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Bellevue Downtown Station

This street-level station at NE 6th Street serves downtown Bellevue near the existing transit center. The station includes entrances on the east side of 110th Avenue NE and the west side of 112th Avenue NE.


Mode: Link

Opens for service: Targeted 2023

Project phase: Construction

Ride time: Bellevue Transit Center to University of Washington in about 30 minutes

Key features

  • Station on the south side of NE 6th St. between 110th and 112th Avenues NE
  • Station entrances located on 110th Ave. NE and 112th Ave. NE with elevators and stairs at each entrance and an escalator at the entrance on 110th Ave NE
  • Proximity to the Bellevue Transit Center, Bellevue City Hall, Meydenbauer Center and other downtown Bellevue amenities

Station facilities

  • Bicycle storage at both station entrances
  • Design along 110th Ave NE and west of the station entry allows for a community plaza and replacement of the existing art features
  • Terraced landscaping and planter boxes along NE 6th St. are designed to enhance the pedestrian experience to and from the station
  • Public art

Issues for final design

  • Final architectural features
  • Artist selection
  • Construction staging, schedule and methods

See most recent design materials in the document archive.

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2018 East Link construction milestones include:

  • The Rainier Freeway station and D2 bus roadway from I-90 into downtown Seattle will close in the fall for work on the Judkins Park station.
  • Construction starts on the Operations and Maintenance Facility: East (OMF East) in Bellevue.
  • Elevated rail guideway is placed over I-405 in Bellevue.
  • Excavation of the downtown Bellevue tunnel is completed.
  • Post-tensioning of the I-90 floating bridge to prepare it for light rail and increase its lifespan is completed.
  • Road-over-rail undercrossing on 112th Avenue Southeast in Bellevue gets started.
  • Work proceeds on station construction across the entire East Link extension.

  • PROJECT: Platform Windscreens (North Side)
    • ARTIST: Paul Marioni (Seattle)
    • DESCRIPTION: Marioni has devised a jewel-like wall that appears to be made of woven glass, replacing the standard windscreen for the entire north façade of the station platform. Sandwiching a basket-weave pattern of locally-made art glass between clear safety glass, Marioni will create a magical environment of natural light activated by the prism-like qualities of glass.
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  • PROJECT: East Entrance Terrazzo Floor
  • PROJECT: Tunnel North Portal Wall
    • ARTIST: Ball-Nogues Studio (Los Angeles)
    • DESCRIPTION: Inspired by the glacially-formed terrain of the Pacific Northwest, Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues are developing a sculptural screen made of glass and steel for the station’s tunnel portal wall and smokescreen. The artists are exploring industrial glass-forming technologies to suggest a slowly moving glacier migrating down the face of the portal.