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Metro Transit has upcoming holiday schedules, reduced service

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King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the holidays, including the final week of the year.

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King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the holidays, including the final week of the year.

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.

Reduced weekday service offers more service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays. Some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes have individual trips canceled. Also, some trips and routes serving the University of Washington are canceled when the university is not in session.

Metro offices, including the Customer Information phone line, and Lost and Found and Pass Sales counters, will be closed on holidays. Otherwise, the Customer Information Office can be reached at 206-553-3000.

Sunday schedules will be in effect on the following holidays:

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

The reduced weekday schedule and no UW will be in effect on:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Friday and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 29, 30, 31 – winter holiday period, weekdays only
  • Monday, Jan. 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

Routes canceled during a “reduced weekday schedule”
5EX, 15EX, 17EX, 21EX, 29, 56EX, 114, 192, 201, 237, 304, 308, 316, 330, 355, 601 Group Health, 930

Routes with fewer trips during reduced weekday schedule operation 
(Identified in customer timetables with an "H"): 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 24, 26EX, 27, 28EX, 33, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 50, 60, 64, 70, 76, 77, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 111, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 143, 150, 153, 157, 158, 159, 167, 168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 212, 214, 218, 219, 232, 242, 244, 249, 252, 255, 268, 269, 303, 311, 312, 342, 907, 931

Routes with designated trips canceled when the UW is not in session
(Identified in timetables): 31, 32, 48, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 271, 277, 331, 372, 373

An overview of all Metro holiday service is online. Visit Metro Online for more transit information, or call the Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000.

King County Water Taxi

The Vashon and West Seattle routes of the King County Water Taxi do not operate on Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) or Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day.) For information about King County Water Taxi service – and DART Shuttle routes 773 and 775 – during the holidays, visit www.kingcounty.gov/watertaxi.