Northgate station under construction in fall, 2018

Northgate Station looking good in its fall colors

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Remember that week of sunny skies and beautiful fall colors? 

Sound Transit photographer Glenn Landberg took advantage of ideal conditions last week to get some fresh photos from the future Northgate Station construction site. 

Northgate Station will be the northern end of the Northgate Link Extension that stretches light rail another 4.3-miles north from the University of Washington Station at Husky Stadium to new stations in the U District, Roosevelt and Northgate neighborhoods.

Trains will travel in tunnels from University of Washington Station to the new underground U District and Roosevelt stations before emerging onto elevated tracks serving Northgate Station.  

Trips from Northgate to Westlake in downtown Seattle will take 14 minutes when the line opens in September of 2021, no matter how bad traffic is on I-5.

From here, Link will continue north to Lynnwood and Everett. We're scheduled to open to Lynnwood in 2024 and Everet in 2036. 

Check our system expansion page for details on the overall regional light rail expansion taking light rail to the East Side, Federal Way and Tacoma

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On to the photos! 

 

View of the future Northgate Link light rail station from the nearby parking garage

View of the station from the roof of the adjacent parking parking garage set to open this fall. 

 

Zoomed in shot of the future Northgate Link light rail station from the nearby parking garage

A little closer zoomed-in look at the station where you can see the stairwells, escalators and mezzanine levels coming together. 

 

Workers build stairwells at the future Northgate Link light rail station

Checking the forms where concrete has been poured for the new stairwell walls. 

 

The view from the future Northgate Link light rail station

Looking northwest from the station platform. 

 

The view from the future Northgate Link light rail station

Looking southeast from the station platform with the steel from the main station entrances below. 

 

Workers carrying yellow panels on the platform of the future Northgate Link light rail station

 Keeping with the fall colors theme, workers moving machinery covers on the station platform. 

Overview map of the Northgate light rail extension

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