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New express bus route

Posted by Kate Bergman on January 17th, 2011

Thanks to our sister site My Green Lake for this story.

A new Sound Transit Express bus route now connects Green Lake, the U District, Overlake and downtown Redmond.

Route 542 begins at the Redmond Transit Center and operates along the SR 520 corridor, with stops at Redmond City Hall, the SR 520/NE 51st Freeway Station, the Overlake Transit Center, Yarrow Point Freeway Station, and Evergreen Point Freeway Station.

Including Montlake Boulevard, the route makes six on-street stops in the University District before ending at the 65th Street Park-and-Ride in east Green Lake.

Service runs every 15 minutes in both directions on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

According to Sound Transit, the new route responds to the expected increase in demand for transit across the SR 520 bridge when tolls start this spring.

The route 542 map, fares, and schedule are available here.

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1 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 UD // Jan 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Sounds useful. Good.