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Metro Transit makes changes to overnight Green Line services

Metro Transit makes changes to overnight Green Line services Photo: KSTP/File

May 17, 2019 01:59 PM

Metro Transit announced Friday it will replace Green Line trips that run from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. on weekdays with buses, according to a news release. 

The release said the change will go into effect in August. Metro Transit currently has four trips that run during those hours on the Green Line. 

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With the change, the buses will stop near each Green Line station. 

RELATED: Possible changes on the way for Metro Transit Green Line

"The new bus service will ensure that Green Line customers traveling to and from work and other destinations will still have service during these hours," Metro Transit said in a statement. 

In the release, Metro Transit addressed the use of light rail during overnight hours by those who are in need of shelter. 

"We have heard the concerns that people without access to housing or shelter will be displaced by this change. We, too, care about the well-being of our riders experiencing homelessness," the statement read. 

Metro Transit said it is working the Interagency Council on Homelessness and other partners to address the issue.

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