Sound Transit will have reduced bus service for Christmas and New Year’s holidays

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King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on holiday and reduced weekday schedules over the Christmas holiday and during several holiday periods through January – including a full week of reduced service Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

Using a limited schedule over holiday periods from November through January is estimated to save Metro about $1 million each year. These are planned reductions for holiday periods when Metro has historically seen a reduction in the number of weekday riders – estimated to be 15 percent or more systemwide. Details are posted on Metro’s holiday and reduced service page.

Sunday schedules will be in effect on the following holidays:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

The reduced weekday schedule will be in effect on:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Thursday, Friday and Monday, Dec. 26-31  – winter holiday period, weekdays only
  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On days with reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes have individual trips canceled. Also, Metro makes some adjustments to routes that serve the University of Washington. When the UW is not in session, there will be some bus trip reductions.

Many routes will have no changes. If the route is not listed below, it has no changes when reduced weekday service is in effect.



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