Public invited to share design ideas for Tacoma Link light rail stations

Publish Date

Design concepts for the five stations for the downtown Tacoma Link light rail line will be the topic of three public workshops being hosted by Sound Transit. Each of the workshops will focus on specific station locations.

Wednesday, July 21
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 

Sound Transit Community Office
1003 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Focus: S. 9th Street Station,
S. 13th Street Station (University/Museum)

Wednesday, July 21
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Sound Transit Community Office
1003 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Focus: S. 19th Street Station

Thursday, July 22
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Freighthouse Square, Phoenix Rm.
602 E. 25th St., Tacoma

Focus: S. 25th Street & Pacific Station
Tacoma Dome Station

At its July 8 meeting the Sound Transit Board finalized the northern portion of the Tacoma Link light rail route and station locations, affirming the route preferred by the Tacoma City Council. The board had identified the route for the southern portion of the 1.6-mile "L" shaped route in February. The route begins at the Tacoma Dome transit station on 25th Street, going west to Pacific Avenue where it turns north on a single set of tracks along Pacific to just south of the University/Museum light rail station. The board's recent action approved continuing from that point with two sets of tracks on Pacific Avenue to 17th Street, turning up Commerce Street to the last station on the line to be located on the north side of S. 9th Street. Construction is scheduled to begin by fall of 2000, with the line opening for operation in 2002. 

More information about Sound Transit, including plans for the Tacoma Link light rail line, are available by visiting our website at, or by visiting Sound Transit's Tacoma Community Office at 1003 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma.

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