RapidRide Bus service starts on Saturday, June 7 in Burien
Metro’s new bus rapid transit service will begin operations serving Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton on Saturday, June 7, when the RapidRide F Line replaces Route 140, with service every 10 minutes during peak commute hours.
According to Metro’s website:
Metro’s RapidRide F Line brings the new world of bus rapid transit service to Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton. Riders will enjoy streamlined service to major employers, stores, Westfield Southcenter Mall, The Landing, residential areas, medical facilities, and other services. They’ll also experience new levels of comfort and convenience with every ride. New shelter designs feature bigger roofs and better lighting. Larger stations along the line include real time arrival signs and ORCA readers that let you prepay to speed up the boarding process. New RapidRide buses feature all-door boarding, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.
The F Line provides frequent service seven days a week. On weekdays, the F Line operates from 4:45 AM to midnight, with service every 10 minutes during peak commute hours, every 15 minutes most other times of the day, and every 30 minutes after 8 PM. On weekends, the F Line operates from 6 AM to midnight, with service every 30 minutes from 6 AM to 8 AM, every 15 minutes from 8 AM to 8 PM, and every 30 minutes from 8 PM to midnight.
There are 56 stations and stops that serve the F Line. Many new improvements are in place along the corridor that help RapidRide buses move faster. Included are Business Access and Transit (BAT) Lanes, and Transit Signal Priority — additional green light time at traffic signals to help RapidRide buses get through intersections quickly.
The F Line provides timely and convenient connections to the Tukwila Sounder Station, the Link Station at Tukwila International Boulevard, the Burien Transit Center, and the Renton Transit Center. Your travel possibilities are greatly expanded with these connections, making the F Line a transportation choice you can depend on every day of the week, for wherever your life may take you.