Transit riders board a Metro Route No. 36 bus in downtown Seattle in 2016. Next month, all buses using the downtown bus tunnel will be shifted to surface streets. (Tyler Sipe / The Seattle Times)
Transit riders board a Metro Route No. 36 bus in downtown Seattle in 2016. Next month, all buses using the downtown bus tunnel will be shifted to surface streets. (Tyler Sipe / The Seattle Times)

If you rely on a bus through downtown, prepare for big changes

Instead of traveling beneath downtown in the bus tunnel, 830 bus trips each weekday will shift to already congested surface streets next month to allow Sound Transit to run more light-rail trains through the tunnel.

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