Sounder trains to run for Sunday Mariners game

Fans can avoid weekend traffic congestion and ride hassle-free

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Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle on Sunday, August 25 by riding Sound Transit's Sounder event trains to the Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays 1:10 p.m. game.

The stadium-bound train from the south will depart Lakewood at 10:16 a.m. The stadium-bound train from the north will depart Everett at 10:45 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all stops along the routes.

Mariners fans catching Sounder at the Puyallup station are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy a tailgate party with music, Mariners giveaways, kettle corn and an opportunity to have your picture taken with the Mariners Moose. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. ahead of the 10:43 a.m. train to Seattle. 

The first 100 passengers for the game train will receive a Mariners branded ORCA card, pre-loaded with one round-trip Sounder fare. Mariners fans who arrive after the first 100 ORCA cards are gone, can still get a commemorative Mariners ORCA card prior to boarding. 

A complete schedule of Sounder service to select 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 T-Mobile fields. Link runs every 10 minutes on Saturday and Sunday and serves 16 stations at the University of Washington, on Capitol Hill, in downtown Seattle, SODO, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, Tukwila and SeaTac. Link's Stadium and International District stations are a short walk from CenturyLink and T-Mobile fields. 

Many ST Express and King County Metro buses also drop off passengers near the stadiums. Link and ST Express bus schedules are available at soundtransit.org/schedule. King County Metro bus schedules can be found at metro.kingcounty.gov/schedules/

Sounder riders can avoid the lines for the ticket vending machines going home by paying for the return trip with the purchase of a Day Pass. One-way tickets and Day Passes can also be purchased with the Transit GO Ticket app. Another way to skip lines at ticket vending machines is by getting an ORCA card. 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.