East Link Extension

Connecting the Eastside with reliable light rail
Project map and surrounding area for East Link Extension

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Fourteen miles long, the entire East Link Extension includes 10 stations from Seattle's International District to Judkins Park, across I-90 to Mercer Island and South Bellevue, and through downtown Bellevue and the Bel-Red area to Redmond Technology Station. 

The 2 Line, between South Bellevue to Redmond Technology Station, is opening April 27, 2024.

The remainder of East Link that connects the east side to the 1 Line in Seattle, is scheduled to open in 2025.


  • Open:​​​​​ 
    • South Bellevue Station to Redmond Technology Center: 2024
    • South Bellevue Station to International District/Chinatown Station: 2025*
  • Length: 14 miles; 10 stations
  • Service: Every 8 minutes in peak hours.
  • Projected travel times:
    • Redmond Technology to Bellevue Downtown: 10 minutes

*February 2024 update:

In August 2023, the Sound Transit Board voted for a phased approach to opening the East Link Extension, beginning with providing 2 Line service between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations on April 27, 2024.

The 2 Line, which is not affected by quality issues related to construction, will open ahead of the I-90 segment.

The remainder of East Link, that crosses I-90 and includes Judkins Park and Mercer Island Stations is expected to open in 2025.