Plan ahead now as public transit schedules in the greater Seattle area may look a little different on your typical routes for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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Sound Transit
Among the service reductions for Sound Transit on Thanksgiving Day: Sounder commuter rail will not operate; ST Express bus routes will operate on Sunday schedules; Link light rail will run on Sunday schedules; and Tacoma Link will run on Sunday schedules.
The day after Thanksgiving, there will be limited Sounder trains as Sounder service will operate on a modified schedule. There will be no service on the Sounder North line on Friday.
Other service on Friday is as follows: ST Express buses will operate regular weekday service; Link light rail will operate on Saturday schedules; and Tacoma Link will operate regular weekday service.
Find more information about the holiday schedules online here from Sound Transit. Sign up for rider alerts to receive up-to-date information about service changes here.
Washington State Ferries
For those planning a ferry ride over the holiday weekend, prepare for busy sailings. The latest sailing schedules can be found online here from Washington State Ferries. If crewing allows, the ferry system says more daily sailings may be added on routes operating reduced service.
WSF temporarily switched to alternate service schedules on most runs on Oct. 16 in order to reduce the number of last-minute cancellations caused by staff shortages. The severe staffing shortage is due to many variables, WSF notes, including a global shortage of mariners

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