Transit notes: Bumbershoot, Labor Day, Seahawks opener

It’s time for Bumbershoot, a holiday weekend, PAX Prime and gearing up for some GOHAWKS! If you use Metro Transit to get around town this weekend, plan ahead so you get where you want to be on time. Read on for all the details.

And fair warning that Sept. 3 and 4 will be action packed in Pioneer Square and CenturyLink Field as our World Champion Seahawks launch the regular football season (with a free Soundgarden and Pharell concert no less.) Plan ahead for riding transit to and from the fun, knowing many concertgoers, 12s and commuters will be sharing the ride in and out of town Sept. 4.
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Bumbershoot at Seattle Center (Aug. 29-Sept. 1)
While Metro is not operating shuttles or other special or additional service for Bumbershoot at Seattle Center over the holiday weekend, there is plenty of regularly scheduled transit service that serves the festival.

We’ve got a transit page to make it really easy. Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24, 32, 33 and the RapidRide D Line serve Seattle Center directly, while routes 5, 16, 26, 28, 40 and the RapidRide E Line go to within a few blocks. The RapidRide C Line from West Seattle continues downtown as the D Line to Seattle Center.

Labor Day transit service (Sept. 1)
In observance of Labor Day, King County Metro Transit operates a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, September 1. If your bus does not normally operate on a Sunday, it will not operate on Monday. The holiday schedule means that many commuter bus routes will not be in service that day. Bus riders should check the schedule for their routes, as well as scheduled event and construction reroutes.

Sunday fares are in effect on all Metro service on Labor Day.

Metro offices, including the Customer Information Office, will be closed on Monday. Most transit information and the trip planner are available on Metro Online.

Riding transit is a good way to get to area events and celebrations. Even when affected buses are rerouted, they usually still get close to event venues near their routes. Use the regularly published Sunday schedule for your bus on Monday, but expect delays wherever there are crowds or traffic congestion.

Seahawks/NFL events (Sept. 3 and 4)
Metro customers are advised to plan for delays and crowds during next week’s NFL events and Seahawks home opener in the Pioneer Square and stadium areas. Buses that normally operate along South Jackson Street in the Pioneer Square area will be rerouted. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page before you travel to find out how your bus will be affected in that area. GamedayVillage

Crowding and traffic congestion related to this event could cause significant disruption to all traffic, as well as transit service that passes through downtown Seattle. Transit riders are advised to plan ahead, revise travel plans if necessary, allow plenty of time, expect significant delays, sign up for Transit Alerts and watch for additional information online and at bus stops.

Additional information
Visit Metro Online for complete information, as well as links to Metro’s regional transit partners.

Visit Metro’s online regional trip planner to plan your travel, and for stop, schedule and other information.

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for complete information about regular and holiday Water Taxi operation.

Visit the Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit or Washington State Ferries websites for complete information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit partners.

Have a good and safe Labor Day weekend, and thank you for using Metro’s services.