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Link light rail service between SODO and Capitol Hill stations will be temporarily interrupted Sunday morning

Shuttle buses will operate for riders while state crews conduct bi-annual inspections of bridges over light rail tracks

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Link light rail service will temporarily stop running between the SODO and Capitol Hill stations Sunday, June 27 from approximately 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. This will allow the Washington State Department of Transportation to conduct routine inspections of area bridges over the light rail tracks.

During the service interruption, light rail riders will need to switch between trains and Link Shuttle buses. One Link Shuttle will run between the Capitol Hill station and Westlake station. A separate Link Shuttle will run between Westlake station and SODO station. Passengers traveling between Capitol Hill and SODO will need to change Link Shuttle buses at Westlake Station.

Link Shuttle buses will run approximately every ten minutes. Sound Transit personnel will be available to help passengers with transfers. During this time, passengers riding Link to connect to King County's Trailhead Direct service at the Mount Baker Transit Center or Capitol Hill station should plan additional travel and transfer time.

Light rail trains will return to their regular Sunday schedule at approximately 11 a.m. 

All Sound Transit passengers must wear face coverings consistent with public health directives. Riders should also follow social distancing and other critical health guidelines to protect the community.

A language line is available to provide translation assistance for limited English proficiency persons at 800-823-9230.

Sound Transit remains committed to working closely with its partners to continue serving the public. Efforts will continue to prioritize serving riders who depend on Sound Transit's services, including seniors, people with disabilities, Title VI protected populations (race, color, national origin), low-income and limited-English-proficiency populations.

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