Metro Transit has upcoming holiday schedules, reduced service

Thanksgiving schedules in effect Nov. 28 and 29

information from King County Metro

King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on holiday 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.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, Metro will operate a Sunday schedule. On Friday, Nov. 29, Metro will operate reduced weekday service, which offers more service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays.

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:
Thursday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
Wednesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

The reduced weekday schedule will be in effect on:
Friday, Nov. 29 – day after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
Thursday, Friday and Monday, Dec. 26-30 – weekdays, winter holiday period
Tuesday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve
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.

Routes canceled during a “reduced weekday schedule”
5EX, 7EX, 15EX,17EX, 21EX, 29, 48EX, 56EX, 62, 114, 152, 161, 192, 201, 210, 237, 243, 250, 260, 268, 304, 308, 316, 330, 355, 601 Group Health, 930, 935

Routes with fewer trips during reduced weekday schedule operation
(Identified in customer timetables with an "H")
1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 24, 26EX, 28EX, 33, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50, 60, 64, 70, 76, 77, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 140, 143, 150, 153, 157, 158, 159, 168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 202, 203, 212, 214, 216, 218, 219, 232, 242, 244, 252, 255, 257, 265, 269, 303, 311, 312, 331, 342, 358, 907, 931

Routes with designated trips canceled when the UW is not in session
(Identified in timetables) 31, 32, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 205, 271, 277, 372, 373.

An overview of all Metro holiday service is online at metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/holidays.html. Visit Metro Online for more information, or call the Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000.

For information about King County Water Taxi service – and DART Shuttle routes 773 and 775 – during the holidays, visit www.kingcounty.gov/watertaxi.

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