Sound Transit announces special holiday Sounder commuter rail services

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Sound Transit today announced special mid-day holiday train services between Tacoma and Seattle, giving shoppers and downtown Seattle visitors another great Sounder option for getting to and from Seattle.

"What's more difficult to find than the perfect gift during the holiday season? A parking place," said Sound Transit Board Chair and Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg. "Sounder mid-day service can make it easier for holiday shoppers and travelers."

Sound Transit will offer special mid-day Sounder runs on Monday, Nov. 12 (Veterans Day); Friday, Nov. 23; Monday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 31; and Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Detailed schedule information is below.

With direct service to King Street Station, Sounder offers a great way to get into and out of downtown Seattle, bypassing traffic and parking hassles. Sounder riders can hop off the train at King Street Station and cross Weller Street to catch a bus at the International District Station of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.

The tunnel, which reopened Sept. 24 after being closed for two years while Sound Transit upgraded it for future light rail service, offers free and easy-to use bus services with stops at Pioneer Square, University Street and Westlake Mall in the heart of downtown.

Sound Transit offers six round-trip commuter rail trains during rush hours every weekday between Seattle and Tacoma with stops in Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila and Seattle. Sound Transit also offers three round-trip trains between Everett and Seattle with a stop in Edmonds.

Northbound departures (train arrives at King Street Station at 10:30 a.m.)

Station

Departure Time

Tacoma

9:30 a.m.

Puyallup

9:42 a.m.

Sumner

9:47 a.m.

Auburn

9:56 a.m.

Kent

10:04 a.m.

Tukwila

10:11 a.m.

 

Southbound arrivals (train departs King Street Station at 2:30 p.m.)

Station

Arrival Time

Tukwila

2:46 p.m.

Kent

2:53 p.m.

Auburn

3:00 p.m.

Sumner

3:10 p.m.

Puyallup

3:14 p.m.

Tacoma

3:30 p.m.

 

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