East Link Extension
Connecting the Eastside with reliable light rail

News and updates

2 Line emergency system testing overnight at South Bellevue Station

Beginning May 2 at 11 p.m., Sound Transit crews will run emergency audio message testing at South Bellevue Station.

Light rail opens on the Eastside

Starting this morning, passengers on the Eastside will be able to use Link light rail to travel quickly and safely to destinations throughout Bellevue and Redmond. The 6.6-mile initial segment of the…

2 Line Fire Alarm Testing in Bellevue Tunnel

As part of 2 Line simulated service, crews will be running drills to test fire alarm equipment at the Downtown Bellevue Station and Bellevue Tunnel.  

Simulated 2 Line service to begin — Expect to see trains every 10-15 minutes, including at street crossings

Since civil construction has finished, test trains will begin running on the 2 Line between South Bellevue Station and Redmond Technology Station every 10–15 minutes as part of preparation for…

Ongoing construction at South Bellevue Station and Spring District Station

As we prepare to open 2 Line service between eight East Link Extension stations in early 2024, Sound Transit crews will be operating on a 24-hour basis.