Mercer Island Station

Mercer Island's connection to light rail.
Project map and surrounding area for Mercer Island Station

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The station is located in the center of I-90 near the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride and Mercer Island Town Center. Riders can enter at either 77th Avenue Southeast or 80th Avenue Southeast. People walking or cycling can access the station from the nearby Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail.

Open: 2025*

Travel time: Mercer Island to Bellevue Downtown - 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: Entrance Houses
ARTIST: Beliz Brother (Seattle, WA)
DESCRIPTION: Brother creates elegant sculptural objects inspired by natural forms, often in contrast to their architectural settings. At the west entrance, a bottle-brush-like cluster of oars suspended above the entrance staircase will serve as a reference to the island's boating culture. A second sculpture above the staircase at the east entrance will be a delicate, balancing form of simple shapes, suggesting the bobbing of a boat upon the water.