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Metro: Riders can expect reduced schedule for next two weeks

As we head into the holiday week, King County Metro Transit wants to remind riders that buses will be operating on a reduced weekday schedule starting Monday, December 24 through January.

The reduced schedule occurs during a time of year when Metro sees a decline in the number of weekday riders – estimated to be 15 percent or more system wide.

The reduced weekday schedule features more bus service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays. This limited schedule is estimated to save Metro about $1 million each year.

Details are posted on Metro's holiday and reduced service page.

Here's what riders need to know, from Metro, when planning trips this week and next:

The reduced weekday schedule will be in effect on:

  • Monday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28 – winter holiday period
  • Monday, Dec. 31 – New Year's Eve
  • Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday schedules will be in effect on the following holidays:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year's Day

On days with reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes have individual trips canceled. Also, Metro makes some adjustments to routes that serve the University of Washington (UW). When the UW is not in session, there will be some bus trip reductions.

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 canceled during a "reduced weekday schedule"

7EX, 15EX,17EX, 21EX, 29, 48EX, 56EX, 62, 114, 152, 161, 192, 201, 210, 237, 243, 250, 268, 304, 308, 316, 330, 355, 601, 930, 935.

Routes with fewer trips during reduced weekday schedule operation

(Identified in customer timetables with an "H") 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 24, 26EX, 28EX, 33, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50, 60, 64, 70, 76, 77, 101, 102, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 140, 143, 150, 153, 157, 158, 159, 168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 202, 203, 212, 214, 216, 218, 224, 232, 242, 244, 245, 246, 252, 255, 257, 265, 269, 303, 311, 312, 331, 342, 358, 907, 931.

Routes with designated trips canceled when the UW is not in session

(Identified in timetables) 31, 32, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 205, 271, 277, 372, 373.