Holiday Service

Upcoming Holidays


Holiday Date Bus Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20, 2014 Reduced Weekday & No UW
Presidents' Day
February 17, 2014 Weekday & No UW
Spring Break
UW not in Session
March 24 - 28, 2014
Weekday & No UW
Memorial Day
May 26, 2014 Sunday
Summer Break
UW not in Session
June 16 - 20, 2014
Weekday & No UW
Independence Day
July 4, 2014 Sunday
Fall Break
UW not in Session
August 25 to September 19, 2014
(weekdays only)
Weekday & No UW
Labor Day
September 1, 2014 Sunday

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

Reduced Weekday Service

  • Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 (Veterans Day)
  • Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve)
  • Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 (Holiday Week)
  • Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 (Holiday Week)
  • Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 (Holiday Week)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 (New Year’s Eve)
  • Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 (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; 5, 8, 16, 18EX, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 37, 49, 55, 57, 61, 66, 71, 71EX, 72, 72EX, 73, 73EX, 74EX, 82, 83, 84, 99, 113, 118, 119, 131, 132, 139, 148, 154, 156, 164, 166, 173, 178, 193, 200, 204, 208, 209, 211, 213, 215, 217, 221, 224, 226, 234, 235, 236, 238, 240, 241, 245, 246, 248, 249, 280, 301, 306, 309, 345, 346, 347, 348, 688, 901, 903, 906, 908, 909, 910, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 919, 927

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

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

    (Designated trips are canceled and identified in timetables)

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

    1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 24, 26EX, 28EX, 33, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50, 60, 64, 70, 76, 77, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 116, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 140, 143, 150, 153, 157, 158, 159, 168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 190, 202, 203, 212, 214, 216, 218, 219, 232, 242, 244, 252, 255, 257, 265, 269, 303, 311, 312, 331, 342, 358, 907, 931

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

  4. Routes that do not operate:

    5EX, 7EX, 15EX,17EX, 21EX, 29, 48EX, 56EX, 62, 114, 152, 161, 192, 201, 210, 237, 243, 250, 260, 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.