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Monday, September 24, 2007

Downtown Seattle bus tunnel reopens

The Downtown Seattle Bus Tunnel reopened today. The tunnel had been closed for the past two years so it could be retrofitted for light rail. Light rail service will begin in 2009, however buses have returned to the tunnel.
Buses that moved to the tunnel Monday:
  • Metro routes: 41, 71, 72, 73, 74 Express, 101, 106, 150, 174, 194, 212, 217 (morning only), 225, 229, 255, 256, 301
  • Sound Transit: 550 Express
Buses that moved to Third Avenue Saturday: Metro: 2 Express, 5, 11,16, 17, 21 Express (mornings only), 23, 35, 54, 55, 56 Express (mornings only), 66, 113, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125 and 358. Buses on Third will make alternating stops and will not serve every marked stop on the street.
The floor of the tunnel has been lowered several inches; as a result, the mirrors on buses will be closer to passengers. Metro advises that passengers stay behind the yellow lines and remain aware when buses approach.

More information available at the Tunnel's homepage.


Blogger Daniel Kirkdorffer said...

The buses have strobe lights on the mirrors that make them hard not to notice.

Of course while you might not get hit by them, you might have a seizure instead!

September 24, 2007 9:51 PM  

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