SEATTLE — Beginning Monday, ORCA cards will be an accepted form of payment on the Seattle Center Monorail.

The Monorail takes travelers to and from Seattle Center and Westlake Center Mall in just two minutes.

With this implementation, tourists and daily commuters alike can access the Monorail easier and enjoy the scenic, unimpeded ride between downtown and Seattle Center. It departs every 10 minutes.

Riders who are coming to and from the Link Light Rail and King County Metro/Sound Transit buses have the standard two-hour window for transfers.

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Along with the implementation are fare increases. Single fares will cost 25 cents more, and monthly passes will cost between $5 and $10 more.

Here's the new fares:

  • Adults (19 – 64) one-way: $3
  • Youth (6 – 18) one-way: $1.50
  • Reduced one-way: $1.50
  • Adult monthly pass, non-ORCA: $60
  • Reduced monthly pass, non-ORCA: $30

Those who qualify for reduced rates include people with ORCA LIFT, ORCA RRFP for seniors and people with disabilities, and ORCA youth cards.

The Monorail operates Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the fall.

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