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

Community guide to construction
May 18, 2015: Learn more about how Sound Transit builds light rail and what to expect during construction

Project update: East Link Extension
May 1, 2015: Update on East Link activities

Project update: East Link Extension
Jan 13, 2015: Update on East Link activities