Community Transit, Sound Transit announce holiday schedules; special Sounder trains to run Friday

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CT logoBoth Community Transit and Sound Transit will have service reductions for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 26. Sound Transit will offer special Sounder trains that will serve commuters and shoppers the day after Thanksgiving.

Community Transit said its local buses and DART paratransit service will operate on Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Commuter service to downtown Seattle and the University District will not operate that day. Customer Service phone lines and the RideStore will be closed.

Sound Transit Route 512 will run on Sunday schedule between Snohomish County and Seattle that day. Routes 532 and 535 will operate on Saturday schedule.

On Friday, Nov. 27, Community Transit local and DART service will be on regular schedule, but commuter service will be on reduced schedule due to lower demand. Only Routes 402, 413, 421 and 855 will operate service to downtown Seattle and the University District that day. Customer Service phone lines will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Ridestore will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

Sound Transit buses from Snohomish County will be on regular schedule.

Sound Transit said its Sounder commuter rail will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, but Link light rail will run on a Saturday schedule.

Commuters and holiday revelers can combine special Sounder trains with ST Express bus service and Link light rail to save gas and parking costs on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Sounder service will operate on a special, modified schedule the day after Thanksgiving to accommodate riders wanting to participate in holiday activities.

A first special Sounder morning train from Everett will leave at 6:45 a.m., stopping in Edmonds and arriving in Seattle at 7:44 a.m. The return train departs King Street Station at 5:05 p.m. for Edmonds and beyond.

More holiday schedule information can be found at soundtransit.org/holiday.

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