Fans headed to the Huskies’ home opener this Saturday at Husky Stadium can ride Metro-operated shuttle buses directly to the stadium from six park-and-ride locations. In a change from past years, the University of Washington is contracting for private shuttles to operate from the Shoreline park-and-ride and Northgate Transit Center.
Metro offers nonstop football shuttle service in partnership with the UW Huskies from six park-and-ride locations, including Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, South Kirkland, and South Renton.
Metro will no longer operate dedicated Husky service from the Shoreline park-and-ride and Northgate Transit Center. The Huskies gameday transportation website has information on private shuttle service for fans traveling from those locations.
Metro’s pre-game shuttles leave park-and-ride lots as they fill starting 2½ hours prior to kick-off time. The last buses leave from each park-and-ride approximately 40 minutes before kick-off, except for the Federal Way bus; this trip can take up to one hour and the service is scheduled accordingly. Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
A $7 round trip voucher is required for each person age 6 and older to board any Metro-operated Husky service. Vouchers can be purchased from the vendor located at each park-and-ride lot. No passes or transfers are accepted on the Husky park-and-ride direct service, including ORCA and UPASS. Game tickets are not accepted as fare on any service.
Post-game park-and-ride direct service buses depart from designated locations near UW Husky Stadium. The last bus to each park-and-ride leaves the Husky Stadium area 30 minutes after the game.
Fans also can ride any regularly-scheduled bus service and Link light rail from south-end locations or downtown Seattle to the University of Washington station outside Husky Stadium. Check for reroutes on some regularly-scheduled bus service in the Husky Stadium area.
Fans and regular Metro riders should be prepared for heavy traffic, reroutes and delays.
With bus and car traffic on Montlake Boulevard and Northeast Pacific Street, riders of most regular Metro routes serving the UW Link light rail station (31, 32, 44, 45, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, and 372) will be rerouted to 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Campus Parkway before and immediately after the game (see details online). Riders headed to or from the Link station or Husky Stadium can walk or ride a free Metro shuttle bus the rest of the way. The U-District shuttle bus will operate about every 7½ minutes from a regular posted southbound bus stop on University Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast Pacific Street. The shuttle will serve stops along Pacific Street in both directions.
Huskies 2017 home schedule
5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, vs. Montana
6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, vs. Fresno State
TBA, Saturday, Oct. 7, vs. California
TBA, Saturday, Oct. 28, vs. UCLA
TBA, Saturday, Nov. 4, vs. Oregon
TBA, Saturday, Nov. 18, vs. Utah
TBA, Saturday, Nov. 25, vs. Washington State