East Link Extension

Project highlights

Mode:

Link Light Rail

Start of Service:

Targeted 2023

Overview:

East Link Extension will give riders a fast, frequent and reliable connection from the Eastside's biggest population and employment centers to downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and the University of Washington. Ten stations will serve Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Bel-Red and Overlake in Redmond.

 

Phase:

Final design

Facts:

Length: 14 miles

Ride times:

  • Mercer Island to University of Washington: 20 minutes
  • South Bellevue to Sea-Tac Airport: 50 minutes
  • Overlake Transit Center to Bellevue Transit Center: 10 minutes

Rider projection: About 50,000 riders will use East Link every day by 2030.

Budget: $2.8 billion

Latest news

60% design milestone- Seattle Public Involvement Summary
Sep 19, 2014: Summary of comments compiled from the 60% design open house in Seattle

Completion of final design- Bel-Red open house
Sep 18, 2014: Map of alignment near 130th Station

Completion of final design - Bel-Red open house
Sep 18, 2014: Sound Transit staff presentation

Give input - East Link

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Bel-Red FInal Design Open House Comment Form

Bel-Red Station Naming Survey