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January 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

What's open, closed for MLK holiday

On Monday, the federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr., here is a list of what’s open and closed as well as special hours for some public services and businesses:

Parking on Seattle streets is free.

Public schools are closed.

Garbage and recycling-pickup schedules in Seattle, Bellevue and many other municipalities are unchanged.

• Post offices are closed, and there will be no mail delivery.

• Most banks and credit unions are closed.

• Seattle park hours are unchanged, but community centers will be closed.

• Most state liquor stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. See the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s list of open stores at bit.ly/wHgtIU

• Metro bus routes will operate on a reduced weekday schedule. If it snows, however, Metro could switch to its snow routes. Downtown routes 2, 12, 16, 48, 60 and 66, as well as routes that travel along Second Avenue between Seneca and Cherry streets, will be rerouted and possibly delayed for a planned rally to commemorate King’s birthday. For route information, and to sign up for route-change alerts, go to kingcounty.gov/metro/snow.

• Sound Transit Link light-rail trains and ST Express buses will operate on regular weekday schedules.

• Sounder commuter rail service will operate only on the Tacoma-to-Seattle line on a reduced weekday schedule, with four morning and four afternoon trains. Train times to Seattle: 4:55 a.m., 6 a.m., 6:50 a.m. and 8 a.m. Train times to Tacoma from Seattle’s King Street Station: 3:15 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:12 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. More details at: soundtransit.org.

• King County Water Taxi will not operate either the Vashon Island or West Seattle routes. The free West Seattle Taxi shuttles — routes 773 and 775 — also will not operate.

• Community Transit service to and from downtown Seattle will be reduced on routes 401, 402, 413, 415 and 421; selected trips will not operate. Only route 855 will operate to Seattle’s University District. For information, go to communitytransit.org.

• All locations of the Seattle Public Library and book drops at the Central Library downtown will be closed.

• Washington State Ferries will operate a regular sailing schedule.

• Most retailers and grocery stores will have regular hours.

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