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Pierce Transit Route 495 Change

PIERCE TRANSIT ROUTE 495
CHANGES TO SOUND TRANSIT EXPRESS ROUTE 580
RIDERS WILL HAVE EXPANDED SERVICE
TO LAKEWOOD AND IMPROVED BUS/TRAIN CONNECTIONS

Date: September 18, 2015

LAKEWOOD, WA. Effective Monday, September 28 Pierce Transit’s Route 495, which originates at the Puyallup Sounder Station and runs to the South Hill Park & Ride and the South Hill Mall, will change to Sound Transit’s Route 580.

The new route will offer riders several improved service options, including:

  • Service to and from the Lakewood Sounder Station. Route 495 currently runs only within Puyallup. Express Route 580 will take riders between the Puyallup Sounder Station and the Lakewood Sounder Station, with stops at the SR-512 Park & Ride, the South Hill Park & Ride, and the Washington State Fair’s Red Lot.
  • New morning service. Route 495 currently runs only in the afternoon. The new Sound Transit Express Route 580 will offer morning and afternoon peak time runs between the Puyallup Sounder Station and the Lakewood Sounder Station, with the stops noted above.
  • Better connections with trains. Route 580 will connect with all scheduled Sounder service, including the reverse-commute trains. This offers anyone living in the Lakewood area better access to all Sounder trains on the south line.

While Route 495 included a stop at the South Hill Mall, the new Route 580 will not include this stop.

For more information about the new Route 580, including specific route times, please visit Sound Transit’s website at http://www.soundtransit.org/new580

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