On September 30, 2013 Bridget Turrell, of Fox News, aired a story about the changes coming to the Sound Transit system, specifically the Sounder trains. For those riding the trains from Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn and other cities that are south of Seattle, these changes are welcome and could relieve some of their commute stress. On the trains you could hear a message playing every 30 minutes or so that let you know that their could be changes to the normal bus and train routes.
As the Puget Sound has grown and changed over the years the people at Sound Transit noticed a sharp decrease in the number of Sounder train riders coming from the north into Seattle and an increase in those coming from the south. Such a large increase that there is often standing room only on the Sounder. The logical step for Sound Transit was to move some of the cars from the north line to the south line and that is exactly what is taking place.
If you are a Sounder or other Sound Transit rider, please make sure to double check your schedule and pick up a new book that reflects the recent changes that have been made by the system. You don’t want to find yourself running late for work or stuck out in the cold waiting for the next train or bus. The new schedules are available online, on the Sounder, on the link trains, in the bus terminals and at Sound Transit offices.