No Sounder train service to Seahawks game Sunday


If you were planning to hop on the Sounder commuter train in Edmonds for this Sunday’s Seahawks vs. Rams game, reconsider your options.

Sound Transit has cancelled Sounder service between Everett and Seattle through Sunday, Dec. 30 due to slope instability on the north corridor.

Burlington Northern will evaluate slope conditions through the weekend to determine whether passenger rail service can resume on Monday, Dec. 31, Sound Transit said.

For Friday morning alternate bus service between Edmonds and Seattle, board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at Edmonds Station departing at 6:15 a.m., 6:35 a.m., 6:55 a.m., and 7:47 a.m.

For Seattle-Edmonds Friday evening bus service, board Community Transit Route 416 at 5th and James at 4:27 p.m., 4:58 p.m., 5:31 p.m. and 5:57 p.m.

Sound Transit will offer Sunday, Dec. 30, Seahawk game day bus service from Everett to Seattle via the regularly scheduled ST Express Route 512 at Everett Station bay C1. While no 512 bus service is available directly from Edmonds, but the bus does stop at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center if you want to drive there and park. You can see the 512 schedule here.

2 Replies to “No Sounder train service to Seahawks game Sunday”

  1. Is it any wonder that this line has a ridership much lower than desired – the ability to catch the Sounder in Edmonds is just too undependable. And with the parking deal that Sound Transit signed for using the Antique Mall parking, they lose even more money on this route. The cost per stall to Sound Transit for the parking is about equal to the return fare on the train. Of course when the train does not run, like during the past two weeks, they don’t collect any fares but still have the parking costs.


  2. When the train does not run do they substitute a bus plan to carry the people? Even with the train runs, the cost per parking stall is $7.14 and the RT fare is $6, so unless there are more people than stalls then Sounder looses money for each added passinger. The break even point is that the 103 new stalls produce 123 new passingers.


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