Getting ready for the 33 miles of Link extensions coming over the next few years involves a lot more than just construction on the projects themselves. It also means making sure that our existing operations are in top condition as we prepare to expand our transit system across the region.
As with any system that begins to age, the vehicles, tracks and facilities require maintenance so that our system can continue operating in a safe and reliable manner. This means that passengers will need to prepare for intermittent periods of less frequent service and replacement bus service when available.
Link light rail
1 Line service reduced Jan. 13-Feb. 4, 2024
From Jan. 13 to Feb. 4, 1 Line service will be reduced due to track replacement and tunnel repairs between Capitol Hill and SODO stations. The work will take place every day, but the effects on 1 Line riders will vary depending on the day of the week.
On weekends, 1 Line trains will run every 10-15 minutes between Northgate–Capitol Hill, and between SODO–Angle Lake. Between Capitol Hill–SODO, there will be no 1 Line service, and a Link shuttle will serve all closed stations every 10-15 minutes.
On weekdays, trains will depart Northgate and Angle Lake stations every 13-15 minutes. Only half of these trains will serve downtown Seattle, with trains every 26-30 minutes at Capitol Hill, Westlake, University Street, Pioneer Square, and Int’l District/Chinatown stations. Every other train from Northgate will terminate at UW Station, and every other train from Angle Lake will terminate at Stadium. This preserves as much service as possible outside the downtown Seattle work area.
Stay alert to where your train is going! Look at the signs on the front and sides of the train to ensure your train will serve your destination.