Federal Way Link Extension project updates
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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.
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.
- 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
Canopy coverage on platform means riders stay dry while enjoying lots of natural light.
A new street with wide pedestrian paths connects Kent/Des Moines station to Highline College.
Garage entrance and food truck plaza, looking north.
The South 272nd Street station runs alongside a new parking garage.
Local bus service will bring riders to the South 272nd Street station.
Ride Link from the South 272nd Street station to Sea-Tac Airport in 10 minutes.
An art screen along the new Federal Way garage expansion enhances this view from Town Square Park and Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center.
Pick up and drop off is easy at the new, elevated Federal Way Transit Center station.