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Riders enter this station from a south entrance at Northeast 8th Street and a north entrance connecting to 116th Avenue Northeast via a new pedestrian walkway. This elevated station provides important access to nearby medical facilities and the growing Wilburton neighborhood.
Travel time: Wilburton Station to Mercer Island - 13 minutes
South Bellevue Station to Redmond Technology Center: 2024
South Bellevue Station to International District/Chinatown Station: 2025*
*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 in spring 2024. The 2 Line, which is not affected by quality issues related to construction, ahead of the I-90 segment.
The remainder of East Link, that crosses I-90 and includes opening Judkins Park and Mercer Island Stations is expected to open in 2025.
ARTIST: Phillip K. Smith III (Palm Springs, CA)
DESCRIPTION: Smith's landmark for the station will be a 40-foot tower that responds to the color of the sky and the changing light over the course of a day. An x-shaped column of mirrored surfaces will reflect the sky and station surroundings during the day. Internal lights will transform the sculpture into a column of colors during the darker hours of the day, changing and combining from early morning until full daylight, then again from dusk to the end of service in the evening.
After crossing I-405, the eastbound train arrives at Wilburton Station.
The elevated station serves nearby medical facilities, retail and residential neighborhoods.
It’s 22-minutes from here to the Chinatown/International District Station where a transfer to the southbound train takes riders to Sea-Tac Airport.
Workers apply finishing touches to the tracks
After crossing I-405, eastbound trains head north to the Wilburton Station.