What transit looks like while Seattle is physical distancing (PHOTOS)

Mar 23 2020, 2:30 pm

While Seattle commuters are used to packed light rail rides during rush hour, things have taken quite the turn as residents are now practicing physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Starting this morning, King County Metro has temporarily implemented free public transit across all services in response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

It has also enacted enhanced cleaning measures, including daily disinfecting of all surfaces in buses, trains, water taxis, stations, and machines.

If you’ve recently taken public transit, you will notice many cars are empty — and under these circumstances, that is a good thing. Here are some snapshots of what Seattle transit has been looking like lately.

 

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