RapidRide E Line
Coming to Shoreline and Seattle in 2014
Metro’s new bus rapid transit service will come to Aurora Avenue North in February 2014, when the RapidRide E Line replaces Route 358. The E Line will operate between Shoreline’s Aurora Village Transit Center and downtown Seattle.
RapidRide service is being designed to keep people moving throughout the day in this heavily used transit corridor. Learn more about RapidRide
The RapidRide E Line will give riders streamlined service to destinations along the route, including major employers, stores, medical and other services, and residential areas.
Destinations near the E Line include:
- Shoreline City Hall
- Woodland Park Zoo
- East Queen Anne
- Downtown Seattle
The E Line also will stop at the Aurora Village Transit Center and Shoreline Park-and-Ride.
Routing and stop locations
Between the Aurora Village Transit Center and downtown Seattle, the preferred E Line alignment will primarily follow the path of current Route 358. The one exception is southbound between Winona Avenue N and N 63rd Street, where the E Line will stay on Aurora Avenue N instead of serving Linden Avenue N as Route 358 currently does.
There will be nearly 30 stations and stops along the E Line, spaced an average of 2,100 feet apart (not including stops in downtown Seattle). Stops are spaced closer together along parts of the route where land use suggests higher passenger turnover, and farther apart along parts with few transit attractions.
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Partners help buses go faster
Metro and the cities of Shoreline and Seattle are working together to help buses go faster through this corridor. Improvements made through these partnerships will include:
- Business access and transit (BAT) lanes—business access, transit, and right turns only.
- Transit signal priority—Additional green time at traffic signals to help buses get through intersections quickly.
- Initial planning and design
- Public outreach for routing and stop spacing (Jan.-March 2012)
- King County Council adopted final routing and stop locations (July 2012)
- Construction began in May 2013
- Service begins February 2014