(Photo courtesy Austin)
Since Snowmare ’08 (or whatever you want to call it) is seguing directly into Christmas, few things really “get back to normal” for quite some time. Metro bus service, for example. Linda Thielke of Metro, e-mailed WSB a little while ago, wanting to make sure the many bus riders in WSB-land know what’s in store:
I’m concerned that your readers aren’t realizing that before this bad weather hit Metro was already planning for holiday schedules between Dec. 25-Jan. 2. Also, we’ve added a few more next week on historically low-ridership days to give us some recovery/repair time for the buses.
I see several comments in the blog about getting buses back to the normal schedule. So, people need to check what the schedules will be in the coming nine days. I think most of the West Seattle service will be fairly normal (barring more weather emergencies), but there are some individual trip cancellations and route cancellations coming up.
Dec. 25 – Sunday schedule
Dec. 26 – partial holiday schedule – this is the schedule we introduced on the day after Thanksgiving and plan to operate on 10 days in 2009. It’s denoted by an “H” in the paper and online timetables
Dec. 27 – Saturday schedule
Dec. 28 – Sunday schedule
Dec. 29, Dec. 30, Dec. 31 – partial holiday schedule (see above)
Jan. 1 – Sunday schedule
Jan. 2 – partial holiday schedule
Once again, operating these schedules fully will be dependent on road and weather conditions; and how much physical abuse the buses that have been running have taken.
Metro’s website, as you are likely well aware by now, starts here.