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Metro Transit, Water Taxi have 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 over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. The King County Water Taxi also has service changes on holidays.

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Thanksgiving schedules in effect Nov. 26 and 27

King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. The King County Water Taxi also has service changes on holidays.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, Metro will operate a Sunday schedule. On Friday, Nov. 27, Metro will operate reduced weekday service, which offers more service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays. Details are posted on Metro’s holiday and reduced service page. Under a Community Mobility Contract created by County Executive Constantine and funded by voter-approved Prop 1, regular bus service will be provided on Nov. 27 on about three dozen routes within the City of Seattle that were previously reduced during holiday periods.

Metro offices, including the Customer Information phone line, and Lost and Found and Pass Sales counters, will be closed on both Thursday and Friday. The Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000 will reopen Monday morning.

Sunday schedules will be in effect on the following holidays:

  • Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
  • Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 – New Year’s Day

Reduced UW service

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

  • Friday, Nov. 27 – the day after Thanksgiving
  • Thursday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Dec. 28-31 – winter holiday period, weekdays only
  • Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 – President’s 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.

Routes canceled during a “reduced weekday schedule”: 114, 192, 201, 237, 304, 308, 316, 330, 355, Group Health Express, 930

Routes with fewer trips during reduced weekday schedule operation (Identified in customer timetables with an "H"): 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 111, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 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, 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 Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) or Friday, Nov. 27, 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.