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Northbound trains emerge from the Maple Leaf tunnel portal and rise to the elevated Northgate Station spanning Northeast 103rd Street. Station entrances are located on mall property near the Northgate Transit Center. Extending north of the station the turn-back tracks mark the start of the Lynnwood Link Extension, opening in 2024.
Web cam: Watch the construction of the Northgate Station.
Travel time: Northgate to Westlake - 14 minutes
Buses bring riders to the front door of the station. Starting in 2023, riders can travel directly from here to Bellevue and the Microsoft campus.
From Northgate, southbound trains start their underground trip at the Maple Leaf Portal. They continue underground, avoiding traffic, through downtown Seattle.
Northbound trains rise from the Maple Leaf Portal to the elevated station.
Stairs and escalators transport riders to and from the platform. Trains continue north to Lynnwood starting in 2024.
Workers install Peters’ painting in glass. It is inspired by the nature and sounds of the Northgate area, with an homage to the Washington State Insect, the Green Darner dragonfly.
©Mary Ann Peters, platform
Cris Bruch’s plaza sculpture is tree-like in form, with a trunk and branches fabricated from steel, emulating the techniques used to create public utility structures like light poles.
©Cris Bruch, plaza
Mary Ann Peters was inspired by the nature and sounds of the Northgate area. With an homage to the Washington State Insect, the Green Darner dragonfly, she created a painting in glass for the west clerestory of the platform. Peters uses multiple layers of information to build an image, leaving a record of ideas and shifting visuals for the viewer to follow.
Cris Bruch’s plaza sculpture serves as a landmark and meeting place for train riders and neighbors from the nearby urban village. A large, gracefully arching, painted-steel structure, the sculpture emulates natural forms and public utility structures. Aluminum baskets hang from the ends of the branches, collected into bunches the artist calls “blossoms.” Bruch describes his other sculpture, located on 1st Avenue Northeast near the north entrance, as a large, “low-dimension cluster of polyhedrons” mounted on the station’s greenery screen wall.