Sound Transit’s Sounder train service gives Pierce County residents a dependable, traffic-free commute to and from Seattle. Seven round-trip trains run every weekday between Lakewood and Seattle, serving the South Tacoma Station. Sounder also runs special service to select weekend sporting events, conventions and celebrations. A smooth, comfy, Wi-Fi-enabled trip from South Tacoma Station to Seattle’s King Street Station takes about 70 minutes.
We want to make it easier for Pierce County residents to take advantage of Sounder service. The South Tacoma Station Access Improvements project, approved by voters in 2008, will improve access to South Tacoma Station. This could mean investments in safer walking, rolling and bicycling connections between stations and surrounding neighborhoods; better pick-up and drop-off areas; additional station lighting and weather shelters; parking options and more.