Sound Transit to offer additional Seattle-Everett service that stops in MLT

Sound Transit logoMajor changes being made to Sound Transit Express bus service routes that stop at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center is an effort by the agency to provide more trips between Seattle and Everett, Sound Transit officials said. Modifications include an expansion of Route 512 to seven-day-a-week operations and added weekday trips on Route 513; changes go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Sound Transit routes 511 makes regular stops at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center on both its southbound and northbound trips between downtown Seattle and the Ash Way Park & Ride in south Everett; routes 512 and 513 likewise stops at the transit center on their runs between downtown Seattle and the Everett Station at 3201 Smith Avenue in Everett.

Route 512ā€™s seven-day-a-week service will continue to operate peak hours/peak direction (southbound in the morning, northbound in the afternoon) in addition to early morning, midday and late evening trips; Route 512 will the only Sound Transit Express bus route between Everett and Seattle operating on weekends.

Route 513 will be getting four additional southbound trips between Everett and Seattle during peak morning hours and five additional northbound trips during peak afternoon hours.

You can find additional information about Sound Transit Express bus changes here.


  1. Yay for more transit! being able to close my eyes and sleep or read on the bus keeps from from showing up to work in a foul mood from the traffic. I used to hate the idea of riding a bus and not having my car at my side 24/7, until I realized it was less expensive and sooooo much more pleasant to let someone else do the driving. I’m glad to have more options now.

  2. I applaud this expansion of service which implicitly recognizes the contribution of Mountlake Terrace citizens to transit ridership. I also know that the curtailment of Sunday service created a hardship for our citizens who ride the bus. As a driver for King County Metro and a candidate for your MLT city council, I join with the sentiments of Mari above.
    Stephen Barnes, MLT Council Candidate #3

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