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A drone shot of the OMF in Tacoma.
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A drone captures the scene at the OMF in Tacoma.

Fresh pics: Tying in Hilltop Tacoma

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Amid a historic heat wave last month, construction crews made amazing progress on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension.

They connected the existing Tacoma Link line to the new rail yard at the expanded Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) at East 25th Street in the Dome district in Tacoma.

We're thankful to our riders for their patience, as we had to shut Tacoma Link down for a few weeks to complete the work. And we're grateful to the workers who battled the elements! 

We were able to get a few fresh pics of the facility recently. Check them out! 

A drone shot of the new OMF in Tacoma, with the Tacoma Dome in the background.
The expanded OMF will accommodate five new light rail vehicles.
Two workers smooth concrete on the Tacoma construction site.
This project more than doubles the length of Tacoma Link.
A construction worker kneels down to work on the light rail tracks.
The Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension opens in 2023!
Light rail tracks are installed in Tacoma.
Future service will connect the Hilltop and Stadium Districts to our Sounder Tacoma Dome Station.

More stories on Hilltop Tacoma Link construction

Hopefully this isn't the first time you've run across our continuing coverage of this project.

Check out our past stories for more action shots and information.

Fresh pics: Hilltop Tacoma is 75 percent complete

Women power progress on Sound Transit job sites

Four-year light rail outlook: where are we now, and where are we going?

Or you can see all of our Hilltop Tacoma stories by clicking on the category listing below (or on the right if you're reading this on your desktop or tablet).

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, on Oct. 2. 

You can check our system expansion page for details on the overall regional expansion plan.

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