To help get revelers home after July 4 fireworks, King County Metro is boosting service with 40 extra buses. And light rail will operate for an extra hour.

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Good news for those hoping to catch Independence Day fireworks but dreading the traffic snarl afterward: Sound Transit and King County Metro will run extended light-rail and extra bus service to help crowds get home without driving.

Metro will deploy 40 additional buses between 10:30 p.m. and midnight on routes serving Seattle Center, Gas Works Park, downtown and light-rail stations. And light rail will run until 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, an hour later than normal.

The downtown transit tunnel will close at 2:20 a.m. July 5 to accommodate the extended service. Otherwise, Metro and light rail will operate on a normal Sunday/Holiday schedule.

Southbound trains from the University of Washington station will depart every 30 minutes after midnight. The last southbound Link train leaves at 2 a.m. Northbound trains from Angle Lake station will depart every 30 minutes after 11:30 p.m. The last train leaves Angle Lake at 1 a.m.

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Sounder commuter-rail service, as well as some Sound Transit Express bus routes will not operate on the holiday.

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[Related: List of July 4th festivities in Seattle and beyond]