No Sounder commuter rail service on Christmas and New Year's Day, ST Express buses on Sunday schedule

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Sounder commuter rail will not be in service and ST Express bus routes will run on Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and New Year's Day, Jan.1. Both Sounder and ST Express will return to regular service after each holiday.

Sounder currently offers two weekday, peak-hour round trips serving Tacoma, Sumner, Auburn and Seattle. By February, the full compliment of seven Sounder stations between Tacoma and Seattle will be complete when the three remaining stations in Puyallup, Kent and Tukwila are all planned to open together. Thanks to a recent agreement with the city of Tacoma, next year Sounder will be able to add at least one more round trip.

ST Express currently offers 13 long-haul, limited stop bus routes, with more than four million passenger boardings in the first year of service. Over the next few years, five more routes will be launched for a total of 18 ST Express routes serving the three-county Sound Transit district.

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.

Sound Transit's customer information line is 1-888-889-6368; for TTY hearing impaired users please call 1-888-713-6030 and the Web site for Sounder is www.sounder.org and ST Express is www.stexpress.org. For general Sound Transit information please visit the Sound Transit Web site at www.soundtransit.org/, or call or write for more information at Sound Transit, Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104, 206-398-5000 or toll free 1-800-201-4900.


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