The City of Mountlake Terrace, Sound Transit and Community Transit invite you to the New Freeway Station’s Grand Opening Ceremony on Thursday, March 17 at 12pm.
The new facility will help increase bus speeds and schedule reliability for Sound Transit and Community Transit routes serving Mountlake Terrace.
The new freeway station features:
- Covered pedestrian bridge from transit center garage to station.
- Weatherproof, fully accessible passenger platforms.
- Artwork by Muse Atelier with artists Nancy Chew & Jacqueline Metz.
Join the project partners and help dedicate the new facility at a special St. Patrick’s Day ribbon-cutting event. Enjoy music, meet the project staff and artists, and pick up the latest bus schedules and other community information. This is your chance to get a sneak peek of the freeway station before it goes into service! Learn more about the project, bus service and opening at www.soundtransit.org/mountlaketerrace.
This project was funded by Sound Transit, the Federal Transit Administration, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Washington State Department of Transportation, with planning assistance from the City of Mountlake Terrace and Community Transit.
The Opening of the Freeway station also heralds changes to the city’s bus routes. Starting Sunday, March 20, easy access to ST Express bus service, including weekend and evening service to Seattle will be available.
Routes 111, 130, 408, 413, 414, 415, 477, 810, 871 will be effected.
Express buses to Seattle will now arrive at and depart from the new freeway station, while local bus service will continue to use Community Transit’s main transit center.
With the opening of the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station, the transit center will become a major hub, with Community Transit commuter, local and University District service, all-day Sound Transit service to Seattle and Lynnwood, and King County Metro service to Northgate. There will be three times more trips to Seattle than are currently offered.
The transit center is large; allow at least 5 minutes to walk between the Freeway Station and parking or connecting bus services.
Route 111 this additional route will provide peak-hour service between Brier and the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, replacing Route 477 coverage. Route 111 will serve a new stop on 236th Street in Brier and most stops formerly served by Route 477 in Mountlake Terrace. It will operate on 48th Avenue rather than on 44th Avenue.
Route 130 between Aurora Village and Lynnwood Transit Center will serve 56th Avenue W. between 220th and 230th Streets, rather than 58th Avenue W. This change reinforces the city’s preference for 56th Avenue W. to be the primary transit corridor in Mountlake Terrace. See map.
Route 408 from the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center to downtown Seattle will be eliminated.
Seattle-bound passengers will be redirected to Community Transit Routes 413, 414 or 415, or Sound Transit Routes 511 or 513, which all will stop at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station.
Routes 413 and 415 will make a new stop at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station, providing the same Seattle routing options for Mountlake Terrace riders and adding only minimal time for existing riders. An additional southbound trip in the morning has been added to Route 413 and schedules on both routes are modified. To increase capacity on Route 413, trips will be assigned new Double Tall buses as those buses go into service.
Route 414 has been reduced and will now travel on I-5 to serve the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station and will no longer serve Mountlake Terrace via city streets. Route 414 will run two late morning trips southbound to Seattle and two late evening trips northbound to McCollum Park via the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station, Ash Way and Mariner park & rides.
Route 477 from Brier to downtown Seattle will be eliminated. New local Route 111 will run between Brier and the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center in the morning peak, and the reverse direction in the evening peak. Seattle-bound passengers will be redirected to Community Transit Routes 413, 414 or 415, or Sound Transit Routes 511 or 513, which all will stop at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station.
Routes 810 and 871 Service to the University District will move to Bay 2 at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Cente, but otherwise remain unchanged.
Route 511 will serve the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station. Service will be increased to every 15 minutes weekdays in both directions between Seattle and Ash Way Park & Ride. Route 511 also stops in Shoreline and the University District at non-commute hours.
Route 513 between Everett and Seattle will serve the Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station at peak hours.
Routes 201 and 202 southbound to Lynnwood will serve Bay B2, north of the current location. The bay is also served by Route 280.
Routes 270, 271 and 275 will serve Bay B4, south of the current location.
Route 510 northbound to Everett will serve Bay A4, near the railroad tracks. The bay is also served by Island and Skagit Transit.
Route 270 to Everett Station will only serve the park & ride directly on its first three morning trips. Other Route 270 and all Route 271 westbound trips will remain on Hwy. 2, with the next closest stop on Main Street near the Dutch Cup Motel. Eastbound Routes 270 and 271 to Gold Bar will continue to stop at the Sultan Park & Ride. Route 277 will serve the park & ride in both directions.
Route 406 will lose its last northbound trip departing Seattle after 6 p.m. Route 405 provides alternate late-evening service.