Want to get a glimpse of what all-day, weekend Sounder service looks like? On Saturday, September 14, and again on September 21, Sound Transit will provide special Sounder service to/from the Puyallup Fair. Free shuttles will connect Puyallup Station to the fair.
Two trainsets will provide 7 total round trips:
- 1 round trip from Everett to Seattle
- 3 round trips from Seattle to Lakewood
- 3 round trips from Puyallup to Lakewood
Several aspects of this special service are new and exciting. Service from Everett through to Lakewood will be offered (albeit with a cross-platform transfer at King Street), the span of service will be an impressive 9am-10pm, and trips will be distributed relatively evenly throughout the day, offering many opportunities for bi-directional travel all along the route. This will be the first time, for instance, that Seattle or Snohomish County riders will be able to make a roundtrip to South Tacoma or Lakewood in the same day.
Regular commuter fares will apply from King and Pierce county stations. For Snohomish County riders, special discounts will be offered that roughly equate to a free transfer at King Street ($4.50 from Everett to Puyallup, and $4.25 from Mukilteo/Edmonds to Puyallup). It’s unclear what the fare would be for someone traveling from Snohomish County to points south of Seattle other than Puyallup.
Here is the full schedule: