With thousands likely to travel to downtown Seattle for Wednesday’s Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade, using the region’s rail transit could save Hawks fans considerable grief.
The parade will start at 11 a.m. on Fourth Avenue, south of Denny Way, and continue along Fourth until arriving at CenturyLink Field at about 1:30 p.m.
From Tacoma and Lakewood, fans can ride Sounder trains to King Street Station near Pioneer Square. The adult fare is $4.75 each way for the 59-minute trip.
One issue is the trains are timed for rush-hour riders, so fans will arrive well before the parade begins, which might not be bad if the crowds are huge.
From the Tacoma station at Freighthouse Square, the first train leaves at 4:55 a.m. The last morning train leaves Tacoma at 8 a.m. Departures from Lakewood are 14 minutes earlier.
The return trips begin from Seattle at 3:12 p.m. and continue through 6:12 p.m.
Parking is available in the garage adjacent to Freighthouse Square or downtown where passengers can ride the Link light rail to Freighthouse.
From Sea-Tac Airport, Central Link light-rail trains are available for the 38-minute trip to downtown Seattle and run throughout the day. Trains run as frequently as every 71/2 minutes during peak hours. Adult fares are $2.75 each way. Parking is available in the airport garage or in nearby airport parking lots and rates are $3 an hour in general parking at the airport garage. The Central Link terminal is connected to the airport garage.