Transit service changes on July 3-4

King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule on Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day and operate Saturday service levels on Saturday, July 4.

During the holiday weekend, many routes will be redirected around community celebrations around the county.

Changes also are in store for the King County water taxis. On July 3 and 4, the King County Water Taxi between Downtown Seattle and West Seattle will operate with a Saturday schedule, as will the free shuttles (Routes 773 and 775). There will be no service on the Vashon Water Taxi route on Friday, July 3, nor during the weekend.

The holiday schedule means many commuter bus routes will not be in service that day. Bus riders should check the schedule for their routes.

All Metro offices, including the Customer Information phone lines, will close Friday in observance of the holiday. When the Customer Information Office is closed, most transit information and the trip planner are available on Metro Online (

Regular streetcar service is planned for the South Lake Union Streetcar before and after the fireworks show on Saturday, July 4. From 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., service is scheduled every 15 minutes. From about 8 p.m. until about fireworks show time at 10:15 p.m., the streetcar will operate every 10 to 15 minutes, with service stopping temporarily during the fireworks show to better position streetcars at South Lake Union Park to carry passengers exiting the event. Service will conclude by midnight.