Service changes are coming to King County in March, so get prepared!Posted on February 19, 2020
How the North Eastside Mobility Project service change will affect Bellevue travelers.
King County Metro's North Eastside Mobility Project will expand transit service and improve mobility in communities such as Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville and parts of Redmond—neighboring cities where many Bellevue workers and residents use service. Service changes within the Bellevue city limits will provide some frequency and time span improvements; routing remains the same, in Bellevue, with routing changes only to the non-Bellevue portions of this service. Overall, the service change is aimed at strengthening connections to important destinations.
What's Changing in Bellevue?
Within Bellevue, King County Metro frequent service will be replaced with a new route number on the same routing. Outside Bellevue, this replacement route number will have different routing than the current routes it is replacing. read on to learn more:
- Replaced Route: current route 234
- Current: Kenmore—Kirkland—Bellevue; will be removed and replaced
- Between the Kirkland Transit Center and Bellevue, new route 250 will follow same route as current route 234
- Additional replacement routes for portions outside of Bellevue are 255, 230, 231 and Community Ride. For more information go to the service change information for route 234.
- Replaced Route: current route 235
- Current: Totem Lake—Kirkland—Bellevue; will be removed and replaced
- Between the Kirkland Transit Center and Bellevue, new route 250 will follow same route as current route 235
- An additional replacement route for portions outside of Bellevue is 239. For more information go to the service page information for existing route 235.
- More About Proposed New Bus Route 250
- New frequent route connecting Redmond, Kirkland, the South Kirkland Park-and-Ride and Bellevue
- Will provide replacement service for removed routes 234, 235 and 248
- During peak periods and midday, new route 250 will operate more frequently than existing route 248 on weekdays
- Will operate later than existing route 248
- Hours of service
- Weekdays: 5 a.m. — 12:30 a.m.
- Saturday: 6 a.m. — 11 p.m.
- Sunday: 6 a.m. — 11 p.m.
Adopted changes to scheduled bus service take effect with Metro's March 21, 2020 service change! You can view full details on what's changing on the Eastside here.
What's Not Changing?
- Access Transportation service for qualified riders with disabilities
- Rideshare services
- Existing Community Connections services (See map of existing and proposed services in the north Eastside)
- Many major bus routes (see the planned restructure network map to learn more about routes that are and are not proposed for change)
For more information on the North Eastside Mobility Project and King County Metro's March service change, go here!
-Choose Your Way Bellevue staffer Alex