After two years of government observance shenanigans, Independence Day is back to being a one-day holiday and has brought along some great gifts to those enjoying the nighttime fireworks show. Sound Transit will be running Link light rail trains every 30 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m. and Metro will deploy extra buses on 20 routes until midnight, as suggested by the King County Council earlier this year. The last northbound train leaves Angle Lake Station at 1 a.m. The last southbound train leaves University of Washington Station at 2 a.m. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel closes at 2:20 a.m.
Before we even get to the 4th of July schedules, however, there is a major service disruption for the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel this weekend. From Saturday, July 1 to the end of Sunday, July 2, buses will not operate in the tunnel due to construction at Convention Place Station; instead, tunnel routes will use their respective surface stops. Link light rail trains, however, will operate with normal weekend service at Westlake, University Street, Pioneer Square and International District/Chinatown stations. 4th Avenue will also be closed between South Washington and South Jefferson streets due to Yesler Bridge construction.
The full list of which schedules each transit service will operate with on July 4th is below the fold.
|Agency / Service||Tuesday, July 4|
|Clallam Transit||No Service|
|Grays Harbor Transit||No Service|
|Island Transit||No Service|
|Jefferson Transit||No Service|
|King County Metro||Sunday (with extra trips until 12 a.m.)
Routes with extra service: 5, 8, 26, 28, 31, 32, 40, 44, 49, 62, 70, 120, RapidRide A, B, C, D, E
|King County Water Taxi||Sunday (West Seattle)
No Service (Vashon)
|Kitsap Transit||No Service|
|Link light rail||Sunday (with extra trips until 2 a.m.)|
|Mason Transit||No Service|
|Monorail||8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.|
|Skagit Transit||No Service|
|Sound Transit Express||Sunday
Routes with extra service: 545, 550, 554
|Twin Transit||No Service|
|Washington State Ferries||Sunday|
|Whatcom Transit||No Service|
As a reminder, fireworks are not allowed on transit vehicles