Seahawks victory parade: Getting there is tough

Seahawks victory parade: Getting there is tough

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Seahawks victory parade: Getting there is tough

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 10:56 AM

UPDATE: Most mass transit options into downtown Seattle were past capacity Wednesday morning and many people had to be turned away or wait in long lines for ferries, trains and buses.

Sounder service from Tacoma

In addition to the six trains that depart Lakewood beginning at 4:41 a.m. and two additional trains that depart Tacoma at 7:25 a.m. and 8 a.m., a special Seahawks Parade train will leave Tacoma at 8:30 a.m.

Sound Transit says all but the 8:30 a.m. train from Tacoma will be carrying heavy commuter loads, so Seahawks fans should plan their travel accordingly.

Return trains depart Seattle at 2:30 p.m., 3:12 p.m., 3:42 p.m., 4:12 p.m., 4:32 p.m., 4:52 p.m., 5:12 p.m., 5:42 p.m., and 6:12 p.m. The 2:30 p.m. southbound train is a special service for Seahawks fans.

Sounder service from Everett

Four morning trips will depart Everett for Seattle at 5:45 a.m., 6:15 a.m., 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. Return trains in the afternoon will depart King Street Station at 4:05 p.m., 4:33 p.m., 5:05 p.m., and 5:35 p.m.  The 7:15 a.m. and 4:04 p.m. north line departures will operate longer, five-car trains to accommodate larger than normal crowds. The 6:45 a.m. and 4:33 p.m. departures will run three-car trains.

Riders are encouraged to use Everett and Edmonds stations, which has some parking available over and above that being used by everyday commuters.

Parking at all Sounder stations often fills early, and demand will be higher on Wednesday. Riders who can’t arrive very early are encouraged to get dropped off.

Link light rail service

Link light rail, with stops close to the stadiums and the parade route, will operate at peak-hour service frequencies throughout the morning and afternoon on Wednesday. Trains will leave stations approximately every 7.5 minutes. More information on Link is available at soundtransit.org

For complete event day buses and train schedules, visit soundtransit.org/Schedules/Alerts/.

Riders may encounter significant wait times and service delays. Some buses will be rerouted in downtown Seattle. Riders can sign up to receive rider alert messages via e-mails or text message for their specific bus route or train at soundtransit.org/Subscribe-to-alerts.

Snohomish County Community Transit

Snohomish County's Community Transit says fans can take advantage of any of 13 Community Transit routes from all over the county. Buses run to Seattle between 5 - 8:30 a.m., depending on the route. Fans can get home on those same routes between 2:30-6 p.m.

For more information visit www.communitytransit.org or call (425) 353-RIDE (7433)

Metro Transit

Metro says they are not planning any special service but will be adding trips to some routes. Buses likely won’t to be able to keep to their schedules but adding trips should help get people around. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will be a better option than street service, especially when the parade is underway.

Get service advisories here: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/

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