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Link light rail service will be temporarily suspended between Capitol Hill and SODO stations January 15 and 16 

Link Shuttle buses will operate to transport riders between stations

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Due to planned rail maintenance, Link light rail will be temporarily suspended between Capitol Hill and SODO stations from the start of service Saturday, January 15 through the end of service Sunday, January 16. Normal operations will resume at the start of service Monday, January 17.

During this time, Sound Transit will provide Link Shuttle buses to transport passengers. The buses will run every 15 minutes and stop at all stations between Capitol Hill and SODO. Passengers should plan ahead and allow for extra time for transfers between buses and trains. 

Alternatively, riders can also take Route 8 from Seattle Center to Capitol Hill. Riders traveling between Downtown Seattle and SODO can take routes 101, 150 or 594. Please note that late-night Link riders can connect to Route 132 at SODO Station (with departures at 12:05 a.m., 12:35 a.m. and 1:05 a.m.) by walking to 4th Ave. and S. Lander St.

All Sound Transit passengers must wear face coverings in compliance with the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate. 

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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