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Light Rail to Run Only One Car on Nights, Weekends Beginning Oct. 2

train1Seattle Times (RVP news partner):

To save money, Sound Transit plans to shorten its light-rail trains to only one car during nights and weekends, starting Oct. 2.

The change is expected to reduce maintenance costs by about $460,000 a year, or 1 percent of the $46 million operating budget for the 16-mile Link line.

A single rail car will run after 7:30 p.m. weeknights and all weekend, unless a ballgame or other event requires more capacity, said spokeswoman Kimberly Reason. Read more.

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