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Holiday/reduced schedules for Metro Transit, Water Taxi


King County Metro Transit riders are reminded that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the coming holiday weeks.


UW service also reduced during winter break

King County Metro Transit riders are reminded that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the coming holiday weeks. Details are posted on Metro’s holiday and reduced service page.

Metro offices, including the Customer Information center, Lost and Found and Pass Sales counters, will be closed Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26 or Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2.  The Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000 will reopen Tuesday morning following each holiday weekend.

Reduced UW service

Sunday schedules will be in effect on the following holidays:

  • Sunday, Dec. 25 – Christmas, and Monday, Dec. 26 (Observed)
  • Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day, and Monday, Jan. 2 (Observed)

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

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Dec. 27-30 – winter holiday period, weekdays only
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2016 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 20, 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”: 201, 237, 304, 308, 316, 330, 355, 930

Routes with fewer trips during reduced weekday schedule (Identified in customer timetables with an "H"): 101, 102, 111, 114, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 143, 157, 167, 168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 186, 187, 190, 192, 212, 214, 218, 219, 232, 243, 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, 73, 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 King County Water Taxi does not operate West Seattle or Vashon service on Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, Dec. 26 (Observed), or Sunday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) and Monday, Jan. 2,  nor will DART Shuttle routes 773 and 775. For information about King County Water Taxi service – and DART Shuttle routes 773 and 775 – during the holidays, visit