Sound Transit to operate additional trains for snowy evening commute

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Agency to run extra southbound Sounder trains to accommodate heavy afternoon commute loads

In response to snow forecasted for this evening's commute, Sound Transit will operate two extra Sounder trains for southbound riders heading home early.

In addition to its regular commuter rail service, Sound Transit will run an early southbound train from King Street Station at 2:30 p.m. and a northbound train from Tacoma Dome Station at 3:50 p.m.

The 2:30 p.m. southbound train from Seattle will depart Tukwila at 2:42 p.m., Kent at 2:49 p.m., Auburn at 2:56 p.m., Sumner at 3:05 p.m., and Puyallup at 3:09 p.m. before arriving in Tacoma at 3:29 p.m.

The northbound train to Seattle will depart Tacoma Dome Station at 3:50 p.m. Puyallup at 4:02 p.m., Sumner at 4:07 p.m., Auburn at 4:15 p.m., Kent at 4:22 p.m., and Tukwila at 4:29 p.m. before reaching Seattle at 4:48 p.m.

Sounder service to Everett will operate on regular schedule, with the first northbound train leaving Seattle at 4:05 p.m. Link light rail and Tacoma Link will also operate on normal schedule.

Riders can find detailed schedule information for all Sound Transit services online.

Riders should stay informed of service changes and snow re-routes by signing up for rider alerts under the Rider Alert section on the agency's website. Riders without internet access can call 1.888.889.6368. Sound Transit has extended its call center hours to 6:00 p.m.

Transit users should dress warmly during snowy conditions, wear sturdy boots or shoes, and be prepared for longer waits due to weather-related traffic delays. Allow plenty of time to get to bus stops, stations and transit centers, and use caution when walking in wet or icy areas.