Ride transit to the Sounders match and other weekend events
Information from King County Metro
Transit service will be affected by a few events in and around the Seattle area this weekend. Expect possible significant service disruptions due to traffic, crowds and congestion associated with sporting or other activities.
Even if service is affected by events, construction activities, temporary reroutes or delays, riding transit is still a great way to get to events and activities where there is often traffic congestion and limited parking.
The posted start and end times of event or construction impacts may be subject to change. Use regularly published schedules, allow plenty of travel time and expect possible delays.
Text your stop ID to 62550 to find out the next scheduled or predicted departure time of transit service at a stop.
Ride transit to weekend activities
Ride transit to events at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle Center, CenturyLink Field and other venues.
Spring is a busy time for schools, sports and other events, as well as construction projects that may have impacts on transit service. Metro encourages everyone to ride transit to and from events, sign up for Transit Alerts, be aware of activities in your area, allow plenty of time, remember to plan your return trip and always check the online Service Advisories page before traveling, in order to know if there are any known events or planned service disruptions or reroutes that might affect your service.
On Saturday, March 9, expect possible transit service delays due to traffic and crowds associated with the Sounders match at CenturyLink Field at 7:00 PM.
Spring forward on March 10
On Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 AM, set clocks ahead one hour to daylight savings time. Find more information about how this affects Metro service.
From the start of service until 8:00 PM, transit service will be affected by the closure of the bus stop northbound on 4th Av just north of Cherry St during the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. During this time, Sound Transit Express route 554 will operate its regular route and will serve the temporary stop on 4th Av between James and Cherry streets.
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 up for Transit Alerts or otherwise check for a service advisory before you travel.
Transit service during unexpected or civic events
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or civic events, whether scheduled or unexpected, disrupting normal travel patterns or activities, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate vicinity – such as street closures, detours, police directions, etc. - and be prepared for delays or to make revisions to travel plans – such as using a different bus stop or a different route, based on specific circumstances.
During these kinds of events, be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate stops or routes that may be in the vicinity of their starting points and destinations.
Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text. Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised bus service, routing and stops for planned events.
Text your stop ID to 62550 for scheduled and estimated departure times, as well as known individual trip cancelations.
Sign up for Transit Alerts.
Visit Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule, predicted times at stops and other information.
Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water Taxi operation.