Metro Transit is expecting major transit delays and reroutes on 11 bus routes today due to planned May Day marches and protests.
As city streets temporarily close as a result of planned May Day activities, certain Metro Transit buses will be rerouted; others will face delays starting midday and likely well into the evening Monday, May 1.
- Bus reroutes are planned around the Immigration March (Judkins Park to Seattle Center) about 1 p.m., rerouting 11 Metro routes (7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 36, 43, 47, 49 & 106) and delaying ST Express Routes 522, 545, 554 and all other transit service traveling downtown Seattle streets.
- Bus rolling slowdowns or temporary short-term reroutes will be implemented as needed for all other expected and unexpected demonstrations, marches and rallies, managed by transit chiefs using information from Seattle Police Department, Seattle Emergency Operations Center and the Metro Transit Control Center.
- First Hill Streetcar service is expected to be disrupted during the day, and part of the route will not be served while marchers are on the street.
- South Lake Union Streetcar service might be disrupted by a march expected to occur between11 a.m. and 3 p.m. As a result, streetcar service will be halted at 9 a.m. after the end of the morning peak service, with cars tentatively scheduled to return to the base yard until supervisors determine service can be reliably restored.
- Link light rail service will operate more three-car trains during the day.