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: Final design

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

Issues for final design

  • Final architectural features
  • Artist selection
  • Construction staging, schedule and methods

See most recent design materials in the document archive.

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  • Central Bellevue: started in early 2016
    • Construction of the downtown Bellevue tunnel began in early 2016 and the remainder of central Bellevue construction is currently scheduled to begin in mid 2017
  • I-90: mid 2017
  • South Bellevue: mid 2017 
  • BelRed: mid 2017
  • Overlake: mid 2017

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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