Sound Transit opens pedestrian bridge at Auburn Sounder station

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Sound Transit this afternoon opened a new pedestrian bridge at Auburn's Sounder commuter rail station for train and bus riders to move safely and conveniently across the train tracks between the southbound train platform and the station's six-story garage.

Commuters will use the facility for the first time this afternoon when southbound Sounder trains arrive at the station at 5:25 p.m., 5:40 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. Northbound trains depart the station at 6:40 a.m., 6:55 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. on weekday mornings.

Auburn Station provides parking for 676 vehicles, including 563 in the parking garage and an additional 113 at surface level. In addition to Sounder commuter rail, the station also serves more than 350 ST Express and Metro buses daily.

Painted green to match Auburn Station's color theme, the bridge rises 24 feet and extends 80 feet across the train tracks, linking the Sounder platform on the west side of the tracks with the third floor of the parking garage. The bridge is accessible by stairs or elevator.

Auburn Station is located on the west side of downtown Auburn along the existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks between A Street Southwest and C Street Southwest, extending southward from Main Street to Third Street Southwest. The parking garage entrance is on 2nd just west of A Street.

The bridge was designed by Anil Verma Associates of Kirkland and built under a $1.4 million contract with PCL Construction of Bellevue.

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