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Metro service cuts start Saturday, Route 48 Express to end

Metro’s first round of service cuts go into effect this Saturday. In our neighborhood, the Route 48 Express is being discontinued. But Route 48 local will fill in a few of those gaps by having three morning peak period trips start at 32nd Avenue NW and Loyal Avenue NW instead of 1st Avenue NW and NW 90th Street.

Service will be canceled on 28 routes and reduced or revised on another 13 routes. As a result, riders will see about 250 closed bus stops, nearly 1,200 changed bus stop signs and 800 posted rider alerts.

By entering a date after Sept. 27 in Metro’s online trip planner, riders can see what alternatives are available as routes are canceled or revised. New orange timetables also are available. Metro customer service is providing trip planning help at 206-553-3000.