Extra Tacoma Link service on tap for Tall Ships event

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Tacoma Link will offer extended service hours during the Tall Ships Festival this weekend along the Thea Foss waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Parking for the event will be at the Tacoma Dome, with easy access to the Tacoma Dome Link station at 424 E. 25th St.

On Thursday, July 3, Tacoma Link will run on its normal weekday schedule. On Friday through Sunday, July 4 through 6, Link will operate on a Saturday schedule. The last train on July 4th will depart the Theater District Station at 11:10 p.m. On Monday, July 7, the last day of the Tall Ships Festival, Tacoma Link will operate on its normal weekday schedule. 

Two downtown stops offer convenient access to the Tall Ships Festival entrances. 

  • Union Station at South 19th Street (walk to the festival across the Bridge of Glass)
  • Convention Center at South 15th Street (walk to festival via the 15th Street ramp)

The Tall Ships Festival in 2005 brought record-breaking ridership to Tacoma Link. Numerous festival-goers are expected to use Tacoma Link again this year to explore the 32 sailing vessels featured in this year’s event.

Visitors from around the region are encouraged to take transit to the festival and avoid parking. Regular weekday Sounder service will run between Seattle and Tacoma on Thursday, July 3. Many ST Express, Pierce Transit, and other regularly scheduled transit services can take Tall Ships festival-goers to the Tacoma Dome Station where they can access Tacoma Link and shuttle service to the waterfront.

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