University Link Extension
Link Light Rail
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University Link extends the existing light rail service to the north connecting the University of Washington and Capitol Hill to downtown Seattle and the airport. The project includes 3.15 miles of new tunnel track and two underground stations: one at Capitol Hill and one at the University of Washington.
University Link will serve the three largest urban centers in the state of Washington – downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill and the University District.
Length: 3.15 miles connects downtown Seattle to UW (Husky Stadium)
Rider projection: University Link will add 71,000 riders to the system by 2030, bringing the systemwide total to 114,000.
Budget: $1.9 billion
Construction type: Twin-bored tunnels
Funding partners: sales tax, MVET tax, federal grants
Feb 28, 2014: Win a walking tour; Capitol Hill TOD request for qualifications released; Construction reminder; Tracking Progress in U-Link Tunnels; Construction at a Glace
Construction alert: Capitol Hill Station
Feb 27, 2014: Saturday work at the Capitol Hill Station site – February 27, 2014
Project update: Capitol Hill Station
Feb 14, 2014: Win a Sound Transit walking tour of the U-Link tunnel