• Metro starts all-door boarding on Third Avenue

    By: Alison Grande


    SEATTLE - When the bus tunnel closes to buses on March 23, for the expansion of light rail, all buses will be moved on to Seattle streets.

    Metro is working to increase capacity, especially on Third Avenue. Starting on March 23, passengers will be able to board through all doors. If you pay with cash you must board through the front door, if you have an Orca card, tap it and get on. 

    Most stops along Third Avenue have had Orca card readers added. At the stops where there is not an Orca card reader, Metro will have employees with scanners ready to help. 

    Metro employees demonstrated the difference in boarding through all doors. It took about half as long as traditional boarding. 

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