Sound Transit route 556 'Issaquah / U District Station'

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Sound Transit route 556 'Issaquah / U District Station' is wheelchair accessible.
556 Issaquah / U District
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New Flyer D60LFR - 9805 operating on route 556 to Issaquah seen on 15th Avenue NE in the University District.
Service Area University District (Seattle), Bellevue, Issaquah
Termini University District (15th Avenue NE & NE 43rd Street)
Issaquah (Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride)
Operations King County Metro
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Branches 556 Issaquah
556 University District

Route Diagram

556 Issaquah / University District is an express bus route operated by Sound Transit in the Puget Sound area of Washington State[1].

Route Details

This east-west express bus route runs between U District Station and Issaquah via Bellevue. This route runs during weekday peak hours only, with service to U District in the morning and service to Issaquah in the afternoon. There is no weekend service on this route.

Frequency

Branch Weekdays
AM Peak
(5-9 AM)
PM Peak
(2:30-6:15 PM)
556
Eastbound
N/A 20-30
556
Westbound
20-30 N/A

Route Stops

Towards U District Station

  • Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (Bay 4)
  • 9th Ave NE & NE Ellis Dr
  • Issaquah Transit Center (Bay 3)
  • Eastgate Freeway Station (Bay 3) (I-90 & 142nd Pl SE)
  • South Bellevue Park & Ride (Bay 1)
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 16th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 10th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 3rd St
  • Bellevue Way NE & Main St
  • NE 4th St & 105th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 5)
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Montlake Blvd E & E Shelby St
  • NE Pacific St at NE Pacific Place
  • UW Station (Bay 2) (NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE)
  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE
  • 15th Ave NE & NE Campus Pkwy
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 42nd St
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St

Towards Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride

  • 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd St
  • 15th Ave NE & NE Campus Parkway
  • 15th Ave NE & NE 40th St
  • NE Pacific St & 15th Ave NE
  • UW Station (Bay 1) (NE Pacific St & Montlake Blvd NE)
  • Montlake Blvd E & E Lake Washington Blvd
  • Evergreen Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & Evergreen Point Rd)
  • Yarrow Point Freeway Station EB (SR-520 & 92nd Ave)
  • Bellevue Transit Center (Bay 8)
  • NE 4th St & 108th Ave NE
  • Bellevue Way NE & NE 4th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & Main St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 3rd St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 11th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & SE 16th St
  • Bellevue Way SE & 112th Ave SE (S. Bellevue P&R under construction)
  • Eastgate Freeway Station (Bay 4) (I-90 & 142nd Pl SE)
  • Issaquah Transit Center (Bay 6)
  • Highlands Dr NE & NE Ellis Dr
  • Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (Bay 3)

History

  • September 2005 - Route introduced as variation of route 555[2]
  • September 2008 - University District routing modified to run along 15th Avenue NE for common U-District stops[2]
  • June 2009 - Route modified to operate via Eastgate Freeway Station[2]
  • October 2021 - Northgate Link Light Rail Extension: Route shortened to end at U District Station.

References

  1. Lost & Found, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sound Transit 2010 Service Implementation Plan December 10, 2009, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
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