More Gridiron, Even Less Gridlock: Due to popular demand, Sound Transit will run an additional Sounder train for Nov. 3 Seahawks game

Publish Date
Body

In response to record-breaking, standing room only ridership on the opening day of Sound Transit's "Sounder Seahawks Special" service, a second train is being added for the Seattle Seahawks Nov. 3rd home game. The additional special service will give even more Seahawks fans a stress-free, traffic-free travel option to and from the game.

Seahawks fans can board the Sounder Seahawks trains, which will arrive around noon at Seattle's King Street Station (just a short walk from the new Seahawks Stadium), according to the following schedule:

Tacoma

10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Puyallup

10:57 a.m.

11:12 a.m.

Sumner

11:02 a.m.

11:17 a.m.

Auburn

11:10 a.m.

11:25 a.m.

Kent

11:17 a.m.

11:32 a.m.

Tukwila

11:24 a.m.

11:39 a.m.

Seattle's King Street Station

11:45 a.m.

Noon

For the return trip, the trains will leave King Street Station at 4:55 and 5:10 p.m. sharp (fans may begin boarding at 4:30 p.m. — due to railroad schedules, the trains must depart at 4:55 and 5:10 p.m. even if the game goes into overtime).

Train fares are the same as regular Sounder service (a roundtrip ticket for adults from Tacoma, Puyallup and Sumner is $8; $6 if you board in Auburn, Kent or Tukwila). The PugetPass and FlexPass are valid for Seahawks Sounder service; an upgrade ticket is required if the pass value is less than the trip cost. No refunds or replacements will be issued for lost or unused tickets.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the game through ticket vending machines located at all Sounder stations. Ticket vending machines accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and debit cards. Fans who need to use the ticket vending machines are asked to arrive at the station early. Free parking is available at Sounder stations.

Sounder Seahawks service will be also available for games on Nov. 17 (vs. Denver); Nov. 24 (vs. Kansas City); Dec. 8 (vs. Philadelphia); and Dec. 22 (vs. St. Louis). For additional schedule, station and fare information, visit Sound Transit's Web site at sounder/timetables/SdrseahksTrain2002_2.htm. The Web site also features photos of the Seahawks Sounder locomotive decked out with the new Seahawks logo.

Sounder currently operates three roundtrips every weekday between Tacoma and Seattle, with an average of more than 14,000 riders per week.


# # #


Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound.