Commuters, take note: The Pac-12’s biggest game of the year Friday between the Huskies and Stanford is going to mean rush-hour delays and route revisions for some buses in the area of Husky Stadium.
Tens of thousands of fans are expected to converge on Husky Stadium to see the No. 10 Huskies take on the No. 7 Cardinal. Kickoff is at 6 p.m., and traffic is going to be a scrum for buses around the Montlake Triangle and the U-District.
Metro urges riders to prepare for delays and plan ahead: Several buses serving the UW light rail station will be rerouted before and after the game. Riders should check Metro’s service alerts for updated information and the times when reroutes are
scheduled to take effect. Some buses won’t be rerouted until the game is almost over, and some won’t be rerouted at all.
Below is a list and map of affected routes. Click on each number for specific information regarding that route:
When buses are rerouted out of the Husky Stadium area, riders headed to or from the stadium can walk or ride a free shuttle the rest of the way. The UW Link shuttle operates about every 7 1/2 minutes, starting from University Way Northeast just north of Northeast Pacific Street. It will serve stops along Pacific before turning around at 22nd Avenue East and Montlake to provide westbound service back to the University District.
Metro supervisors will be on-hand near the stadium to help people with directions.
No park-and-ride shuttles: Since the UW-Stanford game wi
ll not be on a weekend, Metro is not operating Husky Shuttle service from area park-and-rides, as has been provided in partnership with UW during Saturday games. Husky fans who normally ride Husky shuttle service should contact UW or visit UW’s website for information about transportation options.
Fans also are encouraged to ride Link light rail, which now runs from Angle Lake to the University of Washington.
For information about regular transit service to games, or to plan other trips, visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner. When planning your trip, check Metro’s Service Advisories page to find out about any known revisions to your routes.