West Seattle Water Taxi canceled through the end of this week while repairs are completed on the Seacrest ramp

Editor’s note: Repairs have been completed. Service resumes Monday morning, Nov. 2.

Service on the West Seattle route of the King County Water Taxi is canceled Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, while repairs take place at the Seacrest ramp in West Seattle. Service is expected to resume Monday morning, Nov. 2.

Damaged pin on Seacrest Dock

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, a routine inspection at the Seacrest Dock identified wear and damage to one of the pins and swing arms which supports the connection of the ramp to the shore. After further assessment, as a safety precaution, a decision was made to replace the entire dock-to-shore hinge and attachment mechanism. Repairs could extend into the weekend and updates will be provided as necessary.

During this time, Water Taxi shuttle routes 773 and 775 will continue to operate as usual in West Seattle. While Water Taxi service is suspended, riders are encouraged to use one or more of the following options:


  • Metro’s RapidRide C Line and routes 21, 55, 56, 57, 120 & 125 connect West Seattle to downtown Seattle – close to the Pier 50 passenger only facility located at Alaskan Way and Columbia Street.
  • Route 128 connects the Admiral District, Morgan Junction, High Point, Delridge, South Seattle College and White Center areas with the West Seattle
  • Water Taxi shuttle routes 773 & 775 will continue to operate their regular routes and schedules during this time, connecting West Seattle riders to the West Seattle Junction and Alki Beach via Harbor Avenue, Alki Avenue and North Admiral.

Link light rail

  • Metro Route 50 connects West Seattle – including North Delridge, the Alaska Junction, the Admiral District and Alki Beach to Link light rail at SODO


Visit Metro’s online regional Puget Sound Trip Planner or call the Customer Information Office on weekdays at 206-553-3000 to plan transit trips.

Text your stop ID to 62550 for the next scheduled or estimated departure times of transit service at your stop.

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