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New express bus route connects Green Lake to Redmond

What do you think? (1 Comment) January 15, 2011 at 6:19AM

A new Sound Transit Express bus route now connects Green Lake, the U District, Overlake and downtown Redmond.

Route 542 begins at the Redmond Transit Center and operates along the SR 520 corridor, with stops at Redmond City Hall, the SR 520/NE 51st Freeway Station, the Overlake Transit Center, Yarrow Point Freeway Station, and Evergreen Point Freeway Station.

Including Mountlake Boulevard, the route makes six on-street stops in the University District before ending at the 65th Street Park-and-Ride in east Green Lake.

Service runs every 15 minutes in both directions on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

According to Sound Transit, the new route responds to the expected increase in demand for transit across the SR 520 bridge when tolls start this spring.

The route 542 map, fares, and schedule are available here.

One Response to “New express bus route connects Green Lake to Redmond”

  1. Erik says:

    This is a godsend for the local Microsofties… you don’t have to ride the 48 (always packed with UW students with super-frequent stops) all the way to Montlake.