RapidRide bus leaving Bellevue Transit Center
|Operator||King County Metro|
|Vehicle||New Flyer articulated buses|
|Began service||October 1, 2011|
|Predecessors||Route 230, 253|
|Communities served||Redmond, Overlake, Bellevue|
|Start||Redmond Transit Center|
|Via||NE 90th St|
148th Ave NE
NE 40th St
156th Ave NE
NE 8th St
|End||Bellevue Transit Center|
|Length||10 miles (16 km)|
|Frequency||Peak: 10 minutes|
Off-peak: 15 minutes
Early morning & night: 30 minutes
|Weekend frequency||15 minutes (most times)|
|Journey time||50 minutes|
|Operates||Weekdays: 4:21 am-12:25 am|
Weekends: 6:00 am-12:25 am
|Ridership||6,600 (weekday average, spring 2015)|
|Timetable||B Line timetable|
|Map||B Line map|
The B Line is one of six RapidRide lines (routes with some bus rapid transit features) operated by King County Metro in King County, Washington. The B Line began service on October 1, 2011, running between downtown Redmond, Overlake and downtown Bellevue. The line runs mainly via NE 8th Street, 156th Avenue NE, NE 40th Street and 148th Avenue NE. Unlike most of the RapidRide lines, the B Line does not offer scheduled service during late-night and early morning hours.
This corridor was previously served Metro routes 230 and 253 which carried a combined average of 5,070 riders on weekdays during the last month in service. Since the implementation of RapidRide on the corridor, ridership has grown 30 percent and the B Line served an average of 6,600 riders on weekdays in spring 2015.
|4:21 am – 6:00 am||15-30||No Service|
|6:00 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 – 10:00 pm||15||15|
|10:00 pm – 12:25 am||30||30|
|12:25 am – 4:21 am||No Service||No Service|
All times are estimated headways.
- 2015 Service Guidelines Report (PDF). King County Metro. October 2015. p. A-22. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
- "RapidRide". King County Metro Transit. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
- "Pacific Highway South RapidRide > Map". King County Metro Transit. January 8, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
- Lindblom, Mike (July 7, 2014). "RapidRide use is way up". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- B Line website
- RapidRide website
- RapidRide Blog
- King County Metro