East Link open house highlights design for Seattle’s Rainier Station

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Sound Transit releases new video animation of the route between Downtown Seattle and Mercer Island

A July 31 open house offers a chance to see progress and provide input on the design, now 60 percent complete, for the East Link light rail extension's Rainier station. 

Rainier Station 60% Open House
5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 31; presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.
Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

In advance of the open house, Sound Transit today released a new video animation with narration highlighting the design of the East Link I-90 segment, including the Rainier and Mercer Island stations. 

By 2030 East Link is projected to carry about 50,000 riders each weekday. As the region's population continues growing East Link will provide expanded transportation capacity to the I-90 corridor. Increases in the length and frequency of trains over time offer the capacity to carry from 8,000 to 12,000 people per hour in each direction, more than doubling the person-carrying capacity of I-90.