Holiday Service

Upcoming Holidays

Holiday Date Bus Service
Veterans Day November 11, 2014 Reduced Weekday & No UW
Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 Sunday
Day after Thanksgiving November 28, 2014 Reduced Weekday & No UW
Winter Break
UW not in Session
December 15 - 19, 2014
December 22 & 23, 2014
(weekdays only)
Weekday & No UW
Christmas Eve December 24, 2014 Reduced Weekday & No UW
Christmas Day December 25, 2014 Sunday
Holiday Week December 26, 29 & 30, 2014
(weekdays only)
Reduced Weekday & No UW
New Year's Eve December 31, 2014 Reduced Weekday & No UW
New Year's Day January 1, 2015 Sunday
Martin Luther King Jr Day January 19, 2015 Reduced Weekday & No UW

Please note:

  • This list is subject to change.
  • Reduced weekday service levels are adjusted each service change.
  • Sound Transit and other local transit agencies may not adhere to the same holiday schedule as Metro.
  • The South Lake Union Streetcar operates Saturday service on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Visit other transit agencies' websites for their holiday information.
  • This schedule does not reflect how or when employees are paid for holidays; this is governed by labor contracts and King County policy.

When UW is not in session

When Metro operates a "When No University of Washington" (No UW) schedule, designated trips are canceled and identified in timetables for routes:

31, 32, 48, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 205, 271, 277, 372, 373

Reduced Weekday Service

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 (Veterans Day)
  • Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 (Christmas Eve)
  • Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 (Christmas Day)
  • Friday, Dec. 26,29 & 30, 2014 (Holiday Week)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 (New Year’s Eve)
  • Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 (New Year’s Day)
  • Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 (MLK Day)

On the dates listed above, one of four categories applies:

  1. Routes that operate a regular weekday schedule:

    RapidRide A Line, B Line, C Line, D Line, E Line, F Line; 5, 8, 16, 18EX, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 37, 49, 55, 57, 66, 71, 71EX, 72, 72EX, 73, 73EX, 74EX, 82, 83, 84, 99, 113, 118, 119, 131, 132, 148, 154, 156, 164, 166, 178, 193, 200, 204, 208, 217, 221, 224, 226, 234, 235, 236, 238, 240, 241, 245, 246, 248, 249, 301, 309, 345, 346, 347, 348, 688, 901, 903, 906, 908, 910, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917

  2. Routes that operate a "When No University of Washington" (No UW) schedule:

    31, 32, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 271, 277, 372, 373

    (Designated trips are canceled and identified in timetables with an "D" )

  3. Routes that operate a "Reduced Weekday" (RW) schedule:

    1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 26EX, 28EX, 33, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 50, 60, 64, 70, 76, 77, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 143, 150, 153, 157, 158, 159, 168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 212, 214, 216, 218, 219, 232, 242, 244, 252, 255, 257, 269, 303, 311, 312, 331, 342, 907, 931

    (Designated trips are canceled and identified in timetables with an "H" )

  4. Routes that do not operate:

    5EX, 15EX,17EX, 21EX, 29, 56EX, 62, 114, 152, 161, 192, 201, 237, 268, 304, 308, 316, 330, 355, 601 Group Health, 930, 935

    (There is no service on these routes when Metro operates a Reduced Weekday schedule)

Holiday Trip Planning

In the Regional Trip Planner, you can plan trips on holidays and reduced service.When viewing a route schedule, trips marked with "H" do NOT operate during Reduced Weekday Service, and trips marked with "D" operate only UW is in session.

Other Holiday Service

  • Access
  • Sound Transit
  • South Lake Union Streetcar
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Metro-operated Sound Transit express bus routes operate regular weekday service on "Reduced Weekdays".
  • Metro Boeing and school Custom Bus routes may or may not operate depending on their unique schedules. Typically, these routes do not operate on "Reduced Weekdays" as they tend to coincide with school closures. Please check specific schedules.

The King County Department of Transportation is providing this information as a service to the general public. While every attempt is made to provide accurate and timely information, estimates of the nature and duration of any particular route change or other event are subject to conditions beyond the control of King County and are difficult to predict. Those relying on this information should do so at their own risk, and neither King County nor any of its employees or agents shall be liable for the accuracy of this information or any actions taken as a result.