Tacoma Link Extension

Project Highlights

Mode:

  • Link light rail

Start of service:

Targeted for 2022

Overview:

This project will more than double the length of Tacoma Link, which currently serves about one million riders each year. The extended route is 2.4 miles long starting with a relocated Theater District station, and adds six new stations connecting to popular destinations such as Old City Hall, the Stadium District, Wright Park and major medical facilities before reaching its new Hilltop terminus.  Tracks will run in existing road lanes and will be compatible with on-street parking and existing bicycle facilities. Platforms will be located in the center roadway. The project also includes expansion of the Operations and Maintenance Facility located on East 25th Street to accommodate storage of five new light rail vehicles. 

Phase:

  • Pre-construction

Facts:

Length: 2.4 miles

Stations: 6 new and 1 relocated stations

Service: Every 10 minutes

Funding: Partnership among Sound Transit, City of Tacoma, Federal Transit Administration and other grant sources.

Region

  • South Sound

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