Federal Way Link Extension

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

Federal Way Link Extension project updates

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Star Lake Park and Ride closed to make way for construction of our new Link Light Rail station and garage.

Star Lake Park and ride closure map


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: 2025/2026*
  • 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

*April 2023 update: Work is ongoing to identify new opening timelines for four light rail projects in construction, including the Federal Way Link Extension. The project’s design/build contractor is currently constructing a long-span bridge to address unstable soil conditions discovered along a portion of the alignment near a wetland area in Kent. We’re working with the contractor to estimate a new opening timeframe for the project, which is currently trending toward 2025/2026.