Transit Alert – Ride transit to holiday events & the Seahawks game; expect some reroutes & delays due to planned events and construction; text your stop ID to 62550

Some King County area transit service will be affected by congestion in and around
downtown Seattle during upcoming holiday activities and Seahawks football.

With holiday events in the downtown Seattle area this weekend beginning Friday
evening and Seahawks Monday night football at CenturyLink Field, commuters are
encouraged to plan ahead, share rides where possible, allow plenty of time and expect
extra crowds and possible delays, especially around parking, rail stations and other
transit facilities.

Even when it is affected by crowds, traffic, construction, temporary reroutes or delays,
riding transit and Link Light rail are still great ways to get around our community and
to most local events and activities, where there is usually congestion and limited parking.

Transit reroute start and end times, routing, and other details may be subject to change.
Use regularly published timetables, allow plenty of travel time and expect possible

Text for departures
At - or on your way to - your stop, text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the
next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Friday evening

The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition 
Holiday inspired events kick-off with the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition on
Friday, December 7. 
Metro routes 7, 10, 11, 47 and 49, and Sound Transit Express
Route 545
will be rerouted off of Pine Street and a portion of 5th Av in downtown Seattle
from 6:00-11:45 PM. 

Seattle Jingle Bell Run
On Sunday, December 9, from 5:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, Metro routes 2, 10, 11, 12,
41, 47, 49, 101, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express routes 545 and 550 will be
in the downtown Seattle area during the Seattle Jingle Bell Run.

During this event, Routes 101, 150 and ST 550 heading toward downtown Seattle will
not operate in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel and will instead travel via 4th Av.

Monday night
Seahawks Game
– 5:15 PM kick-off
Link light rail and most transit routes that serve downtown Seattle go to within a few
blocks of CenturyLink Field, or connect with routes that do.

Expect possible transit service delays in the downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square,
stadium and SODO areas due to traffic, crowds and congestion near CenturyLink Field.

Metro Route 21 will be rerouted off of 1st Av S between S Holgate St and Edgar
Martinez Dr S, about three hours before the start - and continue until about one hour
after the end - of major stadium events.
Start and end times may vary. 

Known construction-related impacts to transit service are posted in Metro’s online
Service Advisories table and sent to Transit Alert subscribers.  It’s a good idea to sign
for Transit Alerts or otherwise check for a service advisory before you travel.

Additional information
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service,
routing and stops for most planned events.

Sign up
for Transit Alerts or check for a service advisory before you travel.

Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and
for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other

Use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when
the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water
Taxi operation.

Visit the Community TransitPierce TransitSound Transit or Washington State
 websites for information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit


For non-transit traffic or other local updates, check media sources,
follow @seattledot or visit
or other relevant sites.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.