Sounder provides horsepower to Emerald Downs for a "Ride to the Races"

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Sound Transit's Sounder Commuter Rail service is teaming up with Emerald Downs to provide race fans between Tacoma and Auburn with an easy, hassle-free way to the track on selected Sundays throughout the summer. The train will arrive at Auburn Station at 11:25 a.m. - in plenty of time for Post Time - where a free shuttle will take fans to the track.

The return shuttle to Auburn Station will leave Emerald Downs at approximately 4:30 p.m. An announcement will be made and information will be provided on the track's monitors giving the exact departure time for the shuttle.


The service will be available on the following Sundays:

Date Emerald Downs events
May 9 Mom's Fun Day
May 23 Tote bag giveaway
June 13 Irish Day
June 27 Sound Transit Family Day
July 18 Sound Transit Family Day
July 25 Sound Transit Family Day
Aug. 15 Sound Transit Family Day
Aug. 29 Sound Transit Family Day
Sept. 12 Day at the races
Sept. 19 Washington Cup Day


Ride to the Races train schedule:
Tacoma Dome Station 11:00 a.m.
Puyallup Station 11:12 a.m.
Sumner Station 11:17 a.m.
Auburn Station 11:25 a.m.


Round-trip tickets can be purchased in advance, or on race day at the ticket vending machines at Sounder stations. Round-trip tickets are $6, with discounted tickets for, senior/disabled riders, or riders 6-18 years old. Children under six ride free.


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