This month, crews completed track work on most of Martin Luther King Jr. Way for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, marking 75 percent completion of the project.
More than 22,000 linear feet of track has now been installed on the project, which is scheduled to open for service in 2023.
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Tacoma Link became the region’s first light rail line when it opened in 2003.
This 2.4 mile extension to the Hilltop is a vital part of Sound Transit's progress as we work to nearly triple the reach of our region’s light rail network over the next few years.
The extension will bring new economic opportunity to Tacoma and provide needed mobility while helping downtown bounce back from the pandemic.
The project added more than 103,000 square feet to the Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) in Tacoma.
Work on the expanded rail yard at the OMF and connection to the existing line is scheduled to be complete in June.
Work continues on seven new stations and five electrical sub-stations that will supply the new line. Five new train cars, which will start arriving later this year, will be added to the existing fleet.
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More light rail to the north, south and west
Projects currently under construction or under contract will open 28 new light rail stations over the next few years.
In fact, the Northgate Link Extension is set to open this fall!