RapidRide F Line

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F Line
RapidRide wordmark.svg
TukwilaStation3.jpg
RapidRide F line bus stopped at Tukwila Station.
Overview
SystemRapidRide
OperatorKing County Metro
GarageSouth Base
Vehicle17 New Flyer DE60LFA & New Flyer DE60LFR buses[1]
Began serviceJune 7, 2014
PredecessorsRoutes 110, 140
Route
LocaleKing County
Communities servedBurien, SeaTac Tukwila, Renton
Landmarks servedTukwila International Boulevard Station, Tukwila City Hall, Westfield Southcenter, Tukwila Station, South Renton Park and Ride, Renton Transit Center, Boeing Renton Factory
StartBurien Transit Center
Via4th Ave SW
SW 156th St
S 154th St
Southcenter Blvd
Andover Park W
Strander Blvd
West Valley Hwy
Oakesdale Ave SW
SW 16th St
Lind Ave SW
SW 7th St
Rainier Ave S
S 2nd St/S 3rd St
Logan Ave N
EndThe Landing, north Renton
Length12.8 miles
Service
FrequencyPeak: 10 minutes
Off-peak: 15 minutes
Nights: 30 minutes
Weekend frequency15 minutes (most times)
Journey time55 minutes
OperatesWeekdays: 4:45 am - 12:00 am
Weekends: 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Daily ridership5,600 (June 2015)[2]
FarePeak: $2.75
Off-peak: $2.50
TimetableF Line timetable
MapF Line map
Route diagram
RapidRide F Line
Burien Transit Center
SW 152nd St
4th Ave SW
1st Ave S
2nd Ave S
Des Moines
Memorial Dr S
24th Ave S
32nd Ave S
Tukwila International
Boulevard Station
42nd Ave S
The Boulevard
at South Station
52nd Ave S
62nd Ave S
(Tukwila City Hall)
65th Ave S
Baker Blvd
(Westfield Southcenter)
Andover Park E
West Valley Hwy
Tukwila Station
Sounder commuter rail
Sounder
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Boeing Commercial
Airplane Group
SW 16th St
SW Grady Way
SW 7th St
Rainier Ave S
(South Renton Park and Ride)
S 4th Pl
S 3rd Pl
Shattuck Ave S
Renton Transit Center
N 6th St
N 10th St
(Boeing Renton Factory)
Garden Ave N
(The Landing)

 Key 
station
stop
westbound only stop
eastbound only stop
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The F Line is one of six RapidRide lines (routes with some bus rapid transit features) operated by King County Metro in King County, Washington. The F Line began service on June 7, 2014,[3] running between the Burien Transit Center and "The Landing" in north Renton. Other major stops and destinations served include Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station, Southcenter Mall, Tukwila Sounder/Amtrak Station, South Renton Park and Ride, Renton Transit Center and the Boeing Renton Factory.[4] Unlike most of the RapidRide lines, the F Line does not offer scheduled service during late-night and early morning hours.[4]

History[edit]

This corridor was previously served by Metro routes 110 and 140, with the latter carrying 3,500 riders on an average weekday in April 2014 [1] With the implementation of RapidRide, the corridor saw an overall 69 percent increase in service,[1] and ridership has grown 47 percent, with the F Line serving an average of 5,600 riders on weekdays in June 2015.[2]

Service[edit]

Headways[4]
Time Monday-Friday Weekend/Holidays
4:45 am – 6:00 am 15 No Service
6:00 am – 8:00 am 10 30
8:00 am – 9:00 am 10 15
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 15 15
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 10 15
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 15 15
8:00 pm – 12:00 am 30 30
12:00 am – 4:45 am No Service No Service

All times are estimated headways.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "King County celebrates launch of new RapidRide F Line". King County Metro. June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b King County Metro (June 29, 2015). "King County, Tukwila and Westfield Southcenter celebrate Tukwila Urban Transit Center improvements". Retrieved June 29, 2015. June marks the first anniversary of the launch of RapidRide F Line, which now carries 5,600 riders daily – 47 percent more than the predecessor route 140.
  3. ^ "RapidRide". King County Metro Transit. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "RapidRide F Line". Retrieved June 10, 2014.

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