Metro launches RapidRide F Line

Riders traveling between Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton will have more frequent all-day bus service starting Saturday, June 7, as King County Metro Transit launches the RapidRide F Line.

 Photo credit Ned Ahrens, King County: (Left to Right) Renton City Councilmember Marcie Palmer, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, King County Department of Transportation Director Harold Taniguchi, Metro Transit Service Development Manager Victor Obeso, King County Executive Dow Constantine, RapidRide Man, Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton, Federal Transit Administration Deputy Regional Administrator Ken Feldman and Renton Mayor Denis Law.


Photo credit Ned Ahrens, King County: (Left to Right) Renton City Councilmember Marcie Palmer, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, King County Department of Transportation Director Harold Taniguchi, Metro Transit Service Development Manager Victor Obeso, King County Executive Dow Constantine, RapidRide Man, Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton, Federal Transit Administration Deputy Regional Administrator Ken Feldman and Renton Mayor Denis Law.

This will be the sixth line in the RapidRide program – which is supported by state and federal funding – and will replace routes 110 and 140. The 12-mile-long route will better link communities and riders to Westfield Southcenter Mall, Boeing, The Landing and downtown Renton, and major transit hubs including Sound Transit’s Link light rail and Sounder rail stations.

Details about RapidRide F Line

RapidRide F Line replaces routes 110 and 140 with frequent all-day weekday service 4:45 a.m. to midnight and weekend service 6 a.m. to midnight. Service is most frequent – every 10 minutes – during peak commutes. The corridor will see an overall 69 percent increase in service when the F Line is introduced compared to Route 140 service prior to extending to The Landing. Details also in our news release.

  • 12 mile corridor (See map, PDF.)
  • 56 stations and stops
  • 42 intersections with transit priority
  • 12 locations with next bus arrival signs
  • 17 buses dedicated to serving this corridor.

RapidRide across King County

RapidRide travels several of the busiest transit corridors in the county and Metro set the goal of seeing a 50 percent increase in ridership within five years of launching each line.

RapidRide average weekday ridership (April 2014)

  • A Line: 9,810 riders, +76 percent
  • B Line: 6,500, +28 percent
  • C Line: 7,890, +70 percent
  • D Line: 10,570, +39 percent
  • E Line: 13,180, +12 percent since February 2014
  • Route 140 (New F line): 3,500