Sounder trains to run for Saturday Sounders FC match, Sunday Mariners game

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Special game day trains will serve Sounders FC and Mariners fans this weekend

Sounders FC and Seattle Mariners fans can skip gridlock from the viaduct closure this weekend by riding Sound Transit's Sounder event trains to the Sounders FC match Saturday and Mariners game Sunday.

Riders attending the Sounders FC 1 p.m. match against Columbus Crew can take the train from Lakewood at 10:15 a.m. The train from the north will depart Everett at 10:45 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the match.

On Sunday, Mariners fans can take Sounder to the 1:10 p.m. game against the Kansas City Royals. The stadium-bound train from the south will depart Lakewood at 10:45 a.m. The stadium-bound trains from the north will depart Everett at 11:15 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game.

A complete schedule of Sounder service to select Sounders FC and Mariners games this season is available at soundtransit.org/schedules/event-services.

Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail service to and from CenturyLink and Safeco fields. Link runs every 10 minutes on weekends and serves 15 stations at the University of Washington, Capitol Hill, downtown Seattle, SODO, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, Tukwila and SeaTac. Link's Stadium and International District stations are a short walk from the stadiums.

Many ST Express buses also drop off passengers near the stadium. Link and ST Express bus schedules are available at soundtransit.org/schedule.

Regular fares apply for all Sound Transit services. Getting an ORCA card is a great way to skip lines at ticket vending machines. Cards only cost $5 for adults, plus whatever amount a rider chooses to load in the card's E-purse or the cost of a pass that is good for unlimited transit trips. ORCA works on trains, buses and ferries throughout the region. More information is available at orcacard.com.