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Tacoma Link closed June 21-29 for construction

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Construction crews for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension will be connecting the existing Tacoma Link line to the new rail yard at the expanded Operations and Maintenance Facility at East 25th Street in the Dome district in Tacoma. Since trains will not have access to the OMF, and in order for this work to happen safely, the existing Tacoma Link line will be shut down June 21-29. 

The closure will begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 21, and continue until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. During this time, free shuttle buses will serve all Tacoma Link stations between the Tacoma Dome and Commerce Street.  

Riders should look for signs directing them to Tacoma Link shuttle bus stops and for "Tacoma Link Closure" on the bus destination signage. During busy times, Sound Transit ambassadors will be available at Link Shuttle stops to direct and assist riders.

Shuttle buses will run on the same schedule as Tacoma Link.

  • Weekdays: Every 12 minutes midday (6:36 a.m.-8 p.m.) and every 24 minutes early morning (5-6:36 a.m.) and evening (8-10 p.m.) 
  • Saturdays: Every 12 minutes all day (7:48 a.m.-10 p.m.) 
  • Sundays: Every 24 minutes all day (9:48 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Riders should plan ahead and allow extra time for their trips.

In accordance with an order from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all Sound Transit passengers must continue to wear face coverings on vehicles and in stations. The agency estimates that nearly all passengers have been complying with the requirement. Transit riders should also follow social distancing and other critical health guidelines to protect the community.

A language line is available to provide translation assistance for limited English proficiency persons at 800-823-9230.

For trip planning assistance or other questions, contact Customer Service at 888-889-6368, TTY Relay 711, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Riders can sign up to receive automatic email service alerts for Link light rail, ST Express, Tacoma Link, Sounder North and Sounder South. Rider Alerts provide information about schedule changes and help riders plan trips around inclement weather. Just go to www.soundtransit.org/subscribe-to-alerts.