Judkins Park Station

Station in median of I-90 at Rainier Avenue South.
Project map and surrounding area for Judkins Park Station

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The station is located in the center of I-90. Riders can enter from either Rainier Avenue South or 23rd Avenue South. The nearby I-90 trail as well as local bus transfers make it easy to connect to light rail for transit riders, people walking and people cycling.

Open: 2025*

Travel time: Judkins Park Station to Westlake - 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.  

Station art

PROJECT: Platform Windscreens
ARTIST: Barbara Earl Thomas (Seattle, WA)
DESCRIPTION: Translating her cut-paper images into glass and metal, Barbara Thomas' work will tell a story in pictures across some of the station's platform windscreens. Thomas is a native of South Seattle and the station artwork is based on the idea of passing the torch from one generation to another. Thomas is further working to develop a component of the artwork that is accessible to the disabled community, in particular those served by the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind.

PROJECT: Station Entrances
ARTIST: Hank Willis Thomas (New York, NY)
DESCRIPTION: Thomas' two murals for the station celebrate a native son, Jimi Hendrix, capturing both the hope of youth and the fleeting nature of success. The west station entrance will feature a 50 foot tall mural of Hendrix based on a snapshot taken soon after his first teenage gig. At the east station entrance, Thomas' mural will be a collage of portraits taken at the peak of Hendrix' fame, rendered in gold-toned metal. Each artwork is an extension of Thomas' ongoing explorations of the interactions between identity, commerce and the media.