Post-Sounders game transportation, in case you were wondering

Several people have asked via e-mail and Facebook whether the King County Water Taxi is planning extra runs tonight because of the huge turnout expected at the Sounders/Barcelona game. Answer from county transit spokesperson Linda Thielke: No. But please do note, they’ve already warned of possible bus delays in the Pioneer Square/SODO areas. 1:39 PM UPDATE: Just got new information from Thielke — she says Argosy has agreed to an “11th hour” addition of runs to help with the expected postgame crush:

Argosy WILL add runs to help with traffic for the Sounders Game tonight. They will continue the half hour schedule after the usual (last) 7:30 run and continue through 9:30 pm. The last sailing from Seattle will be at 9:30 this evening. ‬‪ ‬‪This is an 11th hour addition – thank you Argosy!

And she sent a postscript minutes later:

Just confirmed with Argosy that they will delay the 9:30 sailing to West Seattle if the Sounders game is not over. The purpose of that last run will be to get folks from the Sounders game to West Seattle.

7 Replies to "Post-Sounders game transportation, in case you were wondering"

  • WSHC August 5, 2009 (12:35 pm)

    Excellent news! SCARVES UP!

  • Michael August 5, 2009 (1:08 pm)

    The Sounders game starts at 7:30, and will be over shortly after 9:30 which should be plenty of time to make the 10:30 final sailing tonight.

    Hope that helps.

  • nate August 5, 2009 (1:13 pm)

    Michael, sorry but the water taxi only runs until 10:30 on weekends and nights when there’s a Mariner’s Home Game.

    With the taxi running during the Seahawks season starting in 2010 I wonder if they’ll also keep the boat running late for evening football or soccer games…

  • MargL August 5, 2009 (1:17 pm)

    Interesting – kcnews just Tweeted
    “More sailings on Water Taxi tonight to get Sounder fans home to West Seattle after game. Last boat leaves Seattle approx 9:30, or game end.”
    so maybe they changed their mind about the extra sailings…

  • WSB August 5, 2009 (1:37 pm)

    Late add. I just got a note from Linda T. Adding info now.

  • WSB August 5, 2009 (1:41 pm)

    Michael, there wouldn’t usually be a 10:30 sailing unless there’s a Mariners game or it’s Friday/Saturday night. Meantime, just added exact quotes above, Argosy has made an 11th-hour addition … TR

  • JamminJ August 5, 2009 (6:16 pm)

    ok, silly question.

    any tickets left for tonight???

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