As of April 3, Link Transit will improve frequency to 30 minutes on several routes and make some minor changes to other routes to improve reliability.
Routes that will be improved to arrive every 30 minutes:
-Route 3 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays)
-Route 7 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays)
-Route 9 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays)
*Note that these routes will operate every 60 minutes outside of these timeframes.
Routes that will have minor timing changes to improve reliability:
-Route 1N, 1S, 4, 5, 9, 12 and 21
Additional changes include:
-Route 1S: This route will serve a new bus stop on S. Wenatchee Ave. near Beuzer Street. The bus stop on Terminal & Mission will no longer be served.
-Route 3: The Saddle Rock trailhead bus stop will be “on-call” for all trips. The bus will loop around Central Washington Hospital unless there is a call to serve Saddle Rock trailhead.
-Route 8: The 5:30 p.m. departure from Columbia Station will continue as Route 18.
-Route 18: A new trip will be added from Olds Station though East Wenatchee to Wenatchee Valley College at 5:47 p.m.
-Route 22: Route 22 will again provide access through Leavenworth. On a temporary basis, Route 22 will use Ski Hill Dr. and Evans St. to turn around until a proposed new roundabout is constructed at US 2 & Icicle Rd. During this time, two bus stops on US 2 west of Ski Hill Dr. will be closed, and two new bus stops will be added (Ski Hill Dr. & US 2 and Evans & Central Ave.)
Electric vehicles are being tested on this route and will operate on approximately six roundtrips per weekday, adding five minutes of charging time at Wilkommen Park & Ride before returning to Wenatchee. On trips heading toward Wenatchee, bus stops through Leavenworth will be served five minutes earlier than previously.
-Route 22S: The shuttle service through Leavenworth is discontinued.
-Route 24: This route will provide better access to downtown Wenatchee by serving bus stops on Orondo between Mission St. and Wenatchee Ave.
Where Can I Get Route & Schedule Information
You can download a copy of the new schedule book at www.linktransit.com or they are also available on board on Link buses, at Columbia Station and various locations in the service area. Download the MyStop mobile app to your smartphone so you can have access to all route and schedule information wherever you are. For more information on these changes or any other Link Transit service, please contact Link Transit at 509-662-1155.
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