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Oct. 28, 2009

Metro reminds bus riders of upcoming weekdays with reduced service

Next reduced schedule falls on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11

King County Metro Transit reminds bus riders that it will be operating a reduced weekday schedule on several holidays now through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December.

These are planned reductions for holiday periods where Metro has historically seen 20-40 percent fewer weekday riders. Also, on several of the upcoming legal holidays, Metro will use a Sunday schedule.

The reduced weekday schedule will be in effect on:
• Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day
• Friday, Nov. 27 – day after Thanksgiving
• Thursday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
• Monday-Thursday, Dec. 28-31 – winter holiday period
• Monday, Jan. 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday schedules will be used on the following holidays:
• Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving
• Friday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
• Friday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

On days with reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes have individual trips canceled. Many routes will have no changes. Regular fares apply on most of these days. If the route is not listed below, it has no changes when reduced weekday service is in effect.

On days with reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes will have individual trips canceled. Many routes will have no changes. Regular fares apply on most of these days. If the route is not listed below, it has no changes when reduced weekday service is in effect.

Routes that are canceled when the reduced weekday schedule is in effect:
2EX, 7EX, 9, 34, 38, 45, 46, 48EX, 53, 76, 77, 79, 114, 133, 152, 157, 161, 162, 167, 175,192, 196, 197, 201, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 217, 219, 237, 243, 247, 250, 256, 260, 261, 265, 266, 268, 272, 277, 291, 304, 308, 316, 355, 373, 885, 886, 888, 889, 890, 891, 892, 912, 925, 935, 981, 982, 984, 986, 987, 988, 989, 994, and 995 and the Group Health Express.

The routes with some trip cancellations in a reduced weekday schedule are (indicated by an “H” in the timetables):
1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17EX,19, 24, 26, 26EX, 28EX, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 44, 48, 49, 60, 64, 65, 67, 70, 75, 101, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 121, 123, 125, 134, 139, 140, 143, 148, 149, 150, 153, 158, 159, 166, 168, 169, 174, 177, 179, 181, 182, 183, 187,190, 194, 202, 203, 209, 212, 214, 215, 216, 218, 221, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 242, 244, 245, 248, 249/921, 251, 252, 255, 257, 269, 271, 303, 312, 311, 330, 331, 342, 358, 915, and 929.

Also, when the University of Washington is not in session, the following routes have designated trips cancelled: 31, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 205, 272, 277, and 372.

 

An overview of all the holiday service is online.

The reduced weekday schedule was used on a limited basis last winter. It features more bus service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays. This schedule is being used on 10 days in 2009, and is estimated to save Metro more than $1 million each year.

Visit Metro Online for more information and a chart of alternate bus service during the reduced weekday service and holidays, or call the Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000.

UPDATED: Nov. 18, 2009

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