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7/1/2021



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Sound Transit trains to return to full capacity


Washington state and regional agencies open all seats in July.
Photo – soundtransit.org

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​​​​Starting July 3, normal passenger capacity will resume on Sound Transit's Link light rail and ST Express bus routes operated by King County Metro. 

Normal capacity will resume today on Sounder, Tacoma Link and all other ST Express routes.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping state social distancing restrictions for transit as part of his decision to reopen the state. As vaccination rates continue to climb in the Puget Sound region and other state restrictions are relaxed, even more people are expected to use transit this summer, Sound Transit officials said in a news release.

Passengers still must wear masks on transit systems and at indoor transit facilities to remain in compliance with a Transportation Security Administration mandate.