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East Link Extension

Project Highlights


  • Link light rail

Start of service:

Targeted 2023


East Link will give riders a fast, frequent and reliable connection between the Eastside's biggest population and employment centers and destinations across King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. When East Link opens in 2023, passengers will be able to ride more than 42 miles of light rail, from the eastside to Northgate and to Angle Lake. Extensions south to Kent/Des Moines and Federal Way, north to Lynnwood and east to downtown Redmond will open one year later in 2024.


  • Construction


Length: 14 miles; 10 stations

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

Budget: $3.7 billion




  • East King County

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