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Ride a Metro shuttle to Husky games

Summary

Football season is back, and so is King County Metro Transit’s shuttle service to Husky games.This Saturday, fans can ride non-stop Husky shuttle buses to Husky Stadium from eight park-and-ride locations, including Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, Shoreline, South Kirkland, South Renton and Northgate Transit Center.

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Football season is back, and so is King County Metro Transit’s shuttle service to Husky games.

This Saturday, fans can ride non-stop Husky shuttle buses to Husky Stadium from eight park-and-ride locations, including Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, Shoreline, South Kirkland, South Renton and Northgate Transit Center.

UW vs. Rutgers, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2

Pre-game shuttles leave park and ride lots as they fill starting 2½ hours prior to kick-off time, with the last buses from each park-and-ride leaving approximately 40 minutes before kick-off, except for the Federal Way shuttle; this trip can take up to one hour and the shuttles are scheduled accordingly.

A $5 round trip voucher is required for each person age 6 and older to board the shuttle. Purchase vouchers from the vendor located at each park-and-ride lot. No passes or transfers are accepted on the Husky park-and-ride shuttles, including ORCA and UPASS. Game tickets are not accepted as fare on any service.

Post-game shuttles depart from designated locations near UW Husky Stadium. The last park-and-ride shuttle leaves the Husky Stadium area 30 minutes after the game.

Downtown shuttle service; ride Link light rail

With the expansion of Link light rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington, Husky shuttle service from downtown Seattle is discontinued. Rider alerts will be posted at stops directing people to ride Link light rail instead.

Buses rerouted

Fans and regular Metro riders should be prepared for heavy game-day traffic and delays in and around the University District.

With shuttles picking up and dropping off on Montlake Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, riders of all regular Metro routes serving the UW light rail station (44, 45, 65, 71, 73, 75, 271 and 372) will be rerouted to 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Campus Parkway before and immediately after the game (see online rider alerts for more info).  Riders headed to or from Husky Stadium can walk or ride a free shuttle the rest of the way.

The shuttle operates about every 7 ½ minutes from a posted shuttle stop southbound on University Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast Pacific Street. It will serve stops along Pacific before turning around at 22nd Avenue East and Mountlake to provide westbound service back to the University District.

For information about regular transit service to games, or to plan other trips, visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner. When planning your trip, check Metro’s Service Advisories page to find out about any known revisions to your routes.

UW Huskies 2016 home schedule

 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, vs. Rutgers

2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Idaho

5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, vs. Portland State

6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, vs. Stanford (no shuttle, Friday game)

TBA Saturday, Oct. 22, vs. Oregon State

TBA Saturday, Nov. 12, vs. USC

TBA Saturday, Nov. 19, vs. Arizona State