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Link trains at the South Bellevue Station on a sunny day, with trees and downtown Bellevue in the background

Link gets closer to opening on the Eastside 

Trains are running between Bellevue and Redmond every day preparing for opening.

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According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is just around the corner, and that means the Link 2 Line is, too! 

Anticipation is building as Link light rail vehicles traverse the 6.6-mile route between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations doing daily practice runs in preparation for opening.  

To tide you over, we have some very cool video and pictures of trains running on the Eastside. Check it out!

Just imagine how great it’s going to feel in a few weeks when: 

  • Link will serve eight new stations 

  • Two-car trains will run every 10 minutes, 16 hours a day 

  • Trips between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations will take 16 traffic-free minutes 

  • You can take Link to work, medical appointments, and shopping and dining spots all over the Eastside, and connect to the regional transit network to get everywhere else 

Stay tuned for more information about our opening plans and how to ride the “East Link Starter Line,” as it unofficially has come to be known. It’s all coming soon at

In the meantime, remember to be careful around train tracks. Trains can be coming at any time, from either direction. Be aware of your surroundings, follow traffic signals and cross only at designated locations.  

Can’t wait to see you on the 2 Line! 

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