Sounder "home run" train tickets still available for Sunday's Mariner's game

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A number of tickets are still available for the Sound Transit's Sounder home run train service from Tacoma's Amtrak station to this Sunday's Mariners game against the San Diego Padres. Tickets for the round trip train ride to Safeco Field will be available on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Pierce Transit's Lakewood Bus Shop. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the Tacoma Dome Station on Sunday starting at 9 a.m. Round trip tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and people with disabilities. Up to four kids aged 12 and under can ride free with each adult fare.

Parking is free at Tacoma Dome Station for Mariners fans attending the game. The train will depart from the Tacoma Amtrak Station, a short walk away, promptly at 11:30 a.m. Fans can ride the train back to Tacoma, departing at 5:30 p.m. from Seattle's King Street Station. If the game goes into extra innings Sounder tickets are good for a free ride back to Tacoma and Sound Transit's ST Express buses.

Sounder's home run trains will also be providing service to upcoming Mariners Sunday home games on June 25, July 9 and July 23

Beginning this fall, Sounder trains will begin providing regular rush hour commuter service between Tacoma and Seattle. The two-level passenger cars feature comfortable seats, restrooms, cupholders, water fountains, work tables, protected outlets for laptop computers and storage areas for bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers. Construction has already begun on some of the commuter rail stations, which will be located in Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, and Tukwila. The service is planned to expand in 2001/2002 south to Lakewood and north to Everett.

Sounder commuter rail is one part of Sound Move, the voter-approved plan to bring Link light rail and ST Express bus service to King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. For more information on Sounder's special Mariners game service, please call Sound Transit at 1-800-201-4900 or check the Sound Transit Web site at

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