First public ride of Sounder commuter train on Feb. 29

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Be the first to get on board a demonstration ride of Sound Transit's Sounder commuter train on Feb. 29. The comfortable bi-level Sounder train, featuring 140 high-back upholstered seats, work tables, surge-protected outlets and restrooms, will leave Seattle's King Street Station at 5:20 p.m. A limited number of free tickets for an ST Express bus ride from Tacoma and the return trip on Sounder are available on a first-come, first served basis at the Tacoma Dome Station on Feb. 22 and 23 between 5:30 - 9 a.m. Tickets will not be available on the day of the trip.

Voter-approved in 1996, Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county regional transit system plan known as Sound Move. Sound Move is a seamless blend of three transportation systems: Sounder commuter rail, running 82 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail, a 21-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6 mile system in Tacoma; and Regional Express, featuring 18 new ST Express limited stop, long-haul bus routes and numerous improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and HOV lanes throughout the region.

For more information on Sound Move, please visit the Sound Transit website at, or call or write for more information at Sound Transit, Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 398-5000 or 1-800-201-4900.

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