Sound Transit has made a quick arrangement to provide Sounder service to the playoff match between Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC tonight at 7 p.m. Trains take off from Lakewood at 4:30 and Everett at 4:50, each getting to Century Link Field ca. 5:45, giving riders 15 minutes to get to Occidental Park and participate in the March to the Match. Return trains take off 35 minutes after the final whistle.

Good luck getting tickets at the Sounders’ website before the Timbers Army gobbles them up.

Sounder service will also be provided to the Sunday afternoon Seahawks game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as per tradition.

Metro continues to provide $4 (each way) shuttle service to the Seahawks games from and back to Northgate TC, South Kirkland P&R, and Eastgate P&R. ORCA, transfers, and passes are not accepted on these shuttles. Return trips board at 5th & Weller. The 41, 255, and 554 provide direct service from downtown to these locations, too.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour after tonight.

4 Replies to “Sounder to Sounders Playoff Match Today / Seahawks Sunday”

  1. Is there a technical reason why the event shuttles can’t accept Orca e-purse – after all, they’re still getting their $4 per person revenue, only with fewer delays getting people on the bus?

    1. A good portion of the cost if not most of it of the event shuttles is paid for by the Seahawks and it may be a bookkeeping issue in trying to separate the cost being paid for by the team and what cost Metro pays.

    2. Wish there was a way to have it set for “E-purse only.” That being said, most of these “shuttles” are also served regularly by ST and Metro regularly scheduled service.

      1. “Wish there was a way to have it set for “E-purse only”.

        The ferries are already e-purse only. If they can do configure a reader for that, there is no reason why Metro buses can’t do so too.

        “That being said, most of these “shuttles” are also served regularly by ST and Metro regularly scheduled service.”

        True, but with the huge influx of people all leaving the stadium at once, they are likely to be extremely full – as in not worth the bother of waiting for because, once the bus finally comes, you will likely not be able to get on it.

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