King County Metro Transit

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King County Metro, or Metro for short, is the transit authority for the city of Seattle and King County in Washington state. Metro took over operations on January 1, 1973 from the Seattle Transit System.

Contents

Diesel bus

Facilities

Garages

  • Bellevue Base - 1790 124th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Central Base - 640 South Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA 98134
  • East Base - 1975 124th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • North Base - 2160 North 163rd St., Shoreline, WA 98133
  • Ryerson Base - 1220 4th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134
  • South Base - 12100 East Marginal Way S., Tukwila, WA 98168

Current roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1100-1194 King County Metro Transit 1170-a.jpg 1999-2000 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C18A102N4)
Cummins ISC 250 Allison B400R
  • Slowly being retired
2300-2573 King County Metro Transit 2300-a.jpg 1998-1999 NFI D60 Cummins M11 Allison B500R
  • Slowly being retired
2600-2812 King County Metro Transit 2676-a.jpg 2003-2004 NFI DE60LF Caterpillar C9 Allison EP50
hybrid system
2663 destroyed by fire
2870-2899 King County Metro Transit 2881-a.jpg 2004 NFI D60LF Caterpillar C9 Allison B500R
3185-3197 King County Metro Transit 3191-a.jpg 1997 Gillig Phantom 35' Cummins M11-280E Allison B400R
3198-3199 King County Metro Transit 3199-a.jpg 1997 Gillig Phantom 35' Cummins M11-280E Allison B400R
  • Center Park Special Coaches.
  • No seats except for over wheel wells and back row as rest of space is for wheelchair tie-downs
  • Replaced 1850-1851
3201-3363 King County Metro 3275-a.jpg 1996 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
Cummins M11-280E Allison B400R
  • Slowly being retired
3364-3544 King County Metro Transit 3411-a.jpg 1997 Gillig Phantom 40' Cummins M11-280E Allison B400R
  • Slowly being retired
3545-3594 King County Metro Transit 3553-a.jpg 1999 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins M11-280E Allison B400R
  • Slowly being retired
3600-3699 King County Metro Transit 3653-a.jpg 2003 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • First buses with air conditioning.
3700-3759 2014 NFI XDE35 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Order reassigned by Orion from existing contract.
6000 King County Metro Transit 6000-a.jpg 2009 NFI DE60LFA Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
  • Used on RapidRide service
  • 6000 was pilot bus
  • Has rear window
6001-6019 King County Metro Transit 6001-a.jpg 2009-2010 NFI DE60LFA Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
  • Used on RapidRide service
  • No rear window
6020-6035 King County Metro Transit 6021-a.jpg 2011 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
  • Used on RapidRide service
6040-6073 King County Metro Transit 6072-a.jpg 2012 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
  • Used on RapidRide service
6075-6117 King County Metro Transit 6100-a.jpg 2013 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
  • Used on RapidRide service
6800 King County Metro 6800-a.jpg 2012 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
  • Could not be numbered after 6999 due to 7000 series Orions
6813-6834 King County Metro Transit 6825-a.jpg 2008 NFI DE60LF Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
  • Originally numbered 2813-2834
6835-6850 King County Metro Transit 6839-a.jpg 2009 NFI DE60LF Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
6851-6865 King County Metro Transit 6857-a.jpg 2010 NFI DE60LF Cummins ISL Allison EP50
hybrid system
6866-6921 King County Metro Transit 6866-a.jpg 2011 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
6922-6935 King County Metro Transit 6924-a.jpg 2011 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
  • Began delivery February 2011
6936-6999 King County Metro Transit 6948-a.jpg 2012 NFI DE60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
7000 King County Metro Transit 7000-r.jpg 2010 OBI 07.501 EPA10 HEV Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Pilot bus for 93 unit order
  • Arrived June 2010
7001-7093 King County Metro Transit 7082-b.jpg 2011 OBI 07.501 EPA10 HEV Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
7094-7199 King County Metro Transit 7151-a.jpg 2012 OBI 07.501 EPA10 HEV Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
7200-7259 2014 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
  • Order reassigned by Orion from existing contract.

Retired roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
90 1973 Flxible Flxette 571KE
100-119, 121-136, 139 1947 Twin Coach 41-S
140-143 1948 Twin Coach 41-S
144 1947 Twin Coach 41-S
145-189, 191-197, 199 1948 Twin Coach 41-S
200-212 10-12/1955 GMC TDH-5105
213 1955 GMC TDH-5105
214-299 10-12/1955 GMC TDH-5105
300-304 10/1954 GMC TDH-5105
305 1955 GMC TDH-5105
310-320 1953 GMC PD-4104
321-327 1954 GMC PD-4104
328-332 1958 GMC PD-4104
333-334 1959 GMC PD-4104
340-341 1966 GMC PD-4107
342-347 1957-58 GMC PD-4104
348-349 1957-58 GMC PD-4104
350-357 1948 GMC PD-4151
350 (2?) 1956 GMC PD-4104
351 (2?) 1957 GMC PD-4104
360-361 1953 GMC TGH-3102
362-364 1954 GMC TGH-3102
365-366 1955 GMC TGH-3102
367-371 1955 GMC TGH-3102
372 1960 Flxible StarLiner 2183WA1-60
  • Needs to be confirmed if it was included in initial purchase
  • Ex-Gray Line 6021
400-404 1960 GMC SDH-4501
  • Ex-Gray Line 2168-2172
405 1960 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
406 1957 GMC TDM-4515
407-410 1955 GMC TDH-4515
411-414 1964 GMC SDM-4502
415-416 1968 GMC S6M-4503A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Ex-Gray Line 1818-1819
417 1968 GMC S8M-5303A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
430-433 1960 GMC TDH-4517
  • Leased from TriMet 182-185 in 1973.
434-435 1965 GMC TDH-4519
  • Leased from TriMet 256-257 in 1973.
442-446 1951-52 GMC TDH-4509
447-449 1954 GMC TDH-4512
450-453 1961 GMC TDH-4517
454-455 1959 GMC TDH-4512
456 1950 GMC TDH-4509
457 1953 GMC TDH-5106
458-464 1952 GMC TDM-4509
465 1962 GMC TDH-4517
466-467 1956 GMC TDH-4512
468 1956 GMC TDM-4512
469-471 1957 GMC TDH-4512
472 1959 GMC TDH-4512
473-474 1953 GMC TDH-5106
475 1962 GMC TDH-4517
480-489 1954 GMC TDH-4801
490-499 1951-52 GMC TDH-4509
500-599 Seattle Transit System 555-a.jpg 1963 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
551 (2) 1960 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
  • Ex-775.
700-769 King County Metro Transit 724-a.jpg 1968 GMC T8H-5305 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
775-777 1962 GMC TDH-5301
778-779 1963 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N
780 1960 GMC TDH-4517
781-785 1964 GMC TDH-4519
786-797 1964 GMC TDH-4519
  • Leased from El Paso City Lines 3969, 3971, 3979, 3994, 3997, 3973, 3966-3967, 3988, 3993, 4000, 3964 in 1973.
792 (2) 1/1960 GMC TDH-4517
800-832 King County Metro Transit 826-a.jpg 1955 GMC TDH-4512
  • Ex-Transport of New Jersey J306, J312, J323, J327, J332, J337, J340-J343, J346, J350, J354, J357, J359-J360, J364, J366, J371, J377, J380, J382-J383, J388, J393, J396, J400, J402-J403, J405-J406, J408, J417; bought in 1974.
833-835 1956 GMC TDH-4512
836-838 1954 GMC TDH-4512
  • Ex 447-449
1100-1314 King County Metro Transit 1284-a.jpg 1976 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
1340-1349 King County Metro Transit 1343-a.jpg 1978 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
1400-1550 King County Metro Transit 1455-a.jpg 1978 MAN-AMG SG-220-18-2 MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B
1600-1707 1979 Flyer D900 (10240C) Cummins VTB-903 Allison V730
1708-1823 King County Metro Transit 1778-a.jpg 1980 Flyer D900 (10240C) Cummins VTB-903 Allison V730
1850-1851 King County Metro Transit 1850 interior-a.jpg 1980 Flyer D900 (10235C) Cummins VTB-903 Allison V730
  • Center Park Special Coaches
  • No seats except for over wheel wells and back row as rest of space is for wheelchair tie-downs
  • Replaced by 3198-3199 in 1997
1852-1884 King County Metro Transit 1852-a.jpg 1980 Flyer D900 (10235C) Cummins VTB-903 Allison V730
2000-2201 King County Metro Transit 2141-a.jpg 1981-82 MAN SG-310-18-2L MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B
3000-3146 King County Metro Transit 3022-a.jpg 1986 MAN Americana (SL-40102L) MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
3150-3159 King County Metro Transit 3155-a.jpg 1987 MAN Americana (SL-40102LM) MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
  • Originally powered by methanol
  • Converted to diesel in early 1990s
3200 King County Metro 3200-a.jpg 1995 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBM11)
Cummins M11-280E Allison B400R
1200-1234 RetiredKCM1200s.jpg 2002 Ford/Champion Challenger Ford 7.3L Ford 4R100
1900-1934 King County Metro Transit 1922-a.jpg 2007 StarTrans President LF GMC Duramax Allison 1000 Series
  • Returned to Startrans due to serious design flaws.
2599 2002 NFI DE60LF Caterpillar C9 Allison EP50
hybrid system
  • Pilot bus. Retired due to an engine fire.
  • Originally had a Cummins ISL engine

Electric trolleybus

Facilities

Garages

  • Atlantic Base - 1555 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA 98134

Current roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
4100-4199 King County Metro Transit 4156-a.jpg 2001-02 Gillig Phantom C28D102N4 ETB GE (reman by Alstom)
4200-4258 King County Metro Transit 4233-a.jpg 1990-91 Breda ADPB 350 Fuji 275hp AC
  • AEG Westinghouse controls
  • Initially electric/diesel dual mode
  • Converted to electric only.
  • 4248, 4249 and 4256 are retired

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
4300-4385 King County Metro Transit 4301-a.jpg 2014 NFI XT40 Vossloh Kiepe
  • Under going testing
4500-4554 2015 NFI XT60 Vossloh Kiepe

Retired roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
900-910, 912-1009 King County Metro Transit 999-a.jpg 1979 AMG 10240-T GE
  • Randtronics controls
4000-4045 King County Metro Transit 4042-a.jpg 1986 MAN SGT-310 Siemens KB2021
  • Siemens DC Chopper
C-Trans Clallam
Lynnwood
Everett Grays Harbor
Olympia
Island Jefferson King County
Kitsap Mason County
Tacoma
Skagit
Puget Sound
Whatcom
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