Sound Transit's Union Station entrance to be unveiled and a media sneak peak of the Great Hall restoration on June 2nd
Shrouded in veil of plastic for nine months, the fully restored entrance to historic Union Station will be revealed at a special unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, June 2nd, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the entrance plaza on Jackson St. between 4th and 5th Avenues. Following the ceremony, the media is invited to join Sound Transit boardmembers on a tour of the work being done to the interior of Union Station, including a sneak peak at progress restoring the Great Hall. The sides and rear exteriors of Union Station will remain covered until work restoring those sections is completed, and full restoration and remodeling of the 1911 neo-classic train station is on track to become Sound Transit's headquarters in November.
Sound Transit is hard at work implementing Sound Move, the regional transit plan approved by voters in 1996 which includes Sounder commuter rail that will introduce two-way rush hour service between Tacoma and Seattle by early 2000 and service north to Everett and south to Lakewood by early 2001; construction of Link light rail between SeaTac and Northgate and a 1.6 mile downtown Tacoma Link line, and Regional Express service that includes 17 new limited-stop ST Express bus routes and numerous improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and high-occupancy vehicle lanes throughout the region.
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