Riding Metro to the game? Plan for reroutes and changes to Husky football shuttle service

The UW Huskies play their first home game of the season this Saturday against the Montana Grizzlies. Fans and regular Metro riders should prepare for heavy traffic, reroutes and delays in and around the University District and Montlake Triangle immediately before and after the game, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

UW Stadium

Park-and-ride shuttles to the game

Metro offers nonstop football shuttle service partnership with the UW Huskies from six park-and-ride locations, including Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, South Kirkland, and South Renton.

Metro will no longer operate dedicated Husky service from the Shoreline park-and-ride and Northgate Transit Center. The University of Washington is contracting for private shuttles to provide direct service from those locations. The Huskies gameday transportation website has information on private shuttle service for fans traveling from those locations.

Metro’s pre-game shuttles leave park-and-ride lots as they fill starting 2½ hours prior to kick-off time. The last buses leave from each park-and-ride approximately 40 minutes before kick-off, except for the Federal Way bus; this trip can take up to one hour and the service is scheduled accordingly.

A $7 round trip voucher is required for each person age 6 and older to board any Metro-operated Husky service. Vouchers can be purchased from the vendor located at each park-and-ride lot. No passes or transfers are accepted on the Husky park-and-ride direct service, including ORCA and UPASS. Game tickets are not accepted as fare on any service.

Post-game park-and-ride direct service buses depart from designated locations near UW Husky Stadium. The last bus to each park-and-ride leaves the Husky Stadium area 30 minutes after the game.

Fans also can ride any regularly-scheduled bus service and Link light rail from south-end locations or downtown Seattle to the University of Washington station outside Husky Stadium. Check for reroutes on some regularly-scheduled bus service in the Husky Stadium area.

Buses rerouted/U-District shuttle

With bus and car traffic on Montlake Boulevard and Northeast Pacific Street, riders of most regular Metro routes serving the UW Link light rail station (31, 32, 44, 45, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, and 372) will be rerouted to 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Campus Parkway before and immediately after the game (see details online).  Riders headed to or from Husky Stadium can walk or ride a free Metro shuttle bus the rest of the way.

The U-District shuttle bus operates about every 7½ minutes from the regular posted bus stop southbound on University Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast Pacific Street. It will serve stops along Pacific Street in both directions.

For more information

Huskies 2017 home schedule

  • 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, vs. Montana
  • 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, vs. Fresno State
  • TBA, Saturday, Oct. 7, vs. California
  • TBA, Saturday, Oct. 28, vs. UCLA
  • TBA, Saturday, Nov. 4, vs. Oregon
  • TBA, Saturday, Nov. 18, vs. Utah
  • TBA, Saturday, Nov. 25, vs. Washington State

 

Northgate Transit Center Park & Ride Changes

As early as December 5, 2016, crews will begin building a new driveway for the Northgate Park & Ride (west) on NE 103rd Street, adjacent to First Ave NE. Driveway construction is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting. This driveway is needed to accommodate the next phase of Sound Transit’s construction changes coming to the Northgate Transit Center Park & Ride.

In this new configuration, drivers will enter the Northgate Park & Ride (west) from the driveway on NE 103rd Street and exit from the driveway on NE 100th Street.

Upcoming construction of the Northgate light rail station will occupy additional space in the Northgate Park & Ride (west) as indicated on the map. Fencing will go up as early as December 7 around the middle section of the west lot. To replace the loss of those stalls a new replacement park-and-ride will open on the west side of First Ave NE between NE 100th and 103rd Streets. This new, North Seattle Park & Ride, has 102 new stalls and is expected to open as early as December 5, 2016.

Northgate Park & Ride Changes Mapphase-2-change-map

For more information:

Visit http://www.soundtransit.org/northgatestation/northgate-transit-center-park-and-ride

Contact Andrea Burnett, Sound Transit Community Outreach at 206-398-5300 or andrea.burnett@soundtransit.org

For issues that need immediate attention after normal business hours, call Sound Transit’s 24-hour construction hotline at 888-298-2395

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Changes coming to Northgate Transit Center Park-and-Ride

As early as Monday, October 10, 2016 a new interim park-and-ride lot (Lot B) will open across the street from the Northgate Transit Center at the southeast corner of NE 100th Street and First Avenue NE. The new interim lot is needed to replace stalls that will be unavailable after the Northgate Link light rail station construction begins later this fall.

Construction will occupy the west side of the Northgate Transit Center Park-and-Ride along First Avenue NE. The park-and-ride entrance on NE 100th Street will stay open at this time.

The capacity of the existing interim park-and-ride lot (Lot A) at the corner of NE 103rd Street and Fifth Ave NE will be reduced as Northgate Mall resumes exclusive use of some stalls.

As construction of the station progresses, we’ll keep you informed about additional changes to the park-and-ride.

For more information:

 

Map of Phase 1 Changes

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