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South Bellevue Station

Located on Bellevue Way SE at the current South Bellevue Park-and-Ride site, this station includes bus and paratransit transfer facilities and 1,500 parking stalls.

 

Mode: Link

Opens for service: Targeted 2023

Project phase: Construction

Ride time: South Bellevue to Capitol Hill in about 21 minutes

Key features

  • Elevated center-platform station located at the existing South Bellevue Park & Ride site
  • Expands the adjacent park-and-ride to approximately 1,500 stalls with the construction of a multi-level parking garage
  • Multi-modal transportation hub with paratransit, transfers to bus service and connections to a bike and pedestrian trail
  • Connection to Mercer Slough Nature Park

Station facilities

  • Covered bicycle storage
  • Passenger drop-off/pick-up area
  • Bus layover area
  • Public art

See most recent design materials in the document archive.

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2018 East Link construction milestones include:

  • The Rainier Freeway station and D2 bus roadway from I-90 into downtown Seattle will close in the fall for work on the Judkins Park station.
  • Construction starts on the Operations and Maintenance Facility: East (OMF East) in Bellevue.
  • Elevated rail guideway is placed over I-405 in Bellevue.
  • Excavation of the downtown Bellevue tunnel is completed.
  • Post-tensioning of the I-90 floating bridge to prepare it for light rail and increase its lifespan is completed.
  • Road-over-rail undercrossing on 112th Avenue Southeast in Bellevue gets started.
  • Work proceeds on station construction across the entire East Link extension.

  • PROJECT: Garage Façade Artworks
    • ARTIST: Katy Stone (Seattle)
    • DESCRIPTION: Stone’s impression of Mercer Slough is of constant movement: wind in the trees, birds flying through the air, little waves in the water. She has captured that feeling in her sculpture, designed to seem like a stand of cattails blowing in the wind. Stone has also created a perforated screen with a pattern reminiscent of ripples in the waters of the Slough for the station garage façade.
    • WEB: http://www.katystone.net
  • PROJECT: Guideway Acoustic Panels and Station Columns
    • ARTIST: Vicki Scuri (Lake Forest Park, WA)
    • DESCRIPTION: On visits to Mercer Slough, Scuri was struck by the feeling of being under a canopy of dappled light. She will simulate that experience with patterns of local flora topping the guideway for hundreds of feet, on panels which will shield train noise from the surrounding neighborhood. Scuri’s artwork is made of complex leaf-like drawings with colors layered and rotated to create surfaces that change gradually over the length of the station. Giant-size painted leaves also wrap the station support columns in seasonal colors.
    • WEB: http://www.vickiscuri.com/