Federal Way Link Extension

Building light rail further into south King County
Map of the area surrounding Federal Way Link Extension

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Star Lake Park and Ride closed to make way for the construction of our new Link light rail station and garage.

Star Lake Park and ride closure map

Overview

This project extends light rail from Angle Lake Station in the city of SeaTac to the Federal Way Transit Center. The 7.8-mile extension includes three stations in Kent/Des Moines near Highline College, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center. All three stations add parking for a total of 3,200 spaces along the route.

Facts

  • Open: 2024 *
  • Length: 7.8 miles, 3 stations
  • Service: Every 6-8 minutes in peak hours
  • Projected travel times:
    • Federal Way Transit Center to Sea-Tac Airport: 15 minutes
    • Kent/Des Moines to downtown Seattle: 42 minutes
  • Projected ridership: 29,000 – 34,000 daily riders by 2026

*Aug. 18, 2022 update: Work is ongoing to identify new opening timelines for four light rail projects currently in construction. While the Federal Way Link Extension was planned to open near the end of 2024, we now expect construction completion to extend some number of months into 2025, depending on identified design solutions. An upcoming programmatic review will also assess shared resources and project sequencing. Expect further updates in Q4 2022.