Sounder commuter trains: a great way to stay ahead of the snow
With the threat of snow and ice looming, Sound Transit reminds commuters that its Sounder commuter rail service offers a safe and reliable way to get to and from work during inclement weather.
Every morning Sound Transit runs four trains between Tacoma and Seattle, with stops in Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent and Tukwila, with four return trains in the evening. Two trains run every morning between Everett and Seattle with a stop in Edmonds, with two trains returning in the evening.
“When the snow and ice hit, Sounder offers an attractive option to driving on slippery, dangerous roads,” said Ellen Gustafson, Transportation Services Director for Sound Transit.
During the last wave of snowy weather in November, Sound Transit operated a total of 24 trains on its routes. Despite the snow and ice, those trains all arrived within minutes of their scheduled times.
More Sounder commuter rail service is on the way. Sound Transit is working with the BNSF Railway to expand service between Tacoma and Seattle to a total of nine round trips each weekday, and is also preparing to start the construction of new Sounder stations in South Tacoma and Lakewood. Sounder service between Everett and Seattle will expand to four round trips each weekday, and construction of a new Sounder station in Mukilteo will begin later this year.
Riders can also call 1-888-889-6368, or 1-888-713-6030 TTY.
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Sound Transit’s regional network of express buses, commuter rail, light rail and transit facilities connects communities in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.