or scheduled cancelations.
  • Use the ‘Next Departures’ feature in Metro’s Trip Planner website or apps.
    This feature reflects only what is scheduled to operate and does not list planned or scheduled
  • Call 206-553-3000 on weekdays, 6 AM-8 PM.
  • Ask @kcmetrobus on Twitter weekdays, between 6 AM-8 PM

Stay in the loop
Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised bus service, routing and stops for planned construction or events.  Transit reroute start and end times may be subject to change.

Visit Metro’s online regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan travel on transit, and for bus stop, schedule and other information, including predicted times at stops. Real time information in customer information systems may not be available or accurate in areas where service is disrupted due to reroutes or delays.

Before traveling, check Next Departures or Text for Departures for the scheduled or predicted times at stops.  Canceled routes and trips have been removed from these systems, so the results will include only what is currently scheduled to operate.  Real time information in customer information systems may be inaccurate during service disruptions.