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Nov. 4, 2010

UPDATE - Nov. 10

Due to data inconsistencies, some bus routes are incorrectly displayed in Metro's online trip planner as operating regular weekday service on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, when in fact, some individual trips are canceled on Thursday according to Metro's reduced weekday schedule operation.

If your transit itinerary for Thursday includes any of the Metro routes listed here, please check your paper or online timetable to verify the schedule and verify and adjust your trip plan as necessary.  Individual trips that are canceled on reduced weekday holidays are indicated in timetables by the letter "H".

Routes that operate on a reduced weekday schedule - with some trips canceled - are:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Local & Express,17 Express, 18 Local & Express, 19,
21 Local & Express, 22, 24, 26 Express, 28 Express, 33, 36, 39, 41, 43, 44, 48, 49, 54, 55,
56 Local & Express, 57, 60, 64, 70, 101, 102, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 123, 125, 134, 140, 143,
148, 149, 150, 153, 158, 159, 166, 168, 169, 177, 179, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 202, 203,
209, 212, 214, 215, 216, 218, 221, 224, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 242, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249,
251, 252, 255, 257, 265, 269, 303, 311, 312, 330, 331, 342, 358 &  912

Metro apologizes for this error and is working to correct the data for future days when the reduced weekday schedule is in effect.

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 and regular fares will be in effect on:

• Thursday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day
• Friday, Nov. 26 – day after Thanksgiving
• Friday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
• Monday-Friday, Dec. 27-31 – winter holiday period, including New Year’s Eve
• Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday schedules and fares will be used on the following holidays:

• Thursday, Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving
• Saturday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
• Saturday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

On days with reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes will have individual trips canceled. This year, Metro has made some adjustments to routes serving the University of Washington (UW). When the UW is not in session, there will be some trip reductions, but service on these routes will not have any additional trip cuts on the “reduced weekdays.”

Many routes will have no changes. 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, 34, 38, 46, 48EX, 53, 76, 77, 79, 114, 152, 157, 161, 162, 175, 192, 196, 201, 210, 219, 237, 243, 247, 250, 256, 260, 261, 266, 268, 304, 308, 316, 355, 661, 925, 930, 935, and Group Health Express.

The routes with some trip cancellations in a reduced weekday schedule are: (these trips are identified in Metro Timetables with an "H"):


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15EX,17EX, 18, 18EX, 19, 21, 21EX, 22, 24, 26EX, 28EX, 33, 36, 39, 41, 43, 44, 48, 49, 54, 55, 56, 56EX, 57, 60, 64, 70, 101, 102, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 123, 125, 134, 140, 143, 148, 149, 150, 153, 158, 159, 166, 168, 169, 177, 179, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 202, 203, 209, 212, 214, 215, 216, 218, 221, 224, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 242, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 255, 257, 265, 269, 303, 312, 311, 330, 331, 342, 358, and 912.

Also, when the University of Washington is not in session, the following routes have designated trips cancelled (these trips are identified in Metro timetables with a "D"):

31, 45, 65, 67, 68, 75, 133, 167, 197, 205, 271, 272, 277, 372 and 373.

The Route 99 “Waterfront Streetcar” will not operate on either Nov. 25 or Dec. 25.

An overview of all the holiday service is online.

The reduced weekday schedule features more bus service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays. This schedule is being used on 10 days in 2010, and is estimated to save Metro about $1 million each year.

Visit Metro Online for more information, or call the Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000.

Information about King County Water Taxi service - and shuttle routes 773 and 775 - during the holidays is also online.

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