From King County Metro Transit - Weekend Events Activities - 10/5/18

Some King County area transit service will be affected by crowds and congestion in
downtown Seattle, Seattle Center and SODO area during stadium and sporting events
over the next few days.

With four major events in the Seattle area this weekend beginning Thursday evening at
CenturyLink Field, fans are encouraged to plan ahead, share rides where possible,
allow plenty of time and expect extra crowds and possible delays, especially around
parking, rail stations and other transit facilities.

Transit reroute start and end times, routing, and other details may be subject to change.
Use regularly published timetables, allow plenty of travel time and expect possible
delays.

Even when it is affected by traffic, construction, temporary reroutes or delays, riding
transit and Link Light rail are still a great ways to get around our community and to most
local events and activities, where there is usually congestion and limited parking.

Text for departures
At - or on your way to - your stop, text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the
next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Thursday evening, October 4
Some transit service in the downtown Seattle area may be delayed before and after
Thursday evening’s concert at CenturyLink Field.

Ride transit to the concert. Most transit service – including Link light rail – that serves
downtown Seattle travels to or near CenturyLink Field or routes that do.

Friday evening, October 5
Transit service in the Seattle Center area may be delayed during Friday night’s pre-
season NBA game at Key Arena.

Ride transit to the game. Metro routes 1, 2, 8, 13, 24, 32 and 33 provide the most direct
service to the west side of Seattle Center. Routes 3 and 4 travel to the east side of
Seattle Center.

Weekend highlights
Downtown Seattle tunnel buses will operate on surface streets

On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, buses that normally operate in the
Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) will operate instead via surface streets and
stops, due to construction at Convention Place Station.

The DSTT is open, and Link light rail will operate its normal service, schedule and stops
through the tunnel.

Buses will operate between Rainier Beach & Tukwila Int’l Blvd Link stations

From Saturday, October 6 at the start of service, until Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 AM,
during Link operating hours, a Metro bus shuttle will operate about every 10 minutes in
both directions between Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Blvd Link stations,
during track maintenance in the area.

On Saturday between 4:30-9:30 AM there will also be a bus in both directions between
Rainier Beach and Sea Tac Airport stations, operating about every 20 minutes.

During this time, Link trains will operate as usual in both directions between UW and
Rainier Beach stations and between Angle Lake and Tukwila International Blvd stations.

Issaquah Salmon Days
Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, Metro routes 208, 271 and Sound Transit
Route 554 service will be rerouted in the downtown Issaquah area.

R-Day Event
On From Saturday and Sunday, Metro Route 124 will be rerouted in the Georgetown
area during the R-Day event.

Trailhead Direct – seasonal weekend service to hiking trails
Three Trailhead Direct routes provide service to the Issaquah Alps, Mount Si & Mt Teneriffe,
and Mailbox Peak trailheads.

Riding Trailhead Direct requires payment of a regular Metro fare in both directions with
cash, ORCA or the Transit GO mobile app.

Hike safely. Take plenty of water; let someone know where you are going, and be
aware that cell service availability may be limited.

Sign up for Trailhead Direct service advisories under the ‘Metro Community
Connections’ category, or check for updates before you go.

Sunday, October 7
Seahawks Game – 1:25 PM kick-off
Expect possible transit service delays in the downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square,
stadium and SODO areas due to traffic, crowds and congestion near CenturyLink Field.

Link light rail and most transit routes that serve downtown Seattle go to within a few
blocks of CenturyLink Field, or connect with routes that do.

Chris Cornell statue unveiling
On Sunday, October 7, from 4:00-7:00 PM, Metro routes 3 and 4 will be rerouted in the
Seattle Center area.

Monday, October 8
Sounders FC match
Expect possible transit service delays in the downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square,
stadium and SODO areas due to traffic, crowds and congestion near CenturyLink Field
for the Sounders FC match at 7:30 PM.

Link light rail and most transit routes that serve downtown Seattle go to within a few
blocks of CenturyLink Field, or connect with routes that do.

Construction
Known construction-related impacts to transit service are posted in Metro’s online
Service Advisories table and sent to Transit Alert subscribers.  It’s a good idea to sign
up
for Transit Alerts or otherwise check for a service advisory before you travel.

Additional information
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation
services.

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service,
routing and stops for most planned events.

Sign up for Transit Alerts or check for a service advisory before you travel.

Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and
for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other
information.

 

Use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when
the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

 

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water
Taxi operation.

 

Visit the Community TransitPierce TransitSound Transit or Washington State
Ferries
 websites for information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit
partners.

 

For non-transit traffic or other local updates, check media sources,
follow @seattledot or visit
 - https://twitter.com/seattledot 
 - https://twitter.com/SeattlePD    
or other relevant sites.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.