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August 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Metro transit: Is The Seven the slowest?

Think Route 7 is bad? Try the 36

Anyone who thinks King County Metro Route 7 is slow, crowded and unpredictable obviously has not ridden Route 36 lately.

Southbound in the evening hours the 36 is often crammed with 20 or more riders standing in the aisle when the 36 arrives at the Benaroya Hall stop at Third Avenue and Union Street.

By the time the 36 arrives at 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street it is very often illegally overweight and jamb-packed beyond all reason and belief.

Southbound from downtown, I often take the relatively uncrowded Route 7 bus and transfer to the 39 or light rail to get to the top of Beacon Hill. The Seven is by far faster, less crowded and more likely on time.

— George and Patricia Robertson, Seattle

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