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King County Metro offering free rides on New Year’s Eve

King County Metro is offering free rides on New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. New Year's Day. Free rides include DART, Access service, and the Seattle Streetcar.
A King County Metro bus. Photo: KING

For the second year in a row, King County Metro will offer free rides for all customers on New Year’s Eve.

Rides will be free from 7 p.m. on December 31 until 4 a.m. on January 1. The free rides include DART, Access service, and the Seattle Streetcar.

Sound Transit will also extend Link light rail service between Angle Lake and the University of Washington on New Year’s Eve. The last trains will depart Westlake Station at 2 a.m. on Jan. 1.

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“As we ring in another new year together, we are glad to again offer free rides on Metro to help keep the celebration safe for everyone,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We appreciate all our customers, and hope folks who give transit a try during the holiday season will join the half-million daily Metro riders who depend on our safe, friendly, and reliable service all year 'round.”

King County Metro will operate on a reduced weekday schedule on some routes but will have extra buses on several other routes with destinations to Settle Center, Capitol Hill, and downtown Seattle.

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