New Year’s holiday means reduced Metro Transit, Sound Transit service

December 29, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 11 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011

King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit bus riders should prepare for reduced service for the New Year’s holiday.

Metro Transit usually serves 20 percent to 40 percent fewer weekday riders between Christmas and the New Year’s holiday, so the agency is in the midst of a weeklong service reduction.

The reduced weekday schedule and regular fares take effect for Metro Transit through Friday and again on Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Expect Sunday schedules and fares on Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, and Jan. 2, New Year’s Day, observed.

For reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and Metro Transit cancels some trips on other routes.

The reduced weekday schedule features more bus service than on weekends, but less service than on regular weekdays.

Sound Transit buses operate on a Saturday schedule for New Year’s Eve, and Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day and the day after New Year’s Day. The agency operates on a weekday schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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