Eastside

Read the Eastside 2020 Progress Report

More transit for the Eastside

During the next five years, getting around is getting easier. Learn more about Sound Transit's progress building and operating an expanding system in the Eastside and how you can let us get you where you need to go. 

See how we're solving the challenge of building light rail on a floating bridge.

2021

Link icon Link to Northgate

A 7-minute ride takes you from Husky Stadium to the new NHL practice facility at Northgate.

2022

Link icon Tacoma Link to Hilltop

Grab lunch in the Stadium District between classes at UW Tacoma.

Parking icon More parking

New garages at Puyallup (opens 2022) and Sumner (opens 2023) make it easier to leave the car behind and relax your way to work on Sounder.

2023

Link icon East Link to Redmond Technology

Ride from Northgate to the Microsoft campus, or hop on at Bellevue's new Spring District neighborhood or Mercer Island and cross Lake Washington to downtown Seattle or the U District.

2024

Link icon Extending Link north, south and east

Ungrip the steering wheel and fly by traffic on your way north to Lynnwood, south to Federal Way and east to Downtown Redmond.

BT icon Stride on up to new bus rapid transit

No schedule needed to get you to destinations on I-405, SR 518, SR 522 or NE 145th St. Step off a Stride bus and onto Link light rail at Shoreline, Lynnwood, Bellevue or Tukwila.

Parking iconMore parking

Lots more parking plus new bike and pedestrian paths give you more connections to transit at North Sammamish as well as Kent, Auburn, Edmonds and Mukilteo Sounder stations.

Features

  • 10 new stations including Mercer Island, South Bellevue, Downtown Bellevue, the Spring District and Redmond’s Overlake neighborhood.
  • 1,400 additional parking spaces, local transit routes as well as bike and pedestrian paths to connect riders to stations.

2019 progress

  • Completed I-405 and I-90 overpasses.
  • Finishing work on downtown Bellevue tunnel.
  • Laying track on I-90 floating bridge.
  • Restoring wetlands near Mercer Slough, Kelsey Creek and other construction sites.

2020 look-ahead

  • Complete construction of Mercer Island, Overlake Village and Redmond Technology stations.

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Features

  • 2 new stations: SE Redmond near Marymoor Village and Downtown Redmond.
  • 1,400-stall parking garage at SE Redmond, local bus routes and easy pedestrian and bike access from nearby trails.

2019 progress

  • Selected contractor to finalize design and build the project.
  • Celebrated project groundbreaking.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Early construction activity. 

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Features 

  • New light rail line serving seven stations.
  • Planning starts in 2027.

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Features

  • Stride, a new bus rapid transit (BRT) service, will offer fast, frequent and reliable bus travel to destinations on highways and arterials north, east and south of Lake Washington.
  • Buses run as often as every 10 minutes. Stations will be designed for fast arrivals and departures.
  • Park-and-ride facilities at NE 44th and South Renton stations. 
  • Connects to Link light rail at Shoreline, Lynnwood, Bellevue and Tukwila.

2019 progress

  • Refined project will take advantage of new Express Toll Lanes, cutting Lynnwood to Bellevue travel time by 40%.
  • Conducted outreach to inform and gather comments from communities along the route.
  • Performed fieldwork, technical analysis and environmental study.

2020 look-ahead 

  • WSDOT starts construction of I-405 Renton-to-Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project, which includes the new NE 44th Stride station in Renton.

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Features  

  • Up to 200 spaces with local transit connections.

2019 progress

  • Potential sites identified and studied.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Determine preferred location in partnership with City of Sammamish and King County Metro.

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