Sound Transit announces special schedules for New Year’s holiday

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Sound Transit will have special holiday hours for buses and trains for the New Year’s holiday.

Sound Transit’s business offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, and reopen for normal business hours on Friday, Jan. 2.

On Wednesday, Dec. 31, and Friday, Jan. 2, Sound Transit buses and Tacoma Link light rail will operate a regular weekday schedule, and Sounder commuter trains will run on holiday schedule. On New Year’s Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, Sound Transit buses and Tacoma Link will operate a Sunday schedule, and Sounder commuter rail will not run.

Sounder commuter rail’s holiday schedule runs fewer trains and includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon departures, giving Sounder travelers more flexibility. Sounder Connector Route 599 from Lakewood Station also will run on a modified schedule, and will not serve the 9:30 a.m. Sounder departure or the 3:29 p.m. Sounder arrival at Tacoma Dome Station.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve)

  • ST Express buses — weekday schedule
  • Tacoma Link — weekday schedule; **special First Night service from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Sounder — **Sounder holiday schedule

Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day)

  • ST Express buses — Sunday schedule
  • Tacoma Link — Sunday schedule
  • Sounder — no service

Friday, Jan. 2

  • ST Express buses — weekday schedule
  • Tacoma Link — weekday schedule
  • Sounder — ** Sounder holiday schedule

Tacoma to Seattle Holiday schedule

Northbound
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Train #
Tacoma
Dome
Station
Puyallup
Station
Sumner
Station
Auburn
Station
Kent
Station
Tukwila
Station
King Street
Station
1500
5:00 a.m.
5:12 a.m.
5:17 a.m.
5:25 a.m.
5:32 a.m.
5:39 a.m.
5:59 a.m.
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1506
6:20 a.m.
6:32 a.m.
6:37 a.m.
6:46 a.m.
6:54 a.m.
7:01 a.m.
7:19 a.m.
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1510
7:20 a.m.
7:32 a.m.
7:37 a.m.
7:46 a.m.
7:52 a.m.
7:59 a.m.
8:19 a.m.
1598*
9:30 a.m.
9:42 a.m.
9:47 a.m.
9:56 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
10:11 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
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*This train is not part of the regular Sounder schedule and is valid for this holiday schedule only.
 

 

Seattle to Tacoma Holiday schedule

Southbound
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Train #
King Street
Station
Tukwila
Station
Kent
Station
Auburn
Station
Sumner
Station
Puyallup
Station
Tacoma
Dome
Station
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1599* 2:30 p.m. 2:44 p.m. 2:51 p.m. 2:58 p.m. 3:07 p.m. 3:11 p.m. 3:29 p.m.
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1507 3:35 p.m. 3:49 p.m. 3:56 p.m. 4:03 p.m. 4:12 p.m. 4:16 p.m. 4:34 p.m.
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1511 4:45 p.m. 4:59 p.m. 5:06 p.m. 5:13 p.m. 5:23 p.m. 5:27 p.m. 5:44 p.m.
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1515 5:55 p.m. 6:09 p.m. 6:16 p.m. 6:23 p.m. 6:32 p.m. 6:36 p.m. 6:54 p.m.
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*This train is not part of the regular Sounder schedule and is valid for this holiday schedule only.

 

Everett to Seattle Holiday schedule

Southbound
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Train #
Everett Station
Mukilteo Station
Edmonds Station
King Street Station
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1703 6:15 a.m. 6:26 a.m. 6:41 a.m. 7:14 a.m.
1705 6:45 a.m. 6:56 a.m. 7:11 a.m. 7:44 a.m.
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1707 7:15 a.m. 7:26 a.m. 7:41 a.m. 8:14 a.m.
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1799* 9:40 a.m. 9:51 a.m. 10:06 a.m. 10:39 a.m.
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*This train is not part of the regular Sounder schedule and is valid for this holiday schedule only.

 

Seattle to Everett Holiday schedule

Northbound
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Train #
King Street Station
Edmonds Station
Mukilteo Station
Everett Station
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1798* 2:30 p.m. 2:57 p.m. 3:12 p.m. 3:29 p.m.
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1700 4:05 p.m. 4:32 p.m. 4:47 p.m. 5:04 p.m.
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1704 5:05 p.m. 5:32 p.m. 5:47 p.m. 6:04 p.m.
1706 5:35 p.m. 6:02 p.m. 6:17 p.m. 6:34 p.m.
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*This train is not part of the regular Sounder schedule and is valid for this holiday schedule only.

 

Tacoma Link will run special train service for the city’s annual First Night celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Normal weekday service will run between 5:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and special two-train service will run from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Jan. 1.
Learn more about Tacoma Link’s special New Year’s Eve service >>>

First Night is a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration sponsored in part by the City of Tacoma and Pierce County. A parade, street performances, special theater performances, and free admission to several museums are included in the program of events happening in the neighborhoods all along the Tacoma Link rail line.

Riders can sign up to receive automatic e-mail service alerts for Sounder Seattle-Everett, Sounder Seattle-Tacoma, Tacoma Link or ST Express. Rider Alerts can help you plan your trip around construction, inform you about special event service, and alert you to holiday schedule changes. Visit www.soundtransit.org to learn more about the New Year’s holiday service schedule and to sign up for e-mail alerts.