Northgate Link Extension

Ride underground from downtown to Northgate
System Expansion web map for Northgate Link Extension

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The Northgate Link Extension adds three new stations in Seattle, two underground (U District and Roosevelt stations) and an elevated station at Northgate, which will feature frequent bus connections, a park-and-ride and a bicycle/pedestrian bridge to North Seattle College.


  • Open: 2021
  • Length: 4.3 miles; 3 stations
  • Service: Every 8 minutes during peak hours.
  • Projected travel times:
    • Northgate to University of Washington - 7 minutes
    • Northgate to U District Station - 5 minutes
    • Northgate to Westlake - 14 minutes
    • U District to Westlake - 8 minutes
  • Projected ridership: 41,000 - 49,000 daily riders by 2022